Languishing at the bottom of the points table with a solitary win from four games, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face each other in match 18 of IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
A consistent Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on a troubled Rajasthan Royals in the 16th match of IPL 2021 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Approaching the second week of the tournament, RCB remain the only team who are undefeated as yet. Beginning IPL 2021 with a win over Mumbai Indians (MI), RCB have confidently overcome Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). They would undoubtedly be the favourites going into the game against RR.
It will be Delhi Capitals versus Rajasthan Royals in match number seven of IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Over the years, Delhi Capitals have been an under-performing outfit in the tournament. However, over the last couple of seasons they have lifted their performances. Their dominating victory over Chennai Super Kings in their first match was proof of their growing superiority.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) will kick-off their IPL 2021 campaign with the fourth match of the season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday, April 12. Rajasthan and Punjab were two of the most disappointing franchises last season. While RR finished in the last position, PBKS ended at number six only due to a superior run rate.
Rajasthan Royals' director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara has informed that all-rounder Chris Morris, purchased by franchise for a record Rs 16.25 crore at the IPL auction, will have a very specific role of supporting Jofra Archer. Morris, on Friday, became the most expensive buy in the history of the IPL, beating Yuvraj Singh’s record of Rs 16 crore.
Kolkata Knight Riders turned up the heat in Dubai today, with their skipper leading the easy as they thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 60 runs, and ending their IPL campaign. With this win, KKR are still alive in the competition and are dependent on the results of the next two games.
With Ben Stokes-inspired wins against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals’ floundering campaign in IPL 2020 is just about alive. As such, they will go into their final league match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai high on confidence. Both Rajasthan and Kolkata have 12 points from 13 games. However, RR have a better run rate than KKR, and thus, a big win for Rajasthan could put them in a reasonable position to qualify. Of course, with a few other sides also likely to finish on 14, it will be a tight race to the finish.
Punjab had put on a total of 185 runs on the board with Gayle falling just one run short of his century. Rajasthan made light work of the chase courtesy a quickfire fifty from Stokes and meaningful contributions from Samson and Smith, thereby ending Punjab’s dream run of five consecutive wins.