The Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Otago Volts (OT) will take on each other in the 18th match of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013 (CLT20). The match will be played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Tuesday.
Ajinkya Rahane of Rajasthan Royals during match 15 of the Karbonn Smart Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2013 between The Rajasthan Royals and the Perth Scorchers held at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on the 29th September 2013
Both the teams - Rajasthan Royals and Otaga Volts - remain unbeaten in the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals are topping the table with 12 points after winning all the three matches played this tournament, beating Mumbai Indians by seven wickets, Highveld Lions by 30 runs and Perth Scorchers by nine wickets. They have already made it to the knockout round but will be keen to keep the winning momentum.
Otaga Volts have 10 points on the table. Their first match with Mumbai Indians was washed out but went on to beat Perth Scorchers and Highveld Lions in the next two games. They need to win on Tuesday to confirm a spot in the semi finals. If they loss this contest, their fact will be decided by the outcome of the match between Mumbai Indians and Perth Scorchers.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (62 not out) and Sanju Samson (50 not out) ensured a win for the team in the previous match after skipper Rahul Dravid was sent off for a duck. Samson is in good form and had earlier scored a half century. With the likes of Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, and Stuart Binny in the batting line-up, they are a strong team.
Pravin Tambe has taken six wickets in the tournament. Vikramjeet Malik, Kevon Cooper and James Faulkner are also looking dangerous.
Otago Volts: After Neil Broom (117) and Ryan ten Doeschate (66) in the match against Perth Scorchers, Jimmy Neesham (52), Hamish Rutherford (32) and Derek de Boorder (32) ensured a win for the team in the previous match. They will be expected to perform again against Rajasthan Royals, who are beaming with confidence this tournament.
On the bowling front, they have Ian Butler, Nick Beard, Neil Wagner, Nathan McCullum and James McMillan.
Rajasthan Royals are favourite to win.
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Ashok Menaria, Dishant Yagnik, Vikramjeet Malik, Rahul Shukla, Pravin Tambe, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Shaun Tait
Otago Volts: Nick Beard, Michael Bracewell, Ian Butler, Mark Craig, Derek de Boorder, Jacob Duffy, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, James McMillan, Jimmy Neesham, Aaron Redmond, Hamish Rutherford, Ryan ten Doeschate, Neil Wagner, Neil Broom
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