Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Rising Pune Supergiant Match 41
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Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Rising Pune Supergiant, match No. 41: For the second time in the league, RPS and KKR come face to face in a crucial match at Eden Garden. The sides had their last encounter about a week ago at MCA stadium where Kolkata registered a scintillating 7-wicket win over Pune. Now going into their respective 11th match, both the teams will eye top-two finish. A win to the visitors (Hyderabad) will make their way up the ladder. However, if the home side becomes the winner of KKR Vs RPS match, they will hold on their current position (2nd) even more firmly with 16 points. Also, there stands a chance for the hosts to lead the table. But to achieve that, they will have to beat topmost Mumbai Indians on net run rate.
KKR needs to be a bit more concerned about the opposition's middle-order, which was once under fire and is now back to form. With MS Dhoni batting cautiously to bring solidity in the middle, Pune doesn't need to be over reliant on their top-order batsman like Rahane, Tripathi and Steve Smith. Also, they will bank on Ben Stokes to become the winner of KKR Vs RPS match. With an unbeaten 63-ball 103, Stokes led his team to a crushing win over Gujarat Lions in the last match. Ben Stokes' comeback, that too at this crucial stage, is not a good sign for the opponents. He can be really dangerous like he turned out to be against Lions. KKR needs to come up with a sure-fire plan to get over Stokes wrath.
KKR has had one of the smoothest runs among all team this IPL season. Winning 7 of their 10 games, Kolkata comfortably sits second on the point table. Kolkata, in all likelihood, can finish top of the table. However, this all depends on how Mumbai Indians fare in their remaining matches. Despite being brutally run over by Hyderabad in their last clash, Gambhir' men are off-the-shelf to beat their next opponent in Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Rising Pune Supergiant match at Eden Garden.
Will Rising Pune Supergiants register their first win over Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Garden?