At the Dubai International Stadium, this year’s IPL edition continues as Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will come face to face. Rajasthan would be looking to continue their momentum after they defeated last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in their second match in a shocking run chase of 224 runs. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders fortunes in this year’s edition is a bag of mixed fortunes. Kolkata had lost their opening match against Mumbai Indians but came back strongly against Sunrisers Hyderabad defeating them by seven wickets.

The batting order of RR has scored behemoth runs in both matches and the top order of Rajasthan has been yielding excellent results with the solid starts in both matches. Sanju Samson might yet again steal the spotlight against Kolkata this evening as he had in the previous two matches scoring 50 plus in both. Steve Smith along with Sanju Samson has been more than excellent this year and if Rajasthan were to make the play-offs, the continuation of Samson and Smith’s form is highly important.