The contest between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be the 12th match of the IPL 2020 and it will be taken place in Dubai Cricket Stadium. It is scheduled to begin at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC).

With two back to back victories, RR is confident enough with both its batting and bowling unit, whereas Kolkata Knight Riders also have a quite settled squad.

Match Preview:

Rajasthan Royals:

  • In the 2020 IPL, against the team of Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals has done a record chase and proved that they can chase in any circumstances. They have a fantastic top order with Sanju Samson and Steve Smith. In the last match, Rahul Tewatia also played a spectacular knock by smashing 5 sixes in a single over.
  • However, their middle and lower order has not got any chance to show their worth yet. Riyan Parag has not scored much, and so as Robin Uthappa.
  • Another concern for the team is their bowling. Apart from Jofra Archer, no other bowler looked that much competing. As of now, only one change can be expected by replacing Ankit Rajpoot with either Mayank Markande or Varun Aaron.

Probable Playing XI:

Steven Smith (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatiya, Robin Uthappa, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Jayadev Unadkat, Mayank Markande.

 Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • After losing in the 1st match, Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back and defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match.
  • Against SRH, KKR went in with 7 excellent bowling options but might require more batsmen in their playing XI considering players like Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik hasn’t performed that well.
  • Rahul Tripathi can be included in the team. Apart from him, KKR playing XI is looking settled.

Probable Playing XI:

Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C/wk), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav/Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Pitch Report:

At this venue, the pitch is batting friendly, but it gets slower in the second innings.

 Weather condition:

The weather condition in Dubai is warm and the temperature is hovering around 39 degrees.

Probable top performers:

Rajasthan Royals:

  • Sanju Samson:

In the last two matches, Sanju Samson has performed outstandingly with scores of 74 and 85 respectively. On both the occasions he missed from century. This time maybe he will get the chance to make a century.

  • Steven Smith:

Like Sanju Samson, Steve Smith also has performed well in both the matches. He is another batsmen of RR, who can score run consistently.

  • Jofra Archer: 

When he bats, he hit multiple sixes, and he bowls, he takes crucial wickets. It seems Jofra Archer can do anything, an amazing all-rounder.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Eoin Morgan:

With excellent 42 runs in the last game, Eoin Morgan is looking much confident and fit. On his day, he can make things difficult for the opponent bowlers.

  • Dinesh Karthik:

In the last two matches, Dinesh Karthik has not performed that well but undoubtedly he is a crucial part of the team and batting unit. He has the ability to play his game as per the situation.

  • Andre Russell:

Another player who has not performed his strides is Andre Russell. But all we know that on his day, he will be very important for the team.

Head to head:

  • Overall T20I Matches – 21
  • Rajasthan Royals won – 10
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won – 10
  • No Result – 01
  • Tie– 00

Team form in last 5 matches:

  • Rajasthan Royals –  W, W, L, NR, W
  • Kolkata Knight Riders – W, L, W, W, L

Broadcast Details:

  • Tv – Star Sports Network
  • Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar
  • Match Timings – 30th September 2020 at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC)

Probable winning team:

Both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders are dangerous teams. Any team could win the match on this day. However, the likes of Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, and Kuldeep Yadav could test the batting line up of Rajasthan Royals. Because of the familiarity of the conditions and better bowling attack, the chance of KKR is more to win this match.


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