Rajashtan Royals take on Kolkata KnightRiders

Category: By raja raghavan aka rahul

It’s another of those high profile contests featuring teams owned by Bollywood superstars. After Chris Gayle did the trick for the Shah Rukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders in the rain-truncated match against Kings XI on Tuesday, KKR are gearing up to upset the calculations of defending champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) co-owned by Shilpa Shetty. Defending champion Rajasthan Royals will look for a quick turnaround in its fortunes when it meets a rejuvenated Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League.

Kolkata haven't done anything special yet, barring Chris Gayle's explosive cameo. They overcame their dismal opener with a Duckworth-Lewis win over Kings XI Punjab and plenty rests on Gayle and Brendon McCullum at the top .

Without big stars in its ranks, Royals has a tough task on hand after the thrashing in the campaign opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore and a wash-out in the second game against Mumbai Indians.Warne, Mascarenhas, Smith and Tyron Henderson should continue to be the four foreign players. Niraj Patel is the man most likely to be under pressure.Warne would also come face to face with old foe Ganguly .

It's time for RR to make a fresh start. After all, the IPL is all about forgetting defeats and making new beginnings

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