IPL Predictions: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction, Tips
RR vs KKR Match Prediction
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2020 is going to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Both the sides will be playing their first match in Dubai. While Rajasthan Royals have played both of their games in Sharjah, Kolkata Knight Riders will be travelling out of their base camp in Abu Dhabi for the first time.
Rajasthan Royals would look to bag their third consecutive victory of the IPL 2020 season. 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.
Kolkata Knight Riders are coming back from an impressive victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The trip of Pat Cummins, Sunil Naraine and Kuldeep yadav have the capabilities to demolish any batting lineup. Also With an in-form Eoin Morgan who seems motivated to perform well this season, and Andre Russell waiting in the wings, KKR has a potentially explosive lineup but the lack of runs from Sunil Narine and Dinesh Karthik so far is a major concern for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
Sanju Samson, S.Smith (C), S.Gill (VC), Eon Morgan, Sunil Naraine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, V Chakarvarty, T Curran, S.Mavi, Jofra Archer.
The pitch at this venue is a decent one for batting. While the spinners will get some assistance, the pacers should look to make the best use of the new ball.
Both the teams playing this match are going to want to field first if they get the chance.
First innings score predictions:
Mumbai Indians scored 201 runs in the same stadium, although the average first innings score at this stadium is 180 runs ( 5 matches of IPL 2020)
Head to Head:
As far as the head-to-head stats go, the two sides sit on level pegging having won 10 games each against each other. The last five games, however, have seen Kolkata dominate (4-1) against Rajasthan.
RR won- 10
KKR won- 10
Rajasthan Royals: 45%
Kolkata Knight Riders: 55%
Bet365: KKR- 1.72, RR- 2.00
Betway: KKR- 1.80, RR- 2.00
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team and placing your bets, please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.