IPL 2020: In the match twelfth of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are to face each other. The two teams are the only sides to play only two matches in the season whereas, the other six franchises have featured in a total of three matches each.
RR, who won two out of two played, will be a bit overwhelmed by pride and happiness hence, can have a little grip on the game as compared to the KKR, who have won one and lost the other. They will be looking forward to saving this game to have 2/3. Hence, TheSportsMag predicts KKR as the winners.
IPL 2020: RR vs KKR, MATCH 12, PREDICTED PLAYING XI AND ANALYSIS
RR: Predicted playing XI: Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Anadkat
KKR: Predicted playing XI: Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrior, Varun Chakravarthy
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Toss: 7:00 pm (IST)
Match: 7:30 pm (IST)
Analysis: RR, who have not lost a single match yet, have the best opening pairs. Even if their bowling collapse, the top-order batsmen, Smith and Samson can handle the bat. Tewatia has proven his worth in the last match, however, Buttler failed on the top. Hence, he can be tried in middle-overs. Archer is adding runs despite having his qualification in bowling. However, if needed, Archer, Curran, and, Shreyas can pick some wickets.
On the other hand, KKR, having Gill and Karthik can add on some runs in their powerplay. Also, an extra blow to their opponents can be given by Morgan, Narine, and Russell. Whereas, the bowlers like Cummins, Yadav, and Chakravarthy can grab wickets.
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