KOL vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction | 54th Match | Dream11 IPL 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 54th Match of Dream11 IPL 2020 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. We will provide KOL vs RR Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Dream11 Tips.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders are in a tricky situation as they are currently at the 6th position on the points table with 6 wins and seven losses and a total of 12 points.
There are many good players in the team, and there is a perfect mix of young uncapped and International players. Despite having such a good squad, KKR hasn’t been able to perform well. Shubman Gill has been scoring consistently at the top, but he has been very slow in his approach.
Nitish Rana is opening the innings for the last few matches and has been doing an excellent job as he scored over 80 runs twice in just three games. The batting order from No.3 has been changed by KKR in every match depending upon the situation.
Either Narine or Dinesh Karthik have been sent up the order depending upon the situation of the match, but DK has been more successful as the finisher. In some games, Rahul Tripathi was also tried at No.3. Eoin Morgan has appeared to be taken up the role of the finisher in this season.
The injury of Andre Russell has been a significant disadvantage for KKR as they lost a brilliant allrounder. Ferguson, who was brilliant in the first couple of matches hasn’t been able to pick up wickets consistently after that, and the struggle for Cummins to pick wickets has been throughout the season.
Varun Chakravarthy has been the only consistent player who has picked up wickets consistently in every match. The youngsters Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Prasidh Krishna have done a decent job but have not been consistent.
It is the final match for Knight Riders this season, and they need to win this match and that too with a reasonable run rate to keep their hopes for the playoffs alive.
- Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are likely to open the innings for KKR.
- The middle-order consists of Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, and skipper Eoin Morgan.
- Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins will be crucial in the lower middle order.
- Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine will handle the spin attack of the team.
- The pace attack will be Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Prasidh Krishna, and Lockie Ferguson.
KOL so far in the tournament: L W W L W W L L W L W L L
Rajasthan Royals are also in a confusing position this season as they are currently at the 5th position on the points table with six wins and seven losses and 12 points.
Ben Stokes is looking back in form with a hundred and a fifty in back-to-back matches. He has been accompanied by Uthappa who has been doing a decent job as an opener. Sanju Samson at No.3 is looking quite comfortable as he played very well in the last couple of matches.
In the middle-order, Steven Smith has played a crucial role but has looked a little slow with his approach, but that hasn’t affected the team much because of the other batsman Jos Buttler who is looking in tremendous form and has been smacking the ball all around the park.
Riyan Parag along with Rahul Tewatia has done an excellent job in the lower-order and has also taken RR over the finishing line on a few occasions. Jofra Archer can also play some big shots down the order if required.
The bowling needs to get better for RR if they want to qualify for playoffs and also win further matches. Jofra Archer has been brilliant with the balls and consistently picking up wickets in every game. But he hasn’t got the same support from other bowlers.
The youngster Kartik Tyagi has been bowling well and managed to pick wickets, but due to lack of experience, he has been giving away a lot of runs. Unadkat, Varun Aaron, and Ankit Rajpoot have been rotated for different matches, but they haven’t been effective.
Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia have been doing a decent job, but they need to pick up wickets in middle overs so that the other bowlers can control damage in the death overs.
Even for Rajasthan, this is the final match, and they too need to win this match with a reasonable run rate to keep their hopes alive to qualify for playoffs.
- Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes will open the innings for RR.
- Sanju Samson will bat at No.3, followed by Steve Smith and Jos Buttler.
- All-rounders Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia will play a crucial role in the lower middle order.
- Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia will form the spin attack of the team.
- The pace attack will consist of Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, and Varun Aaron.
RR so far in the tournament: W W L L L L W L L W L W W
KOL vs RR Match Details
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match, Dream11 IPL 2020.
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Date: 1st November 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
KKR vs RR Head-to-Head Records
Average 1st Innings Score: 172 (From 22 games played at this venue so far in this season)
Average 2nd Innings Score: 152 (From 22 matches played at this venue so far in this season)
The pitch here is considered neutral, but the batsmen have a little advantage.
So far, the results have been favourable for the team batting first because the pitch tends to slow down in the 2nd innings, and it becomes difficult to time the ball. But from the past few matches, the teams chasing have been winning at this venue because of dew factor.
Anything over 160-170 in the 1st innings can be considered to be a fighting total. A total of 22 matches have been played here so far in Dream11 IPL 2020. The team batting first has won 14 games, out of which super overs decided three games.
There is no chance of rain, and the temperature is considered to be around 34 degrees.
KOL vs RR Dream11 Team News
Kolkata Knight Riders:
- Prasidh Krishna might replace Rinku Singh in the playing XI.
- If Russell is fit then he will replace Lockie Ferguson.
- They are likely to go with the same playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh/Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy.
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi.
Top Picks for KOL vs RR Dream11 Team
Kolkata Knight Riders:
(13 M, 404 R, 33.67 A)
He is a young right-handed batsman and has the talent of playing big innings. S Gill opens the innings and scored 26 runs in the last match.
(13 M, 352 R, 27.07 A)
He is a left-handed batsman and a decent striker of the ball. Rana opened the innings and scored 87 runs from 61 balls in the last match.
(9 M, 121 R, 15.12 A + 34 O, 5 W)
He is a right-arm off-spin bowler and is good at controlling the flow of runs, and consistently picks up wickets. Narine scored only 7 runs and went wicketless in the last match.
(9 M, 92 R, 11.50 A + 18 O, 6 W)
He is an allrounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Russell did not play the last match.
(13 M, 350 R, 35 A)
He is a left-handed batsman and provides stability in the middle order. In the last match, Morgan scored only 15 runs.
(13 M, 131 R, 21.83 A + 48 O, 8 W)
He is a bowling allrounder and can be handy with the bat down the order. Cummins bowled well picking up 2 wickets in the last match.
(12 M, 48 O, 15 W)
He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and has been consistently picking up wickets. In the last match, Varun bowled brilliantly, picking up 2 wickets.
(5 M, 43 R, 43 A + 19.5 O, 6 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and troubles the batsmen with his pace. Ferguson was very expensive and also went wicketless in the last match.
(13 M, 169 R, 15.36 A)
Dinesh Karthik is a right-handed batsman and generally bats in the middle order. He batted well in the last match scoring 21* runs from 10 balls but has looked out of form this season.
(10 M, 191 R, 21.22 A)
He is a right-handed batsman. Tripathi played at NO.7 in the last match and scored 3* runs.
(6 M, 17.3 O, 4 W)
He is a young right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace. Prasidh Krishna did not play the last match.
(7 M, 267 R, 44.50 A + 12 O, 2 W)
He is one of the top allrounders across the globe and has two IPL hundreds to his name. Ben Stokes batted brilliantly scoring 50 runs from 26 balls and also picked up 2 wickets in the last match.
(13 M, 107 R, 21.40 A + 51.4 O, 19 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and can be handy with the bat down the order. In the last match, Jofra bowled well, picking up 2 wickets.
(13 M, 374 R, 31.17 A)
He bats at No.3 for RR and is a good striker of the ball. Samson batted well, scoring 48 runs from 25 balls in the last match, and is looking back in form.
(13 M, 296 R, 29.60 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and bats according to the situation of the match. Steve Smith batted well scoring 31 runs from 20 balls in the last game.
(12 M, 293 R, 32.55 A)
He bats in the middle order and can play shots from the start. Buttler scored 22* runs from 11 balls in the last match.
(11 M, 190 R, 17.27 A)
Robin Uthappa opens for the RR. He scored 30 runs in the last match.
(13 M, 224 R, 44.80 A + 42 O, 7 W)
He is an allrounder and equally good with both bat and ball. Tewatia bowled well but went wicketless in the last match.
(13 M, 47 O, 9 W)
He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and troubles the batsmen with his googly. In the last match, Gopal bowled only one over and was wicketless.
(9 M, 34.1 O, 7 W)
He is a 19-year-old right-arm fast bowler and has made his debut this season. Tyagi was very expensive in the last match and also went wicketless.
KOL vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction
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