| Rajasthan Royals
||vs|| Kolkata Knight Riders
ScheduleMonday, 5 May 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueSardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Rajasthan Royals looks a more determined side and keeps consolidating under the leadership of Shane Watson whereas Kolkata Knight Riders are sliding down the table. The latter lost their first game against on the Indian soil against Chennai Super Kings while RR beat Delhi Daredevils in their opener in the country of IPL. KKR has played six games in the ongoing tournament, won just two and lost four while RR triumphed in four out of six and surrendered two.
Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan were the only batsmen who fought well for KKR vs. CSK while Manish Pandey along with Jacques Kallis must come out of their bad patch. Piyush Chawla and Shakib Al Hasan should learn from Sunil Narine, how to bowl according to the situation.
Karun Nair demonstrated a match winning unbeaten knock of 73 runs for RR against DD with a valid support from Sanju Samson whereas Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane are in good nick. Pravin Tambe, James Faulkner and Kane Richardson are bowling excellently.
Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 16:00 local at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
A hot day with temperatures around 28-43ᵒC
The winner will bat first
A nice surface to bat on
Rajasthan Royals – Shane Watson (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rajat Bhatia, Kane Richardson, Pravin Tambe.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine.
The confident RR will win the match