IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Both Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will face each other in a must-win clash at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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KKR vs RR Preview

The 54th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will take place between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). The two sides will lock horns at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on November 1 (Sunday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards. KKR clinched the last encounter that took place between these two sides at the same ground.

This game is a must-win affair for both the sides as the losing team will be out from the contention of making it to the playoffs. On the other hand, the winner will keep their hopes alive to reach the knockouts. 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

KKR Players

With six wins in 13 matches, the Eoin Morgan-led side holds the sixth spot in the Points Table. Moreover, they suffered consecutive losses in their last two games against Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.

The mid-season change in the captaincy didn’t work for the Knight Riders as they have won only two out of their six matches since then. KKR made several changes in their playing XI during the last game. It would be interesting to see their lineup in this do-or-die encounter.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals RR
Rajasthan Royals

At one stage in the tournament, Rajasthan Royals nearly got eliminated from the race for playoffs in IPL 2020. But with the help of late heroics from their players, Steve Smith and co still look hopeful of reaching the next stage if they win this clash.

Moreover, the Royals registered comprehensive victories in their last two matches against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Continuing with their winning combination, RR might take the same field in this game as well.

Match Details

  • Date: November 1, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM (IST) onwards 
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Eoin Morgan(C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan, and M Siddharth

Rajasthan Royals Full Squad

Steve Smith (C), Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (WK), Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler (WK), Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mayank Markande, Kartik Tyagi, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Aniruddha Joshi and Akash Singh

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Ideal Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

  • Shubman Gill
  • Nitish Rana
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Eoin Morgan (C)
  • Dinesh Karthik (WK)
  • Rinku Singh
  • Andre Russell/Lockie Ferguson
  • Sunil Narine
  • Pat Cummins
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Varun Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

  • Ben Stokes
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Sanju Samson (WK)
  • Steven Smith (C)
  • Jos Buttler
  • Riyan Parag
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Jofra Archer
  • Varun Aaron
  • Kartik Tyagi

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 22
  • KKR won: 11 
  • RR won: 10
  • No Result: 1
  • Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Sanju Samson

Batsmen:

  • Shubman Gill (VC)
  • Steve Smith
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Nitish Rana

All-rounders:

  • Ben Stokes (C)
  • Rahul Tewatia

Bowlers:

  • Pat Cummins
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Jofra Archer

Key Players

  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins
  • Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer

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