Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will take on each other on Wednesday in Indian Premier League. After a good start to the campaign, Steve Smith’s side will want to put up another solid performance in this game. On the other hand, KKR will want to impress in their third game of the current season, after a win and a loss.
Rajasthan Royals won their opening two matches in this season of IPL and ranked at the second position in the points table. They scored 200 plus in both games as skipper Steven Smith and Sanju Samson scored the fifties. Sanju Samson looked in fine touch and hitting the ball out of the ground from the first ball. His scores read 74 and 85 in both games. Australian batsman Smith always provided stability to his team and is the backbone of the Rajasthan team. Rahul Tewatia played freakish innings in the last match to win Royals a lost match in space of only 7 balls against Kings XI Punjab. Jofra Archer’s cameos are proven useful for Royals till now. With Jos Butler in the line-up, Royals are look-alike a strong outfit in IPL. They would be looking forward to extending their winning streak in this match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Knight Riders didn’t look fluent at all, till now in IPL. They lost the first match against Mumbai Indians by a big margin and defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the low scoring second match. They are ranked at fifth position in the points table. Sunil Narine performed poorly in these two games including a duck. Andre Russell yet to make an impact in any game so as skipper Dinesh Karthik. Nitish Rana got good starts in both games but couldn’t convert in big scores. Knight Riders would hope some good performances by Andre Russell and Sunil Narine in upcoming games. They can try young sensational wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Banton in place of Sunil Narine to support their batting. Young Opener Shubman Gill looked in fine touch and played a sensational knock of 70 runs in the second match to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad. Speedster Pat Cummins bowled hard lengths and played his part in the win. Kolkata Knight Riders will be scheming to win this match against Rajasthan Royals raises their position in the points table.
These two teams played each other 15 times from 2013 where Kolkata Knight Riders won nine of them and Rajasthan Royals won five games and one game abandoned.
Rajasthan Royals are more likely to win this match as they looked in fine touch.
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Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Duba
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