Umesh Yadav can destroy the Rajasthan Royals batting with his pace and accuracy © PTI
Umesh Yadav can destroy the Rajasthan Royals batting with his pace and accuracy © PTI

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face off at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the 25th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. KKR will have home advantage in the match but it is difficult to predict a winner since RR have been a formidable force in the IPL 8 so far. LIVE UPDATES: KKR vs RR Match 25, IPL 2015

Both sides have lost their previous game respectively and will want to quickly get back to winning ways so as to get closer to securing a spot in the play offs. KKR lost their previous game to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), while RR were beaten comprehensively by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Read the match preview here

Mitchell Starc gave Royals’ batsmen a tough time the last time and Morne Morkel could do the same with his pace and accuracy. Umesh Yadav is another bowler from the KKR who can wreck havoc in the RR camp. However, RR have some batsmen who can blunt the best of attacks on their day. LIVE Cricket Streaming: KKR vs RR IPL 2015 Match 25

The Rajasthan Royals bowling attack consists of James Faulkner, Dhawal Kulkarni and Shane Watson who have all done quite well in the IPL 8.


Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Ryan ten Doeschate, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garhwal, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Sumit Narwal, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal, Suryakumar Yadav.

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Pravin Tambe, Tim Southee, James Faulkner, Karun Nair, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Morris, Vikramjeet Malik, Rajat Bhatia, Stuart Binny, Ben Cutting, Ankit Sharma, Brainder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Nayar, Dinesh Salunkhe, Rahul Tewatia, Dishant Yagnik, Sagar Trivedi, Juan Theron, Pradeep Sahu.