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RR vs KKR Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2020 Match 12

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 vs KKR: Who will win?

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.

Strength

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from. Adding Andre Russell, they have 7 genuine bowling options in their bowling armoury.
  • Two of their batsmen in the top 6 can provide 6-8 overs together with the ball. This provides a much-needed balance and stability to a T20 team.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • In Buttler, Smith, and Samson, they have one of the most dynamic top three that a T20 team could ever wish for.
  • Most of their players who bat in the lower middle order can be very handy with the bat. Players like Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer provides much greater batting depth to RR.
  • In Jofra Archer, they have one of the best T20 death over specialist.

Weakness

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • With the addition of a fast-bowling all-rounder to the line-up, KKR has narrowed down their batting a little bit. Barring Narine, they now only have 5 genuine batsmen. This may cost them badly on one of their bad days.
  • The batting form of Sunil Narine is a huge worry. It’s almost like KKR is starting their batting innings on 0/1.
  • Even though Mavi showed great character in the opportunities that he has got, KKR’s death over bowling is still a topic, which is fully not resolved.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • RR’s bowling is a huge worry. Almost all their bowlers were taken to the cleaners in the last two matches.
  • RR’s Indian middle-order looks weak. The fact that they haven’t got enough playtime yet may haunt them big time if the top order collapses one day.

Win Prediction

  • RR- 45%
  • KKR- 55%

Betting odds

Bet365: RR- 2.00, KKR- 1.80
Betway: RR- 1.95, KKR- 1.72

Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match

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  • KKR has a better all-round well-balanced team than RR. Unless there is some single-handed efforts from any of the RR batsmen, they are expected to fall behind KKR as per today match prediction.
  • RR has a weak bowling unit. With a strong batting line-up at their disposal, KKR batsmen are expected to have a good game.
  • Moving directly from Sharjah to a bigger Dubai ground may affect RR and the chances of RR batsmen getting out while playing false shots are quite high.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 21
  • RR – 10
  • KKR- 10
  • Abandoned-1

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • RR – 1
  • KKR – 0

RR VS KKR MATCH PREDICTION

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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

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  1. Shivam Mavi showed great character in whatever opportunities that he has got. He is also expected to bowl the death overs for KKR. Pick him to earn big in grand leagues.
  2. With longer boundaries in play, classical stroke makers or anchors like Shubman Gill and Steve Smith are expected to have a great game.
  3. Sanju Samson is in the form of his life. Leave him out of your fantasy teams at your own risk.
  4. With longer grounds in play, spinners like Shreyas Gopal, Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine are expected to have a good game.

RR vs KKR Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

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

RR vs KKR cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

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.

KKR-Shubman Gill

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

Top Bowler

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

Most Sixes

RR- Jos Buttler/ Sanju Samson

KKR- Andre Russell

Player of the Match

Shubman Gill

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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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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