This was one such match that kept the followers of the game guessing each and every moment since the first ball of the match was bowled. For, the match which the Rajasthan Royals was thought to be lost was finally tied and the Royals emerged as winners for other reasons. Almost all of the bowlers of the Kolkata Knight Riders had success with the ball throughout the Rajasthan Royals' innings. But, at the end of the day, the match result was something different. A score of just 150 was never a challenging target form anybody let alone Kolkata Knight Riders. Well, the Royal Challengers Bangalore may be exempted from the list.
Knight Riders was not able to get them the match. That is Three bowlers namely Ishanth Sharma, Ajantha Mendis and Anureeth Singh could claim 2 wickets each and a part time bowler in Chris Gayle bowled the most economical over giving away just 20 runs from his allotted 4 overs. Even Sourav Ganguly was not that bad either with the ball. Even the Kolkata Knight Riders were not that bad when it came to their batting, with Ganguly scoring with 46 and Gayle 41. But, all these good work with the ball for the KolkataRajasthan Royals for you buddy.
not going for experimenting by including This is the Rajasthan Royals' team without the likes of Swapnil Asnodkar, Shane Watson and Shaun Tait. But, the presence of someone like Yousuf Pathan can make much or all the difference for the Rajasthan Royals. It is good to see the Rajasthan Royals captain-Shane WarneMohd Kaif and Justin Langer to see how things would then work out. I wonder as to where is Swapnil Asnodkar who was one of the prime architect in the Rajasthan Royals' victory in the last and the first edition of the IPL? And also Morkel in place of Quiney would have made justice.
With so many players missing out in the squad of the Rajasthan Royals and still being able to win matches consistently shows the bench strength of the Rajasthan Royals. All credit to the owners of the team for bidding money on such a formidable team. The best of the bargains of them all being Yousuf Pathan and Swapnil Asnodkar and the worst being may be Mohd Kaif who is confident of not making it to the playing XI under any circumstance. Hardly any of the players in the Rajasthan Royals team is bound to miss the IPL if not for Shane Watson. For the Kolkata Knight Riders, the presence of Sanjay Bangar was just a spoilsport I can say.