IPL Preview: Confident Rajasthan Royals Host Inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders

After playing out an intense game that went till the Super Over in the UAE, Rajasthan Royals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders for the second time in the season in their first home game.

updated: May 04, 2014 15:20 IST
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Ahmedabad: The last time they clashed, Rajasthan Royals edged past Kolkata Knight Riders in perhaps the most nerve-wrecking contest of this season's IPL and it promises to be another humdinger when the two teams with fluctuating fortunes square off in Ahmedabad on Monday. (Rajasthan Royals, the Champions of Super Over Thrillers)

Their most recent head-to-head took place on April 29 in Abu Dhabi, which was among three UAE cities which played host to the IPL's first leg. That clash turned out to be a battle of epic proportions. Both the teams ended their regulation overs on the same score, before also finishing level in the Super Over. Finally it took a boundary count to decide the match which was won by Royals in final analysis.

And it would be interesting to see whether KKR would be able to pull themselves up from the slumber and extract revenge for the heartbreaking loss. (KKR vs RR, Super Over Finish: As it Happened)

Royals are better-placed as far as morale is concerned. The team chalked out a thumping win over Delhi Daredevils on Saturday with discovering a match-winner in young Karun Nair, who slammed a 50-ball 73. KKR, on the other hand, were thoroughly outplayed in their 34-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in their most recent match. (Schedule | Points Table)

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