A high on morale Rajasthan Royals (RR) is going to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in the 12th match of Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The start of RR in IPL 2020 campaign was good as they won both of their matches by defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and later they chased the mountain of a total of 224 runs against KXIP. Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia played tremendous innings and led Pink Army to victory, pulling off the highest run chase in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost their season opener against Mumbai Indians (MI). Later, in the second match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Dinesh Karthik led side managed to defeat SRH with 7 wickets and opened their account on IPL 2020 Points Table.
Both teams have faced each other in IPL history 21 times so far and each team has won 10 matches. One match ended without a result. Today, there is a great opportunity for both teams to prove their supremacy.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) started their IPL journey at Sharjah Stadium where boundaries are short whereas Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) played the two of their matches at Abu Dhabi where boundaries are big. Now both the teams are moving to Dubai where conditions are slightly different from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. The two teams may take a little time to get familiar with the conditions.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) have a great batting line up while Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have some great bowlers on their squad. Overall, this will be a good battle today at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Match Toss Time RR vs KKR
The toss between KKR and RR for the 12 th match of IPL 2020 will take place at 7:00 PM (IST).
Match Timing of Today IPL Match
The match between KKR and RR will start at 7:30 PM (IST) at Dubai International Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Playing XI against RR Today
Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Playing XI against KKR Today
Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot
So far in the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL) the pitch at Dubai Stadium is not so good for batting. In all the IPL 2020 matches played here, the pitch got slowed down in the second innings so after winning a toss, batting first could be a good idea. The target of 165 to 180 will be good to defend at Dubai Stadium. However, teams in IPL prefer to chase down even more.
Weather Forecast Dubai for Today IPL Match
Since the start of Indian Premier League 2020, there has not much change in weather at the United Arab Emirates. Today will be a clear but hot day in Dubai. There is no chance of rain and temperature will drift around 39 degree celsius to 30 degree celsius. The humidity level in the air will be around 52%.
Approaching Milestones in Today’s IPL Match
- This will be RR’s 150th IPL match
- Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler need 132 and 110 runs respectively to complete 2500 and 1500 IPL runs.
- Robin Uthappa needs 1 fifty and 75 runs respectively to complete 25 IPL fifties and 4500 IPL runs.
- Dinesh Karthik needs 40 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs as captain.
- Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell require 88 and 89 runs respectively to complete 1000 and 1500 IPL runs.