Rajasthan Royals will face against Kolkata Knight Riders in the first return match of this season. RR are in the upper side of the table as the stand third on the points table, while KKR still strive to stay towards the upper side on fifth position. This match will help shape the path ahead, with either Rajasthan retaining their position of Kolkata moving one step ahead. While Rajasthan have been winning matches, KKR need to lift themselves. Their previous encounter this season gave way to the exciting super over after which RR won after a count of maximum boundaries. Here are five players who can change the game in this promising match
1. Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)
Captain of Rajasthan Royals with cool and ease which has helped them strengthen. This all-rounder has scored 133 runs and also taken one wicket. His captaincy is compared to Rahul Dravid and his outlook of smart cricket was responsible for their previous win against KKR.
2. Karun Nair (Rajasthan Royals)
This opening batsman took his time to begin performing. Although he started slow in the first two matches, in his third match he scored huge and contributed largely to the score by scoring 73 off 50 balls in their inning. He has scored a total of 82 in the three matches he has been a part of. Now that he is in form, a lot is expected of this young batsman.
3. James Faulkner (Rajasthan Royals)
This Tasmanian all-rounder has the ability to change the game around. He has taken 7 wickets in the 5 matches he has been a part f and scored 22 runs. He is known for picking the key wickets and took 2 huge wickets in their last match. He is one of the biggest strengths of RRs bowling front and needs to be looked out for by batsmen.
4. Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders)
This right handed batsman knows his way with the bat. He is a talented stroke maker who has all the shots in the book. He has scored 144 runs in the six matches he has been a part of and can bat in various positions. In their previous match, he scored a phenomenal 47 runs off 38 balls before being taken down by Ravindra Jadeja.
5. Dark Horse: Suryakumar Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders)
This right handed batsman has established his reputation as a prolific run getter. He has scored 118 runs in the six matches he has been a part of. He played beautifully in his previous match against Rajasthan and has shown potential to hit big.