Rajasthan Royals will face Kolkata Knight Riders in Match No. 12 of Dream 11 IPL 2020. RR have won 2 out of 2 and in spectacular fashion. In the first match they defended 200 while in the second match they registered IPL’s most successful chase against KXIP. These 2 victories have given them immense confidence and Steve Smith will look to continue the momentum by making it hat trick of wins and all 6 points in the kitty.
Kolkata on the other hand had a shaky start to the tournament but the second match against Hyderabad showed signs of improvement and DK got the balance right with the bat, ball and the field. Now both teams need to come out of the den and square off at the Dubai international stadium. KKR need Russel, Cumming and Narine to play handy role for their team. We can expect some big Sixers and a high scoring game.
Head to Head- The two teams have faced each other 20 times in the IPL so far, and their head-to-head win/loss record is tied 10-10.
Prediction- KKR to win the match
Prediction-Rajasthan Royals will win the match
RR take field today high on a majestic win - Their win by 4 wickets chasing a massive score of 224 to win. This was a new record for a run chase in the IPL and this would have given the side huge amount of confidence. But RR could be wary about the performance of their bowlers. Their bowlers have conceded 200 or more runs in both the games.
KR are also confident after a comfortable win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The win came on heels of their loss against Mumbai Indians in the first game. The good win would have added to the side’s confidence. The side has a good record against Rajasthan Royals over the last two seasons and shall look to continue with it in this game.
My team for today! Beat it if you can!
How the mighty have fallen!
It’s Over! KKR won by 37 runs.
Today’s match seemed pretty average and lacked the excitement built up by past few matches.
One sided match it turned out be. RR after two amazing wins have been handed their first defeat by KKR.
Exceptional bowling display by KKR except Narine who turned out be expensive. Mavi was the stand out performer with the ball for KKR as he bowled at an impressive economy of 5.00 and finished with excellent figures of 2/20 in his 4 overs.
5 on 5 wins for team batting first at Dubai International Stadium.
Shivam Mahi - Man of the Match for his tight spell against RR!
Each team has played three matches so far in IPL 2020. So far we have witnessed two Super Overs, a record chase and some majestic sixes.
Points Table after 12 Matches
Win Toss, Lose Match
Catching Trouble in Dubai
I was wondering, Wouldn’t Uthappa opening and Smith coming at 4 make a stronger batting order for RR?