The Rajasthan Royals will look to continue their winning streak when they host the struggling Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2014 game in Ahmedabad on Monday afternoon.
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RR have won their last three games to storm to third in the table, just a couple of points behind Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.
Come Monday, however, the Royals will be just as unaware of the playing conditions at their home ground for this season as the Knight Riders.
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur has been RR's fortress for the past several years, but with issues surrounding the Rajasthan Cricket Association and BCCI, the Royals' home games have been scheduled at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad for IPL 7.
Rajasthan will do well to turn this stadium into a fortress as well, and a win over KKR, who have lost four of their first six matches this season, will be a good start.
RR will be up against a side desperate for a win, though, with the Knight Riders stumbling in their last three games, with one of them being against their opponents on Monday, when the Royals pulled off that stunning victory in the Super Over in Abu Dhabi.
KKR's batting has just not stood up to the test in IPL 2014, and the batting resurgence has to start with their veterans Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis, who after a brilliant first game has failed to make an impact with the bat.
"I'd have to say that our batting has been our problem and the lack of runs has been a concern for us," KKR coach Trevor Bayliss said. "Our bowling has been pretty good, although I thought in the last game our bowling was a bit short of the mark as well. But overall, we could do with a few more runs, that's for sure."
KKR are not scheduled to play at the Eden Gardens, their own fortress, for a while yet, with their next two games, after the one against RR, also away from home, and Bayliss and the rest of the team will be aware of the need to pick up some wins before heading into more familiar confines.
"We play four of our last five matches at the Eden Gardens," Bayliss added. "It would have been nice to get there early and play in the comfort of the home ground. But that's just the luck of the draw and we've got to take that on the chin.
"We have played some good cricket this year and got beaten and we have played some bad cricket and got beaten. All we can do is to have more of the good cricket in the coming matches. If we can string some good victories in a row, we still have a fair chance of going further in the tournament."