Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 12
Date & Time: 30 September, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Sheik Zayed Stadium, Dubai, UAE
RR and KKR, the two teams who played both their matches in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi respectively will land in Dubai to face off against each other on 30th September. KKR has had a mixed tournament so far. After getting completely out of shape in the first match against MI, they came back strongly with new combinations and strategies to tackle the SRH challenge. And by the looks of it, their new playing eleven with 6 genuine bowling options in addition to a few overs from Andre Russell, seems to suit them. RR on the other hand is on a roll. Even though both their matches went down to the wire, they somehow managed to snatch victory from the hands of the opposition. Their batsmen, especially Sanju Samson is creating a nightmare for the bowlers. But the sudden change in moving from a smaller Sharjah ground to a comparatively bigger Dubai ground may possess a challenge to the RR batsmen. Added with that, their inconsistency with the ball is also expected to cost them big time against a strong KKR batting line-up. And for that reason, they are expected to slightly fall behind KKR in this much-awaited encounter. So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Bet365: RR- 2.00, KKR- 1.80
Betway: RR- 1.95, KKR- 1.72
Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match
Head to Head (overall)
Head to Head (in UAE)
Since both teams are coming off a win, no changes are expected in their elevens. KKR is most likely to stick with their 7 bowling options and will be hoping that young Shivam Mavi and Varun Chkravarthi comes good once again. Rajasthan Royals too are most likely to go with the same combination, but a change in the batting order is expected. Proper batsmen like Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag may get opportunities to bat ahead of Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer since the game is going to be played in a larger Dubai ground.
RR Playing 11: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Ankit Rajput, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat
KKR Playing 11: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthi Kuldeep Yadav.
Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips
The UAE conditions still haven’t given any clue to the captains on what to expect from each surface. Despite having large boundaries, Dubai has seen 200+ scores and has also seen close games, which even went down to the super over. Dew is a major factor of concern that’ll prompt teams to field first. It is also to be noted that even 200+ scores have been chased down on this pitch. That being said, considering the line-ups of both the teams anything below 180 should be easy to chase down.
If Rajasthan Royals bats first: 160-170
If Kolkata Knight Riders bats first: 170-180
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
RR- Steve Smith
With the longer boundaries in place, the anchoring role of Steve Smith will play a more important role than ever for RR. The fact that he is opening the batting also makes him a more probable choice to score the maximum runs for RR. As for cricket betting tips, bet on him to score the maximum runs.
Shubman played a well calculated and sensible innings in the last match. With the conditions likely to remain the same, he is expected to play one more such gritty knock in this encounter against RR.
Other prominent options: Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan
RR- Jofra Archer
Probably the lone trustable bowler in the RR setup right now. While all the rest of his team-mates are going for plenty, Jofra has managed to stop the flow of runs to a certain extend.
KKR- Sunil Narine
KKR's chances depend heavily on the form of Sunil Narine. if Dinesh Karthik is to use the tactics that he used in the last match, then Narine will probably bowl two overs in the powerplay, and if he can get Smith and Buttler early during that phase, then the match is in KKR's safe custody.
Other prominent options: Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Shreyas Gopal
RR- Jos Buttler/ Sanju Samson
KKR- Andre Russell
Player of the Match
Shubman Gill showed his class in the last match. His ability to keep his calm and play sensible innings according to the situation caught everyone's eye in the last match. As per our prediction, he is expected to continue the same form and hence he is our prediction for the ‘ Player of the Match' category.
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