RR vs KOL, Dream11 IPL
Dubai International Cricket Stadium ,Dubai
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 07:30 PM
The 12th game of the IPL 2020 would be a very interesting contest as both the teams are coming into this riding high on confidence. Rajasthan Royals have started the tournament well with back to back wins and won a high scoring chase against Kings XI Punjab leading up to this game. Kolkata Knight Riders come into this game after a massive win against Sunrisers Hyderabad which will be adding to their confidence.
In the last two seasons the Kolkata Knight Riders have dominated the Rajasthan Royals winning four out of five games and this will surely be playing in minds of both the teams. For the Rajasthan Royals, it would all be about continuing with the same momentum that we have seen from them in the last two games. With both the sides looking in red hot form at the moment, we expect this to be great contest.
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream11 Preview
What a majestic win it was for Steven Smith’s side where they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets chasing a massive score of 224 to win. This was a new record for a run chase in the IPL and this would have given the side huge amount of confidence. But Smith would be worried about the performance of his bowlers as in both the games the side has conceded 200 or more runs.
They have a formidable opening combination in Jos Buttler and Steven Smith. With Smith looking in good form the side would be looking for a majestic start from the duo. Sanju Sampson is looking in sublime form at the moment and along with last game’s hero Rahul Tewatia adds punch to the middle order. The side has good hitters down the order in Robin Uthappa, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag and Tom Curran and this makes it a very formidable batting line-up.
It is their bowling attack that is giving the skipper lot of worries at the moment. Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot will need to avoid leaking runs in the early overs of the game. Archer too has looked in poor form with the ball and shall need to check his line and length in this game. Shreyas Gopal has been expensive as well as the skipper would want him to bowl with a better economy.
It was a big turnaround for Dinesh Karthik’s side in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad which they won comfortably by 7 wickets. Coming after their loss against Mumbai Indians in the first game, this would have added to the side’s confidence. The side has a good record against Rajasthan Royals over the last two seasons and shall look to continue with it in this game.
Sunil Narine’s form at the top looks worrying at the moment but Shubman Gill looks in good touch at the moment. They shall look to exploit the weakness that Royals have in their bowling attack. The middle order looks strong with Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Karthik already making made runs in this tournament. It is towards the end that the side has great finishers in Andre Russell, Pat Cummins and Shivam Mavi. Russell is yet to shine but he has a good record against Rajasthan.
Their bowlers made a good comeback in the last game after a poor show in the season opener. Narine and Cummins will look to restrict the run from for the Royals with the new ball given the kind of batting form we have seen from Royals so far. Kuldeep Yadav hasn’t been at his best and shall look to do well in the middle with Varun Chakravarthy, Russell and the young sensation Nagarkoti.
Here are the head to head records of RR vs KKR.
Total Matches: 21
Rajasthan Royals Won: 10
Kolkata Knight Riders Won: 10
No Result: 01
Last 5 match of RR vs KKR
RR: W W L W W
KKR: W W L L W
Who will win the match
KKR will win the match
RR vs KKR 12th Match Venue Details:
Dubai International Cricket Stadium is the largest stadium in UAE and this creates the perfect balance in the game for the batsmen and the bowlers. The outfield is fast and batsmen can play their strokes but hitting sixes is tougher than other venues. Fast bowlers need to use their variations well as there is little on the surface for them. Spinners enjoy bowling here as the large size of the ground offers them extra cushion.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Key Players
Steven Smith (C)
Jos Buttler (WK)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL) – Key Players
RR vs KKR – Probable Playing 11
Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.