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

Both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to play this same with the game playing XI without disturbing the winning combination.

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RR vs KKR Preview

Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals will take on Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders in match 12 of the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai will host this game on September 30, 2020 (Wednesday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals

Smith’s Rajasthan Royal got the much-needed start in this tournament after winning their first two matches on-trot. After beating Chennai Super Kings in their inaugural encounter, the fans witnessed one of the best run-chases in the history of this tournament by the RR batsmen in their second game.

Chasing a massive total of 224 against Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan players such Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Rahul Tewatia played mind-blowing cricket. Moreover, Tewatia became an overnight star after his match-winning half-century. As a result, Steve Smith and co. may take the field with the same playing XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Kolkata Knight Riders

Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders have had a mixed tournament so far. With a victory and a defeat each, KKR is currently placed at the sixth spot in the Points Table. After a loss in their first game against Mumbai Indians, KKR comprehensively won their last clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan got big runs to help their team take the game in a successful run-chase. Pat Cummins also joined the party in their bowling department and, as a result, KKR will also play with the same playing XI just like their opponents.

Match Details

Date: September 30, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Squads

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

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Dinesh Karthik (C&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, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan, and M Siddharth

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Ideal Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

  • Jos Buttler
  • Steven Smith (C)
  • Sanju Samson (WK)
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Riyan Parag
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Tom Curran
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Jofra Archer
  • Jaydev Unadkat
  • Ankit Rajpoot

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

  • Sunil Narine
  • Shubman Gill
  • Dinesh Karthik (C&WK)
  • Nitish Rana
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Andre Russell
  • Pat Cummins
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Shivam Mavi

Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 21

RR won: 10

KKR won: 10

No Result: 1

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Sanju Samson

Batsmen:

  • Shubman Gill
  • Steve Smith 
  • Eoin Morgan (VC)

All-rounders:

  • Nitish Rana
  • Rahul Tewatia

Bowlers:

  • Pat Cummins
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Jofra Archer

Key Players:

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins

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