Dream11 IPL 2020 RR vs KKR Head-to-Head: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders stats which could help you make best Dream11 IPL 2020 playing11

Rajasthan Royals probably had one of the craziest matches in IPL history when they successfully chased a humongous total of 223 against Kings XI Punjab. Now, they will have to shake their euphoria off and get set to take on struggling Kolkata Knight Riders in match 12 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.

Having started off as underdogs, the Royals have taken the IPL by storm, chasing down the highest tournament total 224 against Kings XI Punjab in their last match.

In two wins from two matches, the Royals have got past the 200-mark with ease. In their success, they have found two stars in Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia, who have outshone marquee players.

In his second coming at the Royals, little known Haryana all-rounder Tewatia has got instant stardom for his 31-ball 53 against KXIP, which helped the side chase down a record 224 with three balls to spare against KXIP.

Struggling to get off the blocks quickly, Tewatia, who was on 17 from 23 deliveries with the team needing 51 from the last three overs, suddenly woke up from the slumber, smacking left-arm quick Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over to turn the tables for RR.

But the season so far belongs to Samson — the wicketkeeper from Kerala.

Boasting of the season’s highest strike-rate of 214.86, Samson has two successive half-centuries that has once again put him in contention for a longer rope in the Indian team as a keeper-batsman.

Skipper Steve Smith has been ever-reliable, striking two half-centuries, while opener Jos Buttler will be waiting to explode.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), on the other hand, will have to bat out of their skin to stop a marauding Rajasthan Royals. To match or even surpass the Royals, KKR have the biggest stars in Andre Russell to go along with reigning World Cup-winning English skipper Eoin Morgan, one of the best in limited-overs cricket.

But both Morgan and Russell have got limited opportunities so far, having dropped down to No 5 and 6 respectively.

The fixture might just finally see them bat higher up, especially the star Jamaican, who was their highest run-getter last season with 510 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 204.81.

Having started off with a familiar defeat to Mumbai Indians in their opener, Kolkata Knight Riders put up a determined show to bounce back against a sloppy Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Talented opener Shubman Gill’s unbeaten half-century, aided by Morgan’s late firepower overtook SRH’s below-par 145 with two overs to spare.

Come Wednesday, it may well be a run feast with no target ‘safe’ against the Royals.

Dubai has been host to both the Super-Over matches this season. The venue will be an unchartered territory for both the teams who will be playing here for the first time this season.

For the record, the teams batting first have won all the five matches here so far.

Dream11 IPL 2020 RR vs KKR head-to-head in IPL history

Both the teams have met 21 times and are currently level with 10 wins each. The May 16, 2015 match was abandoned.

Played

Won by KKR

Won by RR

Tie

No Result

21

10

10

0

1

Date

Winner

Won by

Venue

1 May 2008

Rajasthan Royals

45 Runs

Jaipur

20 May 2008

Rajasthan Royals

6 Wickets

Kolkata

23 April 2009

Rajasthan Royals

Super Over

Cape Town

20 May 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders

4 Wickets

Durban

20 March 2010

Rajasthan Royals

34 Runs

Ahmedabad

17 April 2010

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

15 April 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders

9 Wickets

Jaipur

17 April 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

8 April 2012

Rajasthan Royals

22 Runs

Jaipur

13 April 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders

5 Wickets

Kolkata

8 April 2013

Rajasthan Royals

19 Runs

Jaipur

3 May 2013

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

29 April 2014

Rajasthan Royals

Super Over (Boundary Count)

Abu Dhabi

5 May 2014

Rajasthan Royals

10 Runs

Ahmedabad

26 April 2015

Match Abandoned

Kolkata

16 May 2015

Rajasthan Royals

9 Runs

Mumbai (BS)

18 April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

7 Wickets

Jaipur

15 May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

6 Wickets

Kolkata

23 May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

25 Runs

Kolkata

7th April 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Jaipur

25th April 2019

Rajasthan Royals

3 Wickets

Kolkata

 

Dream11 IPL 2020 RR vs KKR stats (Last 5 encounters)

In their previous five encounters, Kolkata have beat Rajasthan on four occasions. However, in their last meeting on April 25, 2019, RR defeated KKR by three wickets.

Dream11 IPL 2020 RR vs KKR predicted XI

  • WICKETKEEPER: Sanju Samson (c), Dinesh Karthik
  • BATSMEN: Steve Smith (vc), Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan
  • ALL-ROUNDERS: Sunil Narine, Rahul Tewatia, Andre Russell
  • BOWLERS: Shivam Mavi, Jofra Archer

Full squad:

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad: Dinesh Karthik (C and WK), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Ali Khan.

Rajasthan Royals Full Squad: Steve Smith (captain), Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Tom Curran, Aniruddha Joshi, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande.

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