Last time Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals met in IPL 2014 in UAE, it turned out to be a nail-biting super over finish. The rivalry has deepened since then and now both teams will give their best shot. We take a look at some mini-battles that can erupt within the main battle.
Robin Uthappa vs. James Faulkner
Robin Uthappa in his last outing was promoted to open the innings and did very well. Pressure will be on Uthappa to provide solid start once again while James Faulkner against the very KKR side in last game found his rhythm back by snapping three wickets. So both these players will have a role to play and makes out for an interesting battle.
Sunil Narine vs. Ajinkya Rahane
Sunil Narine was held back till final overs by Gautam Gambhir last time KKR faced RR and he went wicket less while Ajinkya Rahane went in that very game went on to punish KKR bowlers upfront and scored 72. Gambhir will have that in back of the mind and will unleash Narine early on to counter Rahane.
Gautam Gambhir vs. Pravin Tambe
Ducks, run-out and what not? Gambhir has had everything going against him while veteran Pravin Tambe in rival camp is enjoying and why not he has been among wickets and is not afraid to take on big guys.