Match Details
Date: 30th September 2020
Venue: Dubai International Stadium

History was once more registered as Rajasthan Royals chased the very best ever chase in IPL history, breaking their own record from the past seasons. Rajasthan is unquestionably coming after back to back wins and would really like to continue this momentum within the coming days also . Defeating Chennai in their opening game by 16-runs then chasing the target posted by Kings XI Punjab on Sunday, Rajasthan proved Sharjah to be a batting paradise.

Steve Smith and Sanju Samson once more gave an honest start to the team’s target after Jos Buttler departed scoring just 4 runs. Smith confidently sending Rahul Tewatia to open at No. 4 and Tewatia becoming the villian scoring just 17 runs off 23 deliveries initially made the match look all-tensed, especially for RR fans. But bouncing back within the game later, scoring 36 off next 8 and smashing 5 sixes off Sheldon Cottrell’s over was what turned him to a hero.

However, Kolkata Knight Riders also won their maiden match within the tournament against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets after a defeat in their opening encounter against Mumbai Indians. The bowling attack aided the team as they restricted Hyderabad to 142 for 4. Chasing the score next, Shubman Gill’s anchoring performance and contributing an unbeaten knock of 70 and stitching a 92-run partnership with Eoin Morgan helped the team to as easy victory. A rotational strike between Gill and Morgan took them off easily and comfortably past Rashid’s spell. It won’t be right if we don’t mention about Pat Cummins and Chakravarthy’s show with the ball. during a spell of 4 overs, Cummins conceded 19 runs with one wicket, whereas Chakravarthy conceded 25 runs in 4 overs taking a wicket of SRH skipper David Warner.

Will R. Tewatia get another chance to open early this point if RR enters an identical situation, we shall determine once they meet Kolkata Knight Riders in their next match on September 30 at Dubai International Stadium.

Team News

Rajasthan Royals:
Rajasthan Royals will play with same XI during this encounter as against Kings XI Punjab. Getting tons of criticism of not taking in David Miller within the XI, they could get him in once more for this match in situ of Tom Curran, but chances look bleak. The team looks good and powerful , especially the batting line-up.

Kolkata Knight Riders:
A completely fit squad so far , skipper Dinesh Karthik is probably going to require on with an equivalent XI against Rajasthan Royals. Kolkata is predicted to start out with their two premier bowlers – Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins.

Head to go (Last 5 matches):
Rajasthan Royals: 1
Kolkata Knight Riders: 4

Players to observe out for

Steve Smith

Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Steve Smith continued his momentum within the second match for the side. Smashing 69 off 47 deliveries to assist RR set a target of 216 against CSK, then hitting second consecutive half-century against Kings XI Punjab to offer an honest start to the team within the chase, Smith has defined his worth as a skipper.

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson went on to finish 100th six in IPL as he once more played at a special level, plundering 7 sixes and a number of other fours. Samson collected 21 runs of Maxwell’s over before Shami dismissed him within the 16th over. Well, talks are around Samson and his fitness regime and alter in routine has proved him well thus far within the tournament.

Shubman Gill

An unbeaten knock of 70 from Shubman Gill anchored the chase of 142 posted by Hyderabad in KKR’s second game. Gill along side Morgan rotated the strike to assist KKR take the sport on their side. Gill also got his first fifty of the season slicing a four within the 13th over. His performance with the bat has confirmed his position within the end of the day .

Andre Russell

The big-hitter wasn’t at his best in KKR’s first match against Mumbai but proved self in bowling against Hyderabad within the next match. Russell conceded 16 runs with a wicket in 2-over spell. However, his performance can never be under estimated and hopes to realize momentum with the forthcoming matches.

Pat Cummins

Playing the primary game straight after completing mandatory quarantine, Pat Cummins’ recorded worst figures for KKR within the opening game but 1-19 in 4-over spell helped him begin the second game for the side. He proved with the bat within the first game but didn’t get an opportunity to open with the bat within the next.

Probable XI

Rajasthan Royals:
Steve Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer

Kolkata Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, K Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

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