IPL 2018 Live RR vs KKR :Kolkata wins the toss

  • IPL 2018 Live RR vs KKR :Kolkata wins the toss

IPL 2018 Live RR vs KKR :Kolkata wins the toss

At the start, their middle-order batters were not clicking but since they have promoted Jos Buttler to opening slot, they have been consistent enough to chase or post winning score.

RR have done well to give the teams in the top half a major scare. The opener has bailed the team out and managed to push it over the line single-handedly with very little contributions from the other batsmen.

KKR have lacked the consistency but have done well to bounce back from desperate situations.

Dinesh Karthik led the side to a victory in the next two games, as the team started coming back to form in the tournament.

RR vs KKR IPL match today, the battle which will decide the match will be KKR's bowling against RR's bowling. Defending champions Mumbai Indians' resurgence was brought to a halt by the Rajasthan Royals but such is their net run-rate compared to the other four teams in the playoff race that victories in their remaining two games should seal a place in the last-four. RR head back home to play against fearless RCB.

With his exploits with both bat and ball, Narine has emerged as the most valuable player for KKR and the Trinidadian will once again look to play a key role. That being said, one team, will certainly leave Kolkata hurting a lot more.

What to expect: There has been plenty of rain in the city leading up to the game but things remained clear on the eve of the clash. There's rain forecast on match day as well.

IPL 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens, latest update and cricket score: Archer returns to the attack. Though he bowled in the nets, Jacques Kallis, the coach, confirmed they are going to make a last minute call on his availability. As the sun shone over the Holkar Stadium in Indore, KKR batsman made good work out of a exhausted Kings XI Punjab bowling as they got off to a blistering start.

In the bowling section, the spin trio of Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav have impressed.

The Knight Riders batting, on the other hand, looks a force with the likes of Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik and youngster Shubman Gill - all in fine form.

Adding to that tally, D'Arcy Short and Rahul Tripathi have also failed to live up to that billing.

Their fate hanging in balance, a loss in the penultimate league round match may virtually sound the death knell for one of the two teams. Buttler, Rahane, Stokes and Samson should be the Batsmen to Watch Out for tonight at Eden Gardens. They have won six and lost the same number of games so far. Narine's battle with Buttler will be one of the key contests of the game. Skipper Karthik has quietly done his job in the batting and averages a healthy 46.37 (371 runs) and he too will eye a good show with the bat on Tuesday.