ELiminator between KKR and RR
It’s time for Survival for both KKR and RR in the eliminate one. Eden Gardens will host the first Eliminator between third and fourth teams. RR did not win a game since 2008 at Eden Garden. KKR are strong side, especially at home. Winner of this match will play against SRH in Qualifier 2 at this same venue.
Though they have lost shape in middle of season. They gained the momentum before the start of Play offs with two straight wins. If you weigh their batting and bowling, Their batting is the main cause for Success. That doesn’t mean their bowling is bad. Their bowlers performed above par in more than 50 % of games. Dinesh Karthik was the black horse in KKR team. He has performed in every given opportunity. He has never been in knock out situation in their tournament. They will same with same IX, in fact KKR is the first team to yield maximum from four foreign players. Dinesh Karthik os lucky to have such a strong side.
Can RR create an upset?
RR’s success story is completely contrast to KKR’s story. Their success was dependent of other’s weakness. They did not have great season at the start but recovered with the help their oversees pros BEn stokes and Jos Butler. Jos Butler completely changed opposition perception on RR since he was sent in as opener. But unfortunately for them Jos Butler left India on national Duty. RR won their last game without English players against RCB. RR should look for another opener after sending Joe Archer as opener backfired.
Since inclusion of Joefry Archer , RR’s fate has changed. Not because he is lucky charm, His performance project otherwise. They can restrict KKR to low score if he can shackele Andre Rusell at the end.
Joefrey Archer to pick two or wickets.