Rajasthan Royals (RR) will square off against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 12 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai Cricket International Stadium on Wednesday. Both the teams have played two games each so far. The Steve Smith-led side is the only team unbeaten in the tournament and will have have a chance to retain the top spot in the IPL points table.
KKR, on the other hand, were beaten by the Mumbai Indians in their opening fixture of the season.
RR have played both their games at Sharjah, where the short boundaries have ensured a run-fest each time. KKR, on the other hand, have played both their games at Abu Dhabi, with slightly larger boundaries. The action now moves to Dubai, where these two teams may take a little time to get accustomed to the conditions.
It will be a test for both the batting heavy sides as Dubai boast some big boundaries. Can RR continue their batting juggernaut or will KKR find a way to stop their winning tracks? Whatever the results be, the Dream11 fantasy players are the one to reap the real benefits.
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Two games, two fifty-plus scores, 159 runs at a strike-rate close to 215. Sanju Samson is just creaming the cricket ball and scoring runs for fun in the IPL 2020. Having scored 74 and 85 runs respectively in RR’s first two games, the right-hander has been pivotal to RR’s success and hence, remains a player to watch out for during his side’s third game of the season.
The promising young Indian batsman was a treat to watch during his match-winning 62-ball 70-run unbeaten knock against SRH. Shubman Gill hit 5 fours and 2 sixes to guide KKR to their first win. With KKR targeting a second win on the bounce, they will want Gill to come good and continue his batting form in the game against RR.
He did not have a good game as KKR opened their IPL 2020 campaign, but the champion bowler that he is, Pat Cummins, opening the bowling in the second game against MI, set the tone for KKR’s approach. The Australian speedster returned with the figures of 1/19 as KKR went on to secure their first win of IPL 2020.
Three wickets in his first game on RR return as they beat CSK, and then, given a promotion to bat at number four in the tall chase of 224, Rahul Tewatia overcame the initial struggles to turn the match on its head with five sixes in one over and scored 53 off 31 balls. RR will be more than happy if he delivers once again and plays a role in their third win in a row in the IPL 2020.
Steve Smith, one of the finest modern-day batsmen, has led from the front, scoring fifties during his side’s wins against CSK and KXIP, and he will be eager to continue his batting form as RR, facing KKR, look to complete a hat-trick of wins in the IPL 2020 and add two more points to their account.