As the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) playoff race unfurled with ‘Agar Magar’, Rajasthan Royals maintain their hopes of beating Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, keeping the rhythm of victory. With the intention of
It is important to win this match for Rajasthan
Along with winning the last league match, the 2008 champions Royals will have to pray for other results to be in their favor. It will be necessary for him to lose the last match of Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad one of the two matches. In such a situation, the Royals would make it to the playoffs based on the runerate. Before that however, he has to defeat KKR. The greater the margin of victory, the greater the advantage of Steve Smith’s team.
Rajasthan players in form
Royals star all-rounder Ben Stokes has returned to form, taking two wickets against Punjab on Friday to score a half-century. The return of the World Cup 2019 hero in a timely manner is an auspicious sign for the Royals. Sanju Samson is also seen in the flow of the opening matches.
Uthappa’s experience also worked
Captain Smith knows the fun of playing according to the situation and Robin Uthappa’s experience in the last match was also useful. The opposing team also cannot take Jose Butler and Rahul Teotia lightly. In bowling, Jofra Archer has performed brilliantly so far who bowled Chris Gayle to a score of 99 in the last match.
KKR’s runrate too low
On the other hand, playoff is the most difficult path for KKR as its runrate is worse than all the teams. They will only qualify if they beat the Royals and no other team can reach 14 points. But it looks impossible. Despite this, batsmen like Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and bowlers like Varun Chakraborty, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkoti will be trying their best to win.
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