When Kolkata knight riders (KKR) went against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the game number 54th of cash-rich league (IPL). It was do and die situation for the both the teams to keep their hopes alive. But that’s not possible as one team has to be the losing one from other team. It was expected Rajasthan royals will have this match over KKR with their recent form in the last few matches.
But KKR team is in the pressure situation is best team ever in the history of IPL. They have dominated Rajasthan royals in every department and win the game to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs. As SRH has one more match to go and if SRH win then it will be end of KKR campaign in the tournament (IPL) but if SRH lose KKR will easily moves into the playoffs. Having said, let us take a look at three things that went wrong for Rajasthan royals.
Rajasthan royals decision to bowl backfires
This was the complete surprise move by Rajasthan royals skipper in a do and die situation to bowl first after winning the toss. Although Rajasthan royals reduced Kolkata knight riders 99/5 at one stage and looked to restrict them before 150.
But followed next was captain leading from front when Eoin Morgan hammered 35-ball 68 which featured 5 fours and 6 sixes while remained unbeaten to take the scoreboard to 191 with the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
Rajasthan royals not playing with best XI
In the crucial game when your not playing with the players like David Miller, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran and Andrew Tye you can’t expect team make you win games.
Over dependence on the players like Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos butler and Sanju Samson was the another reason Rajasthan royals lost the game against Kolkata knight riders where KKR batsman set the world on fire.
Rajasthan royals has no depth in the bowling division
This is another loophole that Rajasthan royals has been out of the tournament. A team can’t win without the balance of batting and bowling. Although Rajasthan royals has the best batting line-up in the tournament but they have no depth in the bowling division.
With two strike bowlers only Varun Aaron and Jofra archer without having any other quality spinners or pace bowler to stop teams at low score in a crucial game team can’t win matches.