Cricket Key Players
| On Sep 30, 2020 12:13 PM IST

RR vs KOL Dream11 Key Players Best Picks: Samson and Gill to shine, Buttler to be the game changer


The Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be back in action as they square off against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for match number 13 in the Dream11 IPL. The Royals have won two straight games, while their most recent fixture was an exhilarating affair versus Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Rajasthan ended up chasing a mammoth target of 224, which involved some blistering knocks by Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia. As for the Knight Riders, they bounced back from their defeat to Mumbai Indians by registering a seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Exciting prospects such as Shubman Gill and Varun Chakravarthy stood out and we could get to see more from their end. Here’s a list of a few key players who can have a say in the game.

Sanju Samson

Samju Samson has been in sublime form since the start of the tournament and has struck two breathtaking knocks. In the first game against CSK, Samson struck a quick-fire 74 of 32 deliveries, while against KXIP the wicket keeper batsman struck 85 of 42 balls. Sanju Samson’s influence has been of great help in Rajasthan’s 100% win record and we might be up for more of such quality batting.

Appearances: 95

Runs: 2368

Highest Score: 102*

Shubman Gill 

The 21-year old displayed his batting prowess versus Sunrisers Hyderabad as he scored 70 runs from 62 deliveries while being unbeaten. Gill was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ and rightfully so as he played a pivotal role for KKR in order to chase the target of 143. With Shubman Gill being given the license to open the innings for his side, we can expect to see the best.

Appearances: 29

Runs: 576

Highest Score: 76

Steve Smith 

The Rajasthan Royals skipper has kicked off his campaign in terrific manner with the bat. Smith scored 69 from 47 deliveries versus CSK, which was followed up by a 27 ball 50 against the Kings XI Punjab. The Australian international guarantees runs for any team and could once again pack a punch here.

Appearances: 83

Runs: 2141 runs

Highest Score: 101


Andre Russell

Dre Rus is considered as one of the biggest stars of IPL and will continue to be a threat whenever he walks in on the field with the bat. The premium all-rounder has struck 1411 runs from 66 appearances at a strike of 185.17. He has also chipped in with the ball and picked up 57 wickets in the process.

Appearances: 66

Runs: 1411

Highest Score: 88*

Smart Picks

Jos Buttler

The specialist wicket keeper batsman got out early in his first game of the season versus KXIP, but continues to remain of the central figures of the team for the Royals. Butler can wreck havoc up the order with his wide arrange of shots and will be eager to get his season up and running with the bat. The England international has scored 1390 runs from 46 appearances, with a strike rate of 150.10,  which also includes nine fifties.


Eoin Morgan

Morgan is known for his ability to hit the ball into the stands with ease and we did get a glimpse of what he can offer in the middle order versus SRH. The England kipper scored 42* of just 29 deliveries which involved three boundaries and two sixes. Eoin Morgan’s latest innings must have added further confidence and on his day he can turn any of the games on its head.

RR vs KKR Dream11 Match Details:

Teams: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Match: 12
Date: 30 September, Wednesday

RR vs KKR Dream11 Expected Playing 11:

Rajasthan Royals

Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav



Walli Siddiqui

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