Indian Premier League 2020: Rajasthan Royals vs. Kolkata Knight Riders, Match No. 12

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Rajasthan Royals are on a roll winning both their matches in a spectacular fashion. Rajasthan will be brimming in confidence and will look to continue the momentum. Kolkata Knight Riders made a superb comeback after their loss in the first match. Both teams have a good all-round team and we can expect a cracking contest in this match. We expect Rajasthan Royals to continue winning in this match too. 

Score Prediction: Dubai is a good pitch that has something in it for both batsmen and bowlers. We can expect a match with scores in the range of 160-180 runs. 

Toss Prediction: Teams batting first has won all the 4 matches played here this season and we expect captains to bat first if they win the toss.   

Predicted Playing XI

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: KL Rahul (C & Wk), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Sarfraz Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi

RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Yashaswi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa

MATCH FACTS

  • Rajasthan Royals has scored 215+ runs in both their matches so far. 
  • Kolkata batting is yet to breach 150-run mark albeit they chased down the target in second match.  
  • Both teams are tied at 10-10 in the head-to-head matches.

Players to Bet on

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

  1. Shubman Gill – Gill looked in great touch last match scoring 70 runs off 62 balls to lead his team to victory in the chase. We expect him to play a big knock in this match too. 
  2. Eoin Morgan – Eoin Morgan played a vital hand scoring 42 runs off 29 balls and helped their team finish the chase. He will be big player in the middle order for KKR. 
  3. Pat Cummins – Cummins was superb with the ball last night with bowling figures of 4-0-19-1. He can also smack some big sixes down the order. 

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

  1. Sanju Samson – Sanju Samson has set the match on fire with his batting scoring 74 & 85 runs at a strike rate of over 200+.   He has smashed 16 sixes in the two matches so far. 
  2. Steve Smith – Steve Smith scored back-to-back fifties in two matches and looks to be in dangerous form. We can expect more fireworks from his bat in this match too.    
  3. Jofra Archer – Archer will be lead pacer in the team and will be expected to give crucial breakthroughs. He has smashed 6 sixes in just 11 balls he faced in this IPL so far. 

DREAM XI Picks

Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson (RR)

Batsmen: Shubman Gill (KKR), Eoin Morgan (KKR), Steve Smith (RR), Robin Uthappa (RR)

All-rounders: Andre Russell (KKR), Sunil Narine (KKR)

Bowlers: Jofra Archer (RR), Pat Cummins (KKR), Ankit Rajpoot (RR), Varun Chakravarthy (KKR)

Captain: Shubman Gill (KKR) or Sanju Samson (RR)

Vice-Captain: Andre Russell (KKR) or Jofra Archer (RR)

KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders

RR – Rajasthan Royals

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