Kolkata Knight Riders will clash heads with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on this Sunday. It is must win the game for Kolkata Knight Riders to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked at fifth position in the points table. They won six games out of 13 games in this season of IPL. They lost to Chennai Super Kings in the last game. This loss jeopardized their aim to qualify to playoffs as they can reach to maximum 14 points only if they win their last game against Rajasthan Royals. Only with the good net run rate, they can qualify to playoffs. direction.
New opener Nitish Rana played phenomenal knock in the last game. Opener Shubhman Gill is the only consistent batsman of Kolkata Knight Riders. Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson failed in the last two games. Indian batsman Rahul Tripathi couldn’t score much in the last few games. Skipper Eoin Morgan needs to score big in this game. Caribbean allrounder Andre Russell missed the last game as he is not fully fit. Another Caribbean all-rounder Sunil Narine is an important player for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Leggie Varun Chakravarthy is bowling well in this season of IPL. As it must win the game for Kolkata Knight Riders, they would try their best to win the game.
Rajasthan Royals won their last game against Kings XI Punjab. Due to this win, they moved-up to the fifth position in the points table. English Allrounder Ben Stokes, wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler, Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson played well in the last game. Stokes made fifty and Samson scored 48 runs. To help their team to win the game. Stokes also scored a century against Mumbai Indians a few days back to help his tea to win the game. English speedster Jofra Archer took two wickets against Kings XI Punjab. With the win against Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals have now 12 points and their one match is remaining. If they won this game against Kolkata Knight Riders, they will have 14 points. With good net run-rate, they can qualify for playoffs of IPL 2020. So they will try their best to win this game.
These two teams played each other eight times in last five years, Kolkata Knight Riders won five games out of them and Kolkata Night Riders won two games, one game was abandoned.
KKR is more likely to win this match however it will be a close match.
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Date and Time:
Sunday, Nov 01, 2020, 7:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
(The odds might change without prior notice)