Saurav Ganguly's tirade against his team hasn't had the desired effect
It's last chance saloon for the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals in IPL-3. Whichever team loses at the Eden Gardens will be out of the tournament, and the team that emerges victorious is still not guaranteed a place in the last four. For that to happen a win here would have to go some way towards improving net run-rates to keep either team's hopes of a semi-final spot alive.
Both KKR and the Royals are coming off hefty defeats, a nine wicket drubbing in KKR's case by the Chennai Super Kings and a five wicket loss to Bangalore in Rajasthan's case. The Royals were the ones who suffered less humiliation in their most recent defeat. Their batting is a concern though, with them crashing to a lowly 130 for six against Bangalore. The top three contributed just 16 runs. In their previous match, against the Mumbai Indians, the Royals managed to score only 137 for eight in chase of 175, with the top three scoring just 18.