Kolkata Knight Riders
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be desperate to clinch two important points when they take on an in-form Rajasthan Royals (RR) led by Ajinkya Rahane at the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium on May 15 (Tuesday).

Meanwhile, there is an exciting battle to watch out for the last two playoff spots among five teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

However, permutations and combinations will have to wait as the two sides look to go all-out in a bid to put themselves in pole position to make it to the playoffs stage.

For the Royals, it has been a roller-coaster ride. They started the tournament on the worst possible note, however, the Jaipur-based outfit came back strongly in the latter stages. They have won three matches on the trot – to be back in contention for a top-four finish.

The man mainly responsible for Royals’ upswing is none other than Jos Buttler. He has taken the tournament by a storm after he started to open the innings.

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2018
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KKR, on the other, will have to get rid of Buttler as early as possible. The hosts will also look to improve their Net Run-Rate just in case the playoffs race goes down to the wire.

However, they will have their task cut out against the likes of Jofra Archer. Archer has been scintillating since he joined Royals camp midway of season eleven.

Weather Forecast:

According to Accuweather, there will be cloud cover throughout the day which makes it worse for both the teams. Moreover, there is 49 percent chance of the rain gods making its presence felt.

The temperatures will remain in the early 30s and in the evening will drop down to 20s with little chances of rain during the match. This could affect the game as it has happened and the teams will have to take care of the Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method coming into the equation.

It will be humid all day which will take a toll on the players’ body.

However, there are no chances of a washout which will keep the fans excited.

Hourly weather update: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

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Ankush Das

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