RR vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Rajasthan Royals have turned out to be a real surprise this year at least in the opening week. No one expected them to win both of their matches in the first week and one of them was from a precarious situation. But real test starts now for Rajasthan Royals as they will look to consolidate on their position. They will take on Kolkata Knight Riders today at Dubai. We will preview RR vs KOL Dream11 contest.
Fans will do well to still believe the last win from Rajasthan Royals. After a forgettable outing for almost all the bowlers, RR conceded 223 runs to Kings XI Punjab. Despite the fact that it was a flat pitch and small boundaries, the target looked like a mountain where you always fall short. Even so when they lost Jos Buttler very early in the chase. After that, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson combined again for a memorable partnership. Steve Smith was dismissed for 50 but Sanju Samson put on a clinic from the other end. They promoted Rahul Tewatia at no 4 position but he failed to score consistently as dot balls kept on mounting. At one point of time, Sanju Samson denied a single to Rahul Tewatia but things were about to change very soon for him. Rahul Tewatia slammed 30 runs from the 18th over of Sheldon Cottrell. And from nowhere Rajasthan Royals came storming back into the match and eventually winning it by 3 balls to spare.
Kolkata Knight Riders are also coming off from a win in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They went in with a completely different strategy last time by giving themselves as many as 7 bowling options in the playing XI. Mainly due to their strength in this department, they restricted SRH to just 142 runs bowling first. All the bowlers bowled economically but Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy were particularly impressive. In reply, young Shubman Gill guided the chase in a very composed manner with his unbeaten 70 and jolted a crucial partnership with Eoin Morgan after 3 early wickets in the powerplay. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 7 wickets and with 2 overs remaining.
In head-to-head comparisons, there is nothing to choose between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Both won 10 matches each from a total of 20 matches played between them. Kolkata Knight Riders have dominated the proceedings in last 5 matches however by winning 4 games. When the last time they met in UAE, the match ended in a tie before Rajasthan Royals won the super over.
The weather in Dubai will remain clear but humidity will be on the higher side as usual. In terms of playing conditions, the same pitch will in use which was used during the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier. One side of boundary will be considerably shorter than the other side and teams need to play it smart to have the maximum advantage of the boundary sizes.
Fixture name: Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 12, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 30th September 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Rajasthan Royals: 01, Kolkata Knight Riders: 04, Tie: 00
Rajasthan Royals: Matches- 2, Win- 2, Loss- 0, Points- 4, Standing- 1st
Kolkata Knight Riders: Matches- 2, Win- 1, Loss- 1, Points- 2, Standing- 7th
Rajasthan Royals: WWLNW
Kolkata Knight Riders: WLLWW
Royal Challengers Bangalore (201/3, 20 Overs) beat Mumbai Indians (201/5, 20 Overs) in the super over, 28th September 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and RR Vs KOL Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
WK: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
As per our Today Match Prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders are looking stronger of the two sides. The main strength of KKR will be their all-round options as most of their players are two-dimensional cricketers. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will depend heavily on their top 3. But if they fail, RR will find it very difficult to make a contest out of this.