Both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders won 10 games each out of the 21 they played while one match yielded no result.
The 12th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Rajasthan Royals are set to square off against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming game of the IPL 2020. Thus far in the tournament, the Royals have been indomitable winning both the games that they played. They pulled off an unbelievable victory in the last match against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) which would have been a massive morale-booster. However, for the first time in the tournament, they would be playing away from Sharjah – a venue where they have been highly successful.
Their opponents in the game, the Knight Riders, got back to the winning ways after losing their first match. They were highly comprehensive against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), but the NRR is one area they would look to improve upon. In this game, RR would be eager to prove their prowess outside Sharjah while KKR would fancy carrying the winning momentum forward and possibly shocking the ‘Men in Pink and Blue’.
RR vs KKR Weather Report for Match 12
Nothing much changes in terms of the weather for this game. It will be a hot day and the humidity levels will climb as the evening progresses. Moreover, it will be quite breezy at the venue.
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium has witnessed two thrillers already this season. The last game played at this venue ended in a tie, with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) eventually winning it in the Super Over. Hence, thus far, the teams chasing haven’t won a game yet. The pitch here is very good for batting.
Average first innings score:
180 (All the games played at this venue in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tied – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
RR vs KKR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Steve Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat.
David Miller, Varun Aaron, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Karthik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Rahul Tripathi, Siddhesh Lad, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik.
RR vs KKR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Sanju Samson scored 159 runs in two games while he maintained an average of 80 and a strike rate of 215.
Shubman Gill proved his skill and talent in the last game with a brilliant 70 not out and managed to hit the ball to all the corners of the park.
Eoin Morgan mustered 58 runs in two matches including an unbeaten 42 in the last encounter.
Steve Smith is the second-highest run-scorer for RR thus far with 119 runs in two games. His average and strike rate are 60 and 161 respectively.
Jos Buttler, who played his first game in the last match, only managed to score 4 runs. But he is a game-changer in this format of the game and you must have him in your team.
Andre Russell has picked up two wickets in two matches but managed to score just 11 runs in the only innings that he batted.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Andre Russell
Vice-Captain Options – Shubman Gill, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tewatia
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c)
Batters – Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill (vc), Steve Smith
All-Rounders – Nitish Rana, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler (vc), Sanju Samson
Batters – Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (c)
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Ankit Rajpoot
To have Andre Russell in the side, picking some budget picks gets inevitable as credits are a constraint. It is better to make those sacrifices in the Grand League team rather than the Head-to-Head team.
Today’s RR vs KKR Probable Winners:
Kolkata Knight Riders are predicted to win this match.