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2015 IPLT20 Season 8 : RR vs KKR Match 54 Preview

IPL8 Rajasthan Royals Squad
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders (RR vs KKR) Match-54
Date : 16 May 2015 (D/N)
Venue : Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
IPL8 Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
RR Time : GMT 14:30 Local 20:00 IST 20:00 KKR
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview Match-54 (Pre-match Analysis)
Rajasthan vs Kolkata  Preview Match-54
16 May 2015

About Team Rajasthan Royals

Winner of First IPL season 2008, Rajasthan Royals is always one of the most surprising team with good performances of young telented cricketers. Good combination of Foreign and Indian capped and uncapped players made Rajasthan very strong team in previous two seasons. Every player knew their responsibility and performed accordingly. Rahul Dravid, who capted previous seasons is still mentor of Rjasthan Royals and providing best of cricketing knowledge to new emerging talent of Rajasthan team. Rajasthan have very good record playing at their home venue but, other location they struggled lot. This year in 2015 IPL RR needs to play with confidence at other venues to qualify for final. AM Rahane, STR Binny, SV Samson, SR Watson, James Faulkner and Steven Smith are the main assets of Rajasthan. Rajasthan retained 5 players in IPL 2014 but, this year in IPL 2015 retains 19 promising player and Christopher Morris (South Africa), Juan Theron (South Africa) and few Indian un-capped players included through auction process.

See Also : Rajasthan Royals Full Squad

About Team Kolkata Knight Riders

Previous defending IPL Champion, Kolkata Knight Riders has won IPL title twice in 2012 and 2014. Consistently in previous four IPL Seasons KKR is performing very well under Gautam Gambhir's captaincy. Kolkata is having useful match winning players like: Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan and Gautam Gambhir himself. Team Kolkata have huge confidence as they are winner of previous IPL title and having good all-rounders in team. Knight Riders would like to continued the momentum of 2014 IPL season and performed well in 2015 IPL edition. In IPL 2014, KKR retained only 2 players, skipper Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine. This year in 2015 IPL season, Kolkata have retained 16 player and Australian chinaman Brad Hogg and New Zealand All rounder James Neeshan included through auction process.

See Also : Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Head to Head

Before 2015 IPL Season 8, Rajasthan and Kolkata played 14 matches each other : Rajasthan won 6 matches and Kolkata won 6 matches with 1 match no result and 1 match tied in IPL tournament.

Rajasthan Squad
Indian Players
Ajinkya Rahane
Sanju Samson
Stuart Binny
Dishant Yagnik
Ankit Nagendra Sharma
Abhishek Nayar
Rajat Bhatia
Dhawal Kulkarni
Deepak Hooda
Karun Nair
Pravin Tambe
Rahul Tewatia
Vikramjeet MaliK
Dinesh Salunkhe
Pardeep Sahu
Barinder Singh Saran
Sagar Trivedi
Overseas Players
Shane Watson (Australia)
James Faulkner (Australia)
Steven Smith (Australia)
Christopher Morris (South Africa)
Juan Theron (South Africa)
Ben Cutting (Australia)
Kane Richardson (Australia)
Tim Southee (New Zealand)
Kolkata Squad
Indian Players
Gautam Gambhir (c)
Robin Uthappa
Manish Pandey
Yusuf Pathan
Kuldeep Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav
Piyush Chawla
Umesh Yadav
Veer Pratap Singh
Aditya Garhwal
Sumit Narwal
KC Cariappa
Sheldon Jackson
Vaibhav Rawal
Overseas Players
Sunil Narine (West Indies)
Morne Morkel (South Africa)
Ryan ten Doeschate (Netherlands)
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Johan Botha (South Africa)
Andre Russell (West Indies)
Brad Hogg (Australia)
Azhar Mahmood (England)
Patrick Cummins (Australia)
IPL 8 RR vs KKR Full Scorecard - Match 54
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