54th Match of IPL 2020 Between KKR and RR

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

54th Match:

The fifty fourth encounter of the IPL 2020 between KKR and RR is going to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on November 1st 2020.

KKR vs RR History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 22 meetings, till date. KKR won 11 games. RR won 10 times. One match was abandoned without a ball.

The teams met 9 times at the home ground of KKR. KKR won 6 times. RR won twice, only. One match was abandoned without a ball.

The teams met 6 times at the home ground of RR. The host won thrice, KKR won thrice, too.

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The teams played 7 times at the neutral venue. KKR won just twice and RR won 5 times, though two of the victories were in the tied game, one in super over and one through boundary count in tied super over game.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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KKR is currently at the 7th position in the table. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team may be at any of the 2nd to 5th positions, depending upon NRR, with 14 points in total. But in case of defeat, the team may be at any of the 6th to 8th positions, depending upon NRR, with 12 points in total.

RR is currently at the 6th position. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team may be at any of the 2nd to 5th positions, depending upon NRR, with 14 points in total. But in case of defeat, the team may be at any of the 6th to 8th positions, depending upon NRR, with 12 points in total.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Dubai shows the weather would be pretty clear during the match. The precipitation would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 27-29 Celsius. The wind would be around 4 to 16 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease, as the match progressed.

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. 

Over all, 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 successful defended total was 118 on 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.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 14 times in 30 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 6 times and lost 8 times, though once the team lost a match in the second super over. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 5 times and lost 11 times, though the teams lost the match in super over twice. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 11 times and lost 19 times, including those three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 17 times including two ties. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 13 times, only, including one tie.

The lowest successful defended total was 126. On the other hand, Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 110, and the highest total was 219 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 30.78 and 24.42 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times in 23 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 5 times and lost 6 times, though one of the defeats in the first ever second super over of the game.

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just thrice, and lost 9 times the match, though the teams lost the match in super over twice

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 8 times and lost 15 times, including those three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 14 times including those two ties (super over victories). Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 9 times including one super over victory.

The lowest successfully defended total 126. On the other hand, Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 110, and the highest total was 219 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 32.61 and 23.77 is for the second innings.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other at the venue just once. KKR won the game.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

KKR got just 3 opportunities to play at the venue. The team has a below average record, as the team won just once and lost twice.

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RR got 6 opportunities to play at the place. The team has an extremely poor record at the place, as the team won just once and lost 5 games. The team played 5 games in the running edition and has just one victory with 4 defeats.

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Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team may invite S. Mavi in place of R. Singh.

Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, N. Rana, R. Tripathi, E. Morgan, D. Karthik, S. Mavi, S. Narine, P. Cummins, K. Nagarkoti, L. Ferguson, V. Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals:

The team would prefer to go with a winning combination.

Rajasthan Royals Eleven: B. Stokes, R. Uthappa, S. Samson, S. Smith, J. Buttler, R. Parag, R. Tewatia, J. Archer, S. Gopal, V. Aaron / J. Unadkat, K. Tyagi