KKR vs RR Star Wars: Andre Russell vs Ben Stokes

The allrounders are contrasting choices in terms of head-to-head battle, if their performances this season is taken into consideration.

Russell and Stokes will be key players when RR and KKR clash in a crucial match.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, both with 12 points each will lock horns in a crucial match on Tuesday to stand a chance of making the playoffs. In a big match such as this, each and every member of the side is expected to step up the plate, but always the focus is on the key players.

For Kolkata, it will be Andre Russell and Ben Stokes for Rajasthan. Both allrounders, but contrasting choices in terms of head-to-head battle, if their performances this season is taken into consideration.

Russell on his day can turn the tables on the opposition with his power hitting, coming down the order. The West Indian also with the ball is lethal enough to chip in with crucial breakthroughs. In this year's IPL, he has had decent outing from 12 matches, by scoring 249 runs at a strike-rate of 191.53 and picking 10 wickets at an average of 28.00.

On the other hand, Stokes is yet to do justice to his big price tag, but with Rajasthan having a realistic chance of making the playoffs - the English allrounder has got a shot at redemption. In his 12 matches this edition, Stokes has overall scored 185 runs and taken five wickets.