Kings XI Punjab have qualified for the play-offs while Rajasthan Royals lost the track in their last match against Mumbai Indians that has now put them in a spot to qualify for the play-offs. They need to get the two points against a seemingly relaxed Kings XI Punjab side in order to tie with Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at 16 points. In the crucial tie against the table toppers, we take a look at the five players that would be watched out for in match number 52:
1. Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)
The RR Captain has led from front be it his inspiring bowling performance against Kolkata Knight Riders or his composed manner in the Super Over against the same opponents. He has been handy with both bat and ball and has proved himself as a fine all-rounder.
2. Karun Nair (Rajasthan Royals)
Karun Nair has been a revelation for the side. His knock of 48 runs against Mumbai Indians while chasing 179 runs. He played a match winning knock to plummet Delhi Daredevils with his unbeaten half century to hand Rajasthan a seven wickets victory. His sublime form should help Rajasthan Royals.
3. Manan Vohra (Kings XI Punjab)
Manan Vohra justified his franchise decision to retain them in the KXIP side, the only second player apart from David Miller. He has been hitting the balls as if playing with a tennis racket. He has done brilliant in his limited outings so far for the side as opening batsman.
4. Virender Sehwag (Kings XI Punjab)
He is the old wine in new bottle for the Kings XI Punjab side. He has been constantly been among runs and giving great starts on the top. All Kings XI Punjab would expect from Sehwag would be to convert those starts.
5. Dark Horse: Pravin Tambe (Rajasthan Royals)
Pravin Tambe has come off age (No Pun Intended) as the 42 year-old leg spinner has been the an behind Rajasthan Royals scripting victories. He would be itching to stop the big guns in form of Glenn Maxwell and Co.