In the coming match of the IPL 2020, the Rajasthan Royals are expected to face off against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Royals have been indomitable thus far in the competition, winning both of the games they have played. In the last match against Punjab, they pulled off an epic victory that would have been a huge morale-booster. They will, however, play away from Sharjah, a venue where they have been highly popular, for the first time in the tournament.
After losing their first match, their opponents in the game, the Knight Riders, got back to their winning ways. Against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), they were too narrow, but the NRR is one region they will look to build on. RR would be eager to display their prowess outside Sharjah in this game, while KKR would like to carry forward the winning momentum and probably stun the Rajasthan Royals.
When it comes to the weather for this game, nothing much changes. It will be a hot day, and as the evening progresses, the humidity levels will increase. Furthermore, at the place, it’ll be very breezy.
The Dubai pitch is a first wicket bat, with the second innings becoming slower. The statistics show the same, as the team batting first won all four matches played on this ground in IPL 2020. If the team batting first can get past 180, it will be challenging to chase the opposition.
Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream 11:
Sanju Samson (c&wk), Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Steve Smith, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi
With both sides aiming to ascend the ladder in terms of the points table, we will be getting another thriller in what has been a highly exciting IPL so far. Choosing a definite winner is difficult, but the way Rajasthan play has a slight advantage over Kolkata.