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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL Match Prediction

  • Nov 01, 2020
  • 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Dubai Cricket Stadium - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2020-11-01 19:30:00
Kolkata Knight Riders KKR Kolkata Knight Riders
Rajasthan Royals RR Rajasthan Royals

Betting Tips

  • Rajasthan Royals are coming back from two back to back victories over Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab
  • Kolkata Knight Riders are sliding down the hill and have lost their last two matches to Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab
  • Both teams face a must win situation and the loser will be knocked out of the competition.
Kolkata Knight Riders

Our Pick Kolkata Knight Riders are favourites to win

Posted On 1st November 2020 08:59:11
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KKR vs RR Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 54th game of the IPL 2020. The match will be played on the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time.

We’re into the last phase of the IPL 2020 from now onwards, every match can be seen as a knock out game. Rajasthan Royals in the last two games have shown what they’re capable of. With two back to back wins they’ve kept their hopes alive in the tournament. However, they need to continue winning the matches as a loss will end their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. In Ben Stokes they’ve got a match winner at the top. Sanju Samson too is back among the runs. With Buttler batting at 6, RR has enough depth in their batting. Their only concern will be a bleak bowling attack that is heavily dependent on Jofra Archer. They’ll need some of the other bowlers to put their hand up in this crunch game.

Kolkata on the other hand has completely lost the momentum in the last few games. They too face a must win situation to stay in contention for the play offs. Kolkata will majorly depend upon the trip of Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan to the bulk of the scoring. Sunil Narine too on his day can get vital runs. KKR has a decent bowling attack in Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine. Overall, both teams have enough firepower in their kitty but RR has the momentum on their side which might just work in their favour.

KKR vs RR IPL 2020 Live streaming

TV channels: Fox Sports, Kayo Sports, Sky Sports, SuperSports, BeIN Sports, Start Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select, Star Sports Select HD.

Live streaming: Hotstar. Fans from Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Continental Europe (except UK and Ireland), South and Central America, Central Asia, and South-East Asia (excluding Singapore) countries can watch the live streaming on Yupp Tv.

KKR vs RR Toss Prediction

Toss is absolutely crucial here as teams batting second have a huge advantage due to dew.

Weather Report

The weather at Dubai will make it challenging for the players with temperature hovering in high thirties for most part of the day.

Pitch Condition

The match will be played on the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. During the first half of the tournament, batting first was the most feasible option but with dew around, teams chasing are having the best batting conditions in the last few games. It’s a tricky call for the captains. You need to put on additional 20 runs to cover up for the dew. 200 will be a good score here.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2020.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

Two back to back losses have got KKR's campaign into jeopardy. KKR have already tried out their bench strength and will most probably go in with the same playing XI. 

KKR Key Players

  • Nitish Rana - Nitish Rana wasn't at its best for most part of the tournament but it seems he's arrived just when it mattered the most. Rana has two 80+ scores post his promotion as an opener. He'll be absolutely crucial for KKR in setting the tone for the KKR's response with the bat.
  • Eoin Morgan - Eoin Morgan has been one of the most consistent batsmen of KKR in the second half of the IPL 2020. With Dinesh Karthik demoted down as a finisher, Morgan might come up the order to take charge of KKR's batting. 
  • Sunil Narine - Sunil Narine is KKR'S most valuable player. He might be not that consistent with the bat but as a bowler he's the best of all. He'll be hoping to make RR batsmen dance to his tunes. 

KKR Team Form

KKR'S campaign got off to a flying start but has completed lost momentum in the second half of the IPL. They now face a must win situation against Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals Team News & Playing 11

RR Team news

It's a knock out game and Steve Smith wouldn't want to alter much the playing XI. Even though some of their players have not been that consistent in IPL 2020, RR is most likely to stick with them

RR Key Players

  • Ben Stokes - Ben stokes has been an invaluable addition to the Rajasthan Royals team. He backed up his brilliant century with an impressive 50 against Punjab. Stokes need to a big part if RR has to keep their hopes alive.
  • Sanju Samson - Sanju Samson too came up with back to back performances against Mumbai and Punjab. He looks in terrific touch and is a major threat to Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Jofra Archer - Jofra Archer has been phenomenal for Rajasthan. Match after match he's delivered match winning performances for RR. He'll post a stern challenge to Kolkata.

RR Team Form

Rajasthan Royals are coming back from two big wins against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Team Form in Last Five Matches

KKR : L L W L W

RR : W W L W L

KKR vs RR Head to Head

KKR have a 12-10 edge over RR

KKR vs RR Head to Head Stats

Matches Played KKR Won RR Won Tie No Result
23 12 10 0 1

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Betting Odds

Both teams are on par with each other but RR have the momentum on their side

Kolkata Knight Riders Bet365 Odds

  • KKR to win: KKR are 1.80 to win with Bet365
    KKR top team batsman: Shubhman Gill at 3.75 is the Kolkata's top batter. Other batsmen that can be backed are Eoin Morgan and Nitish Rana at 4.5, Tom Banton and Rahul Tripathi at 5.0.
  • KKR top team bowler: Lockie Ferguson at 3.10 can be backed as the best KKR bowler while NS Naik at 4.0, Varun Chakravarthy at 4.33 and Andre Russell at 4.5 are their next best bowlers

Rajasthan Royals Bet365 Odds

  • RR to win: RR are 2.0 to win with Bet 365
  • RR top team batsman: At 4.0, Jos Butter is the top Rajasthan batsman followed by Steve Smith and Ben Stokes' at 4.5 each. Sanju Samson can be backed at 5.0 while you can place your bet on Robin Uthappa at 5.0
  • RR top team bowlers: At 2.62, Jofra Archer can be backed as the best Rajasthan bowler to be followed by Tom Curran at 4.33, Andrew Tye at 4.5 and Varun Aaron at 4.5.

Kolkata Knight Riders Betway Odds

  • KKR to win: KKR are 1.83 to win with Betway.
  • KKR top team batsman: Shubhman Gill at 3.0 can be backed as the best KKR batsmen while Tom Banton at 4.33, Nitish Rana at 4.5 and Eoin Morgan at 4.75 is their next best batsmen.
  • KKR top team bowler: Lockie Ferguson at 3.5, Varun Chakravarthy at 3.6 and Andre Russell and Kuldeep Yadav  at 4.5 are best KKR bowler

Rajasthan Royals Betway Odds

  • RR to win: RR are 1.90 to win with Betway
  • RR top team batsman: Ben Stokes at 4.0 is the top RR batsmen, followed by Steve Smith and Jos Butter at 4.25, Sanju Samson can be backed at 4.5 while you can place your bets on Robin Uthappa at 5.0.
  • RR top team bowler: Jofra Archer can be backed as the best Rajasthan bowler at 2.75. He is followed by Andrew Tye and Oshane Thomas at 4.25, Shreyas Gopal at 4.33 and Ankit Rajpoot at 4.75.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Prediction

Rajasthan are expected to knock KKR out of the tournament.

Final Verdict

RR to beat KKR at 2.0 with Bet365 and 1.90 Betway.

KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Sanju Samson at 9.5 and Jos Butter at 9.0 are top picks in the wicketkeeper's section.

  • Batsmen

    Shubhman Gill at 9.5, Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan at 9 makes up for a strong batting order. You can have Steve Smith in your team at 9.0

  • All-rounders

    You got to have Ben Stokes and Sunil Narine in your team. Both can be picked for 10 and 9.5 credits respectively.

  • Bowlers

    Jofra Archer at 10, Lockie Ferguson at 8.5 and Varun Chakravarthy at 8.5 will complete a strong team

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Ben Stokes can be selected as your skipper while Sunil Narine is the best option for his deputy.

KKR vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubhman Gill

  • All Rounder:Ben Stokes(C), Sunil Narine(VC)

  • Wicket Keeper:Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler

  • Bowler:Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

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