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IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

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KKR will top the league table if they win today

Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 53 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. It’s a do-or-die match for both the teams. Steven Smith-led RR is in the playoffs race with 14 points from 6 wins in 13 matches.

After losing a crucial game against the Mumbai Indians, KKR have been pushed in a must-win situation. They do lie third in the table, but almost every other team is at the same position keeping the tournament tight.

Here are all the details about the fixture:

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Date and Time: May 16, 2015; 8:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)

Previous meeting: RR won by 10 runs at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Current standings

Position Team Matches Won  Lost Points
1 CSK 13 8 5 16
2 RCB 13 7 5 15
3 KKR 13 7 5 15
4 SRH 13 7 6 14
5 MI 13 7 6 14
6 RR 13 6 5 14
7 DD 13 5 8 10
8 KXIP 13 3 10 6

Top run-scorers

RR: Ajinkya Rahane (461 runs in 12 matches)

Ajinkya Rahane

KKR: Robin Uthappa (350 runs in 12 matches)

Robin Uthappa

Highest wicket-takers

RR: Dhawal Kulkarni (9 wickets in 9 matches)

KKR: Piyush Chawla (11 wickets in 12 matches)

Predicted line-ups

RR: Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Sanju Samson (Wk), Steve Smith (Captain), Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, James Faulkner, Rajat Bhatia, Chris Morris, Ankit Sharma, Pravin Tambe

KKR: Robin Uthappa (Wk), Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel

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