Rajasthan Royals takes on Kolkata Knight Riders in today’s IPL encounter and after a somewhat dull match last night, you’d expect it to be a thrilling one in the best vs best clash. Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell and Steve Smith are some of the superstars involved in the game and their clash surely makes it a watchable and exciting one. Let’s take a look at three exciting players battle to look forward to in tonight’s game.
Steve Smith vs Pat Cummins
Steve Smith vs Pat Cummins is an exciting battle to watch today considering the fact that both the players are best in the world when it comes to Test cricket and both represent the same team when playing international cricket. They haven’t faced each other in IPL yet and so nobody has any edge over each other when it comes to the battle and today could be the beginning of something. Cummins against Jos Buttler will also be a thing to watch. Both these players have an even record when it comes to Twenty 20 Internationals.
Sanju Samson vs Sunil Narine
RR batsman Sanju Samson has been in tremendous form in this Dream11 IPL. He has won his side both the matches and he has looked unstoppable. However, both the matches have been played at a small ground like Sharjah and that’s why this Dubai Cricket Ground will test Samson differently. What else will test Samson is a bowler named Sunil Narine against whom he hasn’t had any great deal of success. Samson has scored only 39 runs in the 45 balls he has faced of him and he has got out thrice to him. Narine has looked out of form both with bat and ball while Samson must be oozing with confidence after 2 brilliant games. This calls for a great battle between these two.
Dinesh Karthik vs Jofra Archer
The last interesting player battle from this game is between Dinesh Karthik and Jofra Archer. When the last time these two met, Karthik hit him for two sixes at Eden. Karthik overall enjoys a great record against Archer who has bowled 24 balls to him conceding 38 runs without any success. KKR skipper hasn’t been in good form in these two games and he will have to counter Jofra’s threat tonight. Jofra Archer vs Andre Russell is also an intriguing contest to look forward to as the latter has a strike rate of 150 in the 14 balls he has faced of Archer.