Holders Kolkata Knight Riders visit Jaipur to take on 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals in the only Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture on Monday. Both teams are high on confidence after beating Delhi Daredevils in their respective opening games last week.


Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 3.30pm BST, with ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD providing live coverage in the UK. Follow the game live, via text commentary, on ESPN Cricinfo. You can watch highlights of the match here.


KKR posted a convincing six-wicket win at home against the Daredevils in the IPL season opener on Wednesday, while the Royals held their nerves to produce a five-run victory in Delhi on Saturday, courtesy of a brilliant last over from Kevon Cooper; one of several West Indians who are making their mark in the IPL.

Rajasthan have an impressive record at home, having won 16 of their 25 fixtures in Jaipur. The Knight Riders, on the other hand, are on a five-match winning streak, stretching into last season, and will be keen continue that run.

There's nothing to separate these two sides as far as head-to-head stats are concerned, as both RR and Kolkata have won five matches each in the 10 previous meetings. The same fixture last season saw the Royals beating KKR by 22 runs.


Team News

Rajasthan Royals: The franchise's marquee player and talisman Shane Watson has now joined the side, giving Paddy Upton a full squad to choose from. However, the Aussie all-rounder has missed most of the training sessions heading into this tie and whether he will be involved today remains a doubt.

Probable Line-up: Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid (c), Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Kevon Cooper, Ashok Menaria, Shreevats Goswami (wk), S Sreesanth, Rahul Shukla, Samuel Badree

Kolkata Knight Riders: Australia pacer James Pattinson has been ruled out of the tournament due to an abdominal surgery, while New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum remains sidelined. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is also unavailable for Trevor Bayliss's side but is likely to join the franchise around 12 May, when Bangladesh ends their Zimbabwe tour.

Probable Line-up: Manvinder Bisla (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Yusuf Pathan, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine, Laxmipathy Balaji