Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
The Twelfth encounter of the IPL 2020 between RR and KKR is going to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on September 30th, 2020.
RR vs KKR History:
The teams completed 21 meetings in the IPL History, to date. RR won 10 times and KKR won the same number of times.
The teams met 6 times at the home ground of RR. Both the teams won thrice.
The teams met 8 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won 6 times and lost just twice.
The teams played at the neutral venue 7 times. RR won 5 times, out of five, two matches results were tied. On one occasion, RR won in super over and in the other one, the same team won by boundary count. KKR won just once. One encounter was abandoned due to rain.
The victory brings points:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
The weather forecast for Dubai shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32-35 Celsius. The wind would be around 15 to 16 km/h throughout the match.
Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 38 times out of 62 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 21 times, while lost 16 times with one tie. On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 11 times and lost 13 times. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 32 times and lost 29 times.
The first batting team won the matches 34 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 27 times.
The lowest defended total was 118 at the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 180 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 71, and the highest total was 211 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 73 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 187 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 21.37 and 19.06 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.
T20I History at Venue:
Both the teams got just one opportunity to play at the place and unfortunately, both the teams lost their game. The result of the upcoming game will give victory to one team and the other team needs to wait for more for the first victory.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The team would prefer to go mostly unchanged. The team may try their bench strength for a longer vision and so try with A. Singh in place of J. Unadkat, and/or recall Y. Jaiswal in place of R. Parag or R. Uthappa, but Team may not include both young players.
Rajasthan Royals Eleven: J. Buttler, S. Smith, S. Samson, R. Uthappa, Y. Jaiswal / R. Parag, R. Tewatia, S. Gopal, J. Archer, T. Curran, A. Rajpoot, A. Singh / J. Unadkat
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The team would prefer to go with the winning combination.
Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, S. Narine, N. Rana, D. Karthik, E. Morgan, A. Russell, S. Mavi, P. Cummins, K. Yadav, K. Nagarkoti, V. Chakravarthy