Match 12 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has two former IPL champions – Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders – locking horns on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Despite each of their IPL 2020 games having been held on the high-scoring Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the Rajasthan Royals have weathered the storm to claim 4 points so far.
Driving on the pyrotechnics of Sanju Samson and Steve Smith, the Royals have exceeded expectations with the bat, and they did not need Jos Buttler to fire in both win. They are going to be worried about their bowling unit, though the pitch in Dubai is not as cruel to the bowlers as it’s in Sharjah.
The Royals bowlers, nevertheless, aren’t going to get a break as they encounter the likes of Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell. Kolkata Knight Riders come into this match on the back of a comfortable seven-wicket win in opposition to SRH.
Though Sunil Narine’s form with both bat and ball is a trigger for concern, KKR’s all-round effort within the earlier game ought to maintain them in good stead. Their bowling assault, led by Pat Cummins, seems solid despite lacking experience.
It is even-steven within the head-to-head record, with each teams having gained ten games every in the IPL so far. KKR’s depth in each departments makes them slight favourites for this game, with Dinesh Karthik itching to get going on this tournament.
Nevertheless, you can’t write off the Royals, particularly with the form of type that the duo of Sanju Samson and Steve Smith are in at the moment. With each side trying to climb up the ladder in terms of the points table, we needs to be in for one other thriller in what has been a completely entertaining IPL so far.
Steve Smith (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik (C), Shivam Mavi, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitesh Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Chris Inexperienced and Rahul Tripathi
Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy and Pat Cummins
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 12
Date: 30th September 2020, at 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Our Dream11 Team: RR vs KKR
Wicket-Keepers: J Buttler, S Samson(VC)
Batsmen: S Gill(C), R Uthappa, S Smith
All-Rounders: S Narine, A Russell, R Tewatia
Bowlers: S Mavi, J Unadkat, J Archer
Toss Prediction: RR vs KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders are prone to win the toss. and they Likely to bowl First
Key Players for Rajasthan Royals & Kolkata Knight Riders
Because it has been the case this IPL 2020, KKR will rely upon the young talents Shivam Mavi and Shubman Gill. Caribbean talent Sunil Narine and Andre Russel are additionally their Trump Cards.
Sanju Samson, Joss Buttler and Rahul Tewatia would be the batting force to reckon with for Rajasthan Royals. Jaydev Unadkat and Jofra Archer will handle the bowling front.
Who Will Win Today? RR or KKR?
Regardless of their bounce back in the last match, Rajasthan Royals are prone to lose this match. KKR appears to be all set to have their second win of the tournament.