The Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the Rajasthan Royals in match 12 of IPL 2020.
KKR recovered after losing their first match this season and bounced back by clinching an easy win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, chased down a mammoth total in a nail-biting match against KXIP.
Ahead of the big matchup between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, we bring you all the fantasy tips of the match.
Match Timings and Venue
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Timing: 7:30 PM IST on 30 September (Wednesday)
Head To Head
Matches Played 21
RR Won: 10
KKR Won: 10
No Result: 1
It is suspected to be a typical Dubai weather during the match, hot and humid with no likelihoods of any rain.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals– Fantasy Tips
The Rajasthan Royals are so far unbeaten in their IPL 2020. The Steve Smith-led side won both their high scoring match at Sharjah. But now they will be playing in Dubai for the first time and it will be refreshing to see how they adapt to the conditions.
Sanju Samson and Steve Smith have both been in scintillating form in IPL 2020. Both the key RR batsmen have scored back to back fifties in their previous two matches. They will again be indispensable for RR when they take on KKR.
Jos Buttler had a quite first match of the season and will be eager to stamp his authority against KKR. The Englishmen will once again be opening the batting with skipper Smith.
Then there is Rahul Tewatia which has got the world talking about him after his heroics in the last match. Tewatia after his 53 from 31 should be considered an all-rounder that can make a difference with both bat and ball.
The likes of Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag will have to step up to the occasion now after failing in both the previous encounters.
The two England fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Tom Curran will again be crucial when they have the ball in their hands. Jaydev Unadkat and Shreyas Gopal haven’t quite produced magical performances in IPL 2020 and will be looking to contribute with match-winning performances.
Key Players: Buttler, Samson, Archer, Gopal
The Kolkata Knight Riders played a complete match and registered their first win of the season. Shubman Gill starred for KKR as he dropped anchor and played a chanceless match-winning inning.
Eoin Morgan to looked in great touch in the last match and will be again their game-changers against the Royals. Nitish Rana scored a quickfire 26 in the last match and will again be determined to capitalise his starts and make an impactful contribution in the match.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik should bat in the lower middle order and focus on finishing the inning in the slog overs.
All eyes will once again be on their two seasoned performers from West Indies Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. Meanwhile, Pat Cummins was sensational in the last match and will look to continue his excellent form and scalp important wickets for his side.
The young fast bowlers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi were impressive and bowled with express pace.
Key Players: Morgan, Karthik, Cummins, Shubman Gill
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith ©, Sanju Samson (wk), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk /c), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: Fantasy Picks
Captain – Sanju Samson, Shubman Gill
Vice-Captain –Steve Smith, Eoin Morgan
Batters – Samson (c), Smith (VC), Morgan (VC), Shubman Gill, Jos Buttler
All-Rounders – Russell ©, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Archer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Gopal, Unadkat
It is expected to be an even contest as both sides look mighty after their last match. However, with RR playing their first match outside Sharjah were the boundaries are short it might be an advantage for KKR.
Finally, Kolkata Knight Riders to win with Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine starring in the match.