Match 12 of the 13th edition of the IPL is scheduled between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The match will be held at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.
Truly, 2020 has something unique to offer. With just 10 matches down the match schedule, fans have witnessed two Super Over games. Heading down the fixtures, Match 12 is scheduled between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The match is on Wednesday at the Dubai International Stadium.
RR have won both their matches till now, while KKR have essenced both win and lose in their opening two matches.
Both teams have a perfect blend of youngsters and experienced players. The teams at both ends are fairly balanced since the skippers have now tried their combinations in the initial matches.
In the previous edition, RR had finished seventh on the table, while KKR had finished fifth. However, seeing their current form, they are likely to offer a close match.
Head to head
Both the teams have locked horns 21 times. They have exactly the same number of wins against each other, i.e. 10 each, while a match concluded with no result.
Weather conditions and pitch report
The weather in Dubai is likely to be around 35 degrees. The dry pitch would assist the bowlers in the first innings, while some dew under the lights would be of benefit to the batsman. Under all normal circumstances, any score near 180 would be a competitive total.
RR: Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat
KKR: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi
Dream 11 prediction
Batsmen: Steve Smith, Shubman Gill, Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana- The opening pair of Smith and Gill can give a good start. Buttler can consolidate the innings, while Rana can hit the big shots.
Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson- The wicketkeeper-batsman can perform in pressure situations.
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Rahul Tewatia- Both Russell and Tewatia can get the major breakthroughs and perform reasonably well with the bat.
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti- Kuldeep Yadav can deceive the batsman with his spin, while Archer, Mavi and Nagarkoti can restrict the opposition with their pace.
Players to look to out for
Jos Buttler: The wicketkeeper-batsman for RR has not been able to deliver the necessary start. He will be closely monitored by the management.
Robin Uthappa: The middle-order batsman has to consolidate really with the bat so that the responsibility does not fall on other players.
Andre Russell: The muscle power of KKR will look forward to the match, as he has been unable to prove his worth till now.
Kuldeep Yadav: The spinner has been unable to show his magic with the ball. He has not been able to impress the franchise despite UAE having spinner-assisting pitches.
Last Updated 29, Sep 2020, 8:24 PM