IPL 2018: Match 49, KKR vs RR - Weather Forecast
The race for the playoffs has intensified and only a win can help the teams go through now. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have found themselves in the mid-table tussle and both the teams will be eager to get out of the rut. They have climbed into the top four of the points table courtesy their recent performances and the Eden Gardens would love to see the home team trump the Royals on Tuesday. However, the weather in the country has become so unpredictable due to the storm and the match is likely to be affected by rain.
Dinesh Karthik and his men hammered Kings XI in Indore and will be high on confidence going into this match. But they will be aware of the threat the visitors possess as even the Royals are on a winning spree. They have beaten the teams like KXIP, CSK and Mumbai in last three matches and it would be no surprise if they go on to beat the two-time champions in their own den. Moreover, KKR have also struggled in their home ground this year and had succumbed to a 102-run loss in their recent encounter here against MI.
Will it rain in Kolkata?
According to Accu Weather, there are clouds hovering over the ground in Kolkata currently and there is 49 percent chance of the rain gods making its appearance felt. But as the day will progress, it will remain partly cloudy but the rain will go away. The temperatures will remain in the early 30s and in the evening will drop down to 20s with a slender chance of rain during the match. Even this could affect the game as it has happened and the teams will have to take care of the DLS method coming into the equation.
Surprisingly, due to such weather throughout the day, the humidity is also set to take its toll on the players and the team which will adapt to the conditions better, will reap rich rewards at the end of the day.
Overall Verdict: Rain is less likely to make its appearance but there is a chance of a passing shower in the middle of the match. But there is no chance of a washout and one of the teams will come out happy after winning the game tonight as they will be one-step closer to the playoffs.
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