Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL Match Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 54th game of the IPL 2020. The match will be played on the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time.
We’re into the last phase of the IPL 2020 from now onwards, every match can be seen as a knock out game. Rajasthan Royals in the last two games have shown what they’re capable of. With two back to back wins they’ve kept their hopes alive in the tournament. However, they need to continue winning the matches as a loss will end their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. In Ben Stokes they’ve got a match winner at the top. Sanju Samson too is back among the runs. With Buttler batting at 6, RR has enough depth in their batting. Their only concern will be a bleak bowling attack that is heavily dependent on Jofra Archer. They’ll need some of the other bowlers to put their hand up in this crunch game.
Kolkata on the other hand has completely lost the momentum in the last few games. They too face a must win situation to stay in contention for the play offs. Kolkata will majorly depend upon the trip of Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan to the bulk of the scoring. Sunil Narine too on his day can get vital runs. KKR has a decent bowling attack in Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine. Overall, both teams have enough firepower in their kitty but RR has the momentum on their side which might just work in their favour.
Date – 01 Nov 2020
Time –9:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue –Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR vs RR Toss Prediction
Toss is absolutely crucial here as teams batting second have a huge advantage due to dew.
The weather at Dubai will make it challenging for the players with temperature hovering in high thirties for most part of the day.
The match will be played on the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. During the first half of the tournament, batting first was the most feasible option but with dew around, teams chasing are having the best batting conditions in the last few games. It’s a tricky call for the captains. You need to put on additional 20 runs to cover up for the dew. 200 will be a good score here.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi
Dream 11 team