The 12th match of Indian Premier League is an interesting one. Its between Rajasthan Royals; the only undefeated team in IPL so far versus Kolkata Knight Riders, which have won one game and lost one. This match will be played in Dubai.
It will be interesting to see Rajasthan’s batsman will adapt to Dubai’s conditions as both of their first two matches were in Sharjah. Royals’ bowlers need to perform better as they’ve conceded 200 runs in both the games. For KKR; they’d like to replicate what they had done against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Predicted XI of RR vs KKR.
When a team is winning; you rarely see them changing players. But for Rajasthan, they did benched Yashasvi Jasiwal after one bad match. Someone may argue that their batting is too thin. But it is expected that they’ll play the same XI.
RR’s XI: Steve Smith (C),Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, and Ankit Rajpoot.
KKR will most probably field same team that they fielded against SRH; as that XI looked balanced.
KKR’s XI: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana,Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, and Varun Chakraborty.
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Batsman: Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Sanju Samson
Jos Buttler in the first match; got out to a cheap and casual shot; but its understandable too; as it was his first match in this season’s IPL. But in this match; he’ll surely rectify his mistakes and will do some firworks on the pitch.
Eoin Morgan looked good in the last match against SRH; and he’ll will be expecting to continue his good form in this match too.
This season’s IPL is a breakthrough season for Sanju. He has performed extremely well in the first two matches. Sanju’s IPL performances is key for his selection in the Indian national team and Sanju will be looking to do his best.
All-rounders: Andre Russell and Rahul Tewatia.
Andre has not shown his muscle power with bat till now in IPL; but he’s done good job in bowling. But, this might just be the match where we would see Russell get a good amount of batting.
Rahul Tewatia hitted 30 runs in one over in the last against KXIP. He became hero of the match. He showed his bowling quality against CSK; batting quality against KXIP. So, this might be the match in which he shows both qualities together.
Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Shreyas Gopal, and Jofra Archer.
Pat Cummins rectified his mistakes which he made in the first match. This is a sign of good bowler. Expect him to perform excellently in this match too.
Jofra Archer; the name is enough to pick him. He’s been the MVP for Rajasthan so far. Looking at the conditions of Dubai, Gopal’s leg-spin in the middle-overs could be dreadful for KKR.
Captain and Vice Captain – Sanju Samson and Andre Russell.
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