| Kolkata Knight Riders
||vs|| Rajasthan Royals
ScheduleTuesday, 29 April 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The two high ranked teams of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will face each other for the first time in the event. Both teams have performed almost equally well so far since they have won two and lost two encounters in the tournament. The forthcoming game will be an important one for rival units since each of them will anticipate grabbing it.
KKR surrendered a low scoring match against Kings XI Punjab and Suryakumar Yadav was the only batsman who left some impression by scoring 34 runs. Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa should bat aggressively. Sunil Narine is their outstanding bowler while Piyush Chawla and Morne Morkel are supporting him well.
RR has their tails up after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by a huge margin when Pravin Tambe destroyed the rival batting. Kane Richardson along with Rajat Bhatia are bowling according to the situation. Ajinkya Rahane is their top scorer but his captain, Shane Watson, Sajnu Samson and Stuart Binny must concentrate on positive batting.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 18:30 local at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
A warm evening with temperatures around 28-38ᵒC
The winning skipper will opt to field
Perfect for batting
Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav.
Rajasthan Royals – Shane Watson (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Abhiskeh Nayar, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rajat Bhatia, Tim Southee, Kane Richardson, Pravin Tambe.
Rajasthan Royals will be the likely winners