he tournament started with speculations of CSK, RCB, MI and KKR as the favourites to win the tournament but the way Rajasthan Royals have started their tournament, you’ll have to get them in contention as soon as possible. They’ve been outstanding in the two games they’ve played and at times have looked unbeatable. They started their tournament with a scintillating victory over Chennai Super Kings and backed it up with the record chase of 224 in their last game against Punjab. Two games, two 200 plus scores, Rajasthan Royals batting is making a statement early in the tournament. Both, Steven Smith and Sanju Samson have been terrific at the top while players Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer too have been outstanding with the bat. However, they’ll need their bowling to come good against KKR as you can’t expect your batsmen to put up 200 on the scoreboard in every match.
For KKR, they’re coming back from an impressive victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine and Shivam Mavi, they’ve a venomous bowling attack that can demolish any batting line up. Varun Chakravarthy and Kamlesh Nagarkoti too have done well in the opportunity they got in the last match. As for their batting, KKR will be relieved to see Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan back among the runs in the previous game. However, they’ll want Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell to hit the form as quickly as possible All in all, it’s all set up for an enthralling encounter in Dubai. However, RR looks a real force in this tournament and getting past them won’t be a cake walk for the Knight Riders.
Date- 30 sep 2020
Time- 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue-Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner -Rajasthan Royals
Toss will be crucial for the teams as the pitch in Dubai is a bat first wicket. Teams chasing have lost all the four matches they’ve been played this IPL on this ground.
The weather in Dubai is expected to be warm with temperature going as high as 39 degrees.
The match will be played on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The pitch in Dubai is a bat first wicket with it getting slower in the second innings. The stats prove the same as all the four matches played on this ground in IPL 2020 has been won by the team batting first. If the team batting first can get past 180, it would be very hard for the opposition to chase.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatiya, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Jayadev Unadkat.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Shubhman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (C/wk), Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav/Varun Chakravarthy
Dream 11 Prediction