RR vs KKR highlights, IPL 2020 Match Today: KKR beat RR by 37 runs
IPL 2020 highlights, Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs. Jofra Archer was dismissed by Varun Chakravarthy. Sunil Narine dismissed Shreyas Gopal. Varun Chakravarthy cleaned up the hero of the previous game Rahul Tewatia. Kamlesh Nagarkoti got rid of Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag in the same over. Mavi had dismissed the in-form Sanju Samson and the dangerous Jos Buttler. Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith was dismissed by Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins early on in 175-run chase. Eoin Morgan took Kolkata Knight Riders to 174/6 in 20 overs. Morgan remained unbeaten on 34. Andre Russell smashed three sixes, but sliced it to Jaydev Unadkat at deep backward point and was dismissed for 24. It was Ankit Rajpoot who got the big man. Dinesh Karthik did not get going and edged one to Jos Buttler behind the stumps in Jofra Archer’s over. Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana, earlier built a good partnership but were dismissed in quick succession. RR captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bowl against Dinesh Karthik’s KKR.Follow highlights of IPL 2020, RR and KKR:
KKR win by 37 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs.23:09 hrs IST
Unadkat has been caught in the deep and Kuldeep gets a wicket. RR 106/923:04 hrs IST
3 overs remaining
17 overs gone, RR are 103/8. 3 overs remaining, RR need 72 to win off 8 with 2 wickets in hand.22:54 hrs IST
Jofra Archer gone!
GONE! Jofra Archer tried to hit a six and kamlesh nagarkoti took a splendid catch. RR 88/8.22:46 hrs IST
GONE! Shreyas Gopal has reverse sweeped to Dinesh Karthik. The umpire was not interested. DK took a review and it showed it had struck Gopal’s gloves. RR 81/722:37 hrs IST
Chakravarthy to Tewatia - Cleaned up!
GONE! Varun Chakravarthy has cleaned up Rahul Tewatia. Tewatia stepped forward and completely missed it. RR 66/622:31 hrs IST
Nagarkoti to Tewatia - SIX!
SIX! Rahul Tewatia pulls one slower one from Kamlesh Nagarkoti for a flat six towards deep backward point. Can he be the hero for RR once again?22:29 hrs IST
Nagarkoti to Tom Curran
Rajasthan Royals are 50/5 in 9 overs. A long discussion at the RR camp during the timeout. They know they are in trouble. Tom Curran and Rahul Tewatia key for Royals.22:23 hrs IST
RR vs KKR IPL 2020 - LIVE!
Tom Curran looking good. He has hit two pull shots in Shivam Mavi’s over, and has got a couple in each of them. He needs to carry on and take RR to safer shores.22:18 hrs IST
Nagarkoti to Riyan Parag - GONE!
GONE! Riyan Parag has hit it straight to Shubman Gill at gully. Has the ball carried? Gill looks confident. Umpires are checking. Soft signal is OUT. This looks out, yes it is! RR 42/522:13 hrs IST
Kamlesh Nagarkoti strikes!
GONE! Robin Uthappa hits it straight to Shivam Mavi at midwicket. Rajasthan Royals are falling like a pack of cards here. RR 41/422:08 hrs IST
RR vs KKR Live Score: Mavi to Buttler - GONE!
GONE! Shivam Mavi bowled it outside off stump, and he sliced it straight to Chakravarthy. BIG WICKET. Sensational Mavi. RR 39/322:06 hrs IST
Good over from Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins has really come heaps and bounds since the first game of the season. 3 overs, 13 runs 1 wicket. Sensational stuff.22:01 hrs IST
Mavi to Buttler- FOUR!
FOUR! Wide and outside off stump from Shivam Mavi to Jos Buttler, and it races to the boundary. This is a fantastic shot. You cannot make a mistake against Buttler.21:56 hrs IST
Shivam Mavi to Sanju Samson - GONE!
GONE! Sanju Samson mistimed a short one which was coming in at the angle, high at the bat, and it was a simple catch for Sunil Narine. Sanju Samson the man in form departs. RR 30/221:54 hrs IST
IPL 2020, RR vs KKR Live Score: Buttler goes for a scoop
SIX! Pat Cummins bowls it fuller, Jos Buttler moves across, and scoops it over the fielder at deep backward point for the maximum. 4 overs gone, RR 30/121:48 hrs IST
King Khan SRK in the house y’all!
Guess who is here - Kings Khan, the Baadshah of Bollywood - SRK - SHAH RUKH KHAN HIMSELF IS IN DUBAI! How good does he look here!
21:47 hrs IST
Shivam Mavi into the attack
Shivam Mavi is into the attack for Kolkata Knight Riders. He is up against Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. Either of the two wickets will be a huge reward for KKR.21:44 hrs IST
Cummins to Smith - GONE!
GONE! Finally, Steve Smith has given away his wicket to Pat Cummins. He almost got out in the previous two balls. Practice makes a man perfect. RR 15/221:39 hrs IST
Pat Cummins need to get wicket
Pat Cummins is bought for Rs 15.5 crore. He needs to do more than control run rate. He needs to get rid of top three RR batsmen - Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson.21:38 hrs IST
1st over bowled
very good start by Royals, 12 runs from the Sunil Narine over. KKR can’t let this opening pair get off to a flier. Pat Cummins into the attack.21:37 hrs IST
IPL 2020 live score: Buttler hits RR’s first six
SIX! Down the track and away she goes! As clean as you can get from Jos Buttler. Narine gave that one a bit of air and Buttler needed no second invitation , he dances down the ground and hits way over long on for the first six of the RR innings.21:35 hrs IST
Snul Narine with the new ball for KKR
It will be Sunil Narine to start the proceedings for KKR. Boy this is an important opening partnership and KKR have thrown one of their most potent weapons straight away.21:31 hrs IST
Rajasthan Royals chase
It will be Jos Buttler and Steve Smith who will walk out to bat for Rajasthan Royals as they aim chase down the 175-run target set by KKR tonight. Will Buttler fire? Will Smith and Samson continue their good work? Or Have KKR got a winning total? We’ll get the answers in some time.21:20 hrs IST
Eoin Morgan takes Kolkata 174/6 in 20 overs
Eoin Morgan takes Kolkata to 174/6 in 20 overs. RR need 175 to win. Morgan remained unbeaten on 34. Good two balls from Tom Curran in the end.21:19 hrs IST
Wide! Wide! Wide!
RR vs KKR Live Score: Tom Curran has given three straight wides to Eoin Morgan in the match. This is now a nine ball over. Good will for KKR.21:16 hrs IST
Eoin Morgan goes big!
SIX! Eoin Morgan pulls it for the maximum towards long-on. Tom Curran bowls a little shorter and paid the price.21:14 hrs IST
Tom Curran bowls the final over
KKR are 158/6 in 19 overs. Tom Curran has the ball in the final over. How much will KKR post in the match? For RR, anything can be chased down.21:11 hrs IST
Kamlesh Nagarkoti gets going!
FOUR! Kamlesh Nagarkoti hits it over covers for a boundary. Fantastic shot from the tailender. KKR 156/6 after 18.4 overs.21:07 hrs IST
Pat Cummins departs
GONE! Pat Cummins gets a slow bouncer from Tom Curran, he tries to get it over midwicket, but did not get the best of connection. He gets caught in the deep by Sanju Samson in the deep. KKR 149/621:05 hrs IST
RR vs KKR - Live Score and Updates: Curran to Morgan and FOUR!
FOUR! Tom Curran bowls it full toss and wider off the stumps, and Eoin Morgan adjusted himself to flick it towards the long-off for a boundary.21:03 hrs IST
Jofra Archer to Eoin Morgan - SIX!
SIX! Jofra Archer has sliced it to third man, but Tom Curran tried to catch it. The ball slipped out of his hands beyond the boundary ropes for the maximum. KKR 141/5 in 17 overs21:02 hrs IST
Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins - FOUR!
FOUR! Jofra Archer bowled it quick and menacingly and Pat Cummins has flicked it for a boundary. Welcome one for KKR.21:01 hrs IST
Jofra Archer into the attack.
Jofra Archer has given just 3 runs in his first 3 balls of the over. He has overall given just 7 in his 3.3 overs with 2 wickets. What a performance.20:58 hrs IST
IPL 2020, RR vs KKR: Good over from Curran
Just 7 runs off the over from Tom Curran. KKR 127/5 in 16 overs. Need to score a few boundaries in the next four overs.20:48 hrs IST
Eoin Morgan smacked on helmet
Eoin Morgan has been hit by an Ankit Rajpoot bouncer on the helmet. The play has stopped. The physio are taking a look. There will be a concussion test.20:44 hrs IST
Andre Russell is OUT!
GONE! Ankit Rajpoot bowls it wider to Andre russell who sliced it to Jaydev Unadkat towards the off-side. BIG WICKET. KKR 115/520:43 hrs IST
Andre Russell goes big!
SIX! Andre Russell pulls it for the maximum against Ankit Rajpoot and that’s gone the distance. This is a huge six.20:40 hrs IST
Jofra Archer to Eoin Morgan - 0, 0 and 1LBW
Eoin Morgan is facing heat from his own bowler Jofra Archer. This will be an interesting contest to watch. No one knows more about Archer than Morgan.20:36 hrs IST
Jofra Archer to Dinesh Karthik - GONE!
Jofra Archer bowls it straighter, with a slight inswing, full pace, forcing Dinesh Karthik to play, who gets an edge and it goes straight to Jos Buttler. KKR 106/420:34 hrs IST
RR vs KKR Live Score: Russell hits another six!
Shreyas Gopal bowls it slow to Andre Russell and it has been struck for the second six off the over. Shane Warne had warned not to bowl on leg side.20:32 hrs IST
Shreyas Gopal to Andre Russell - SIX!
SIX! A googly from Andre Russell and it has been smashed for the maximum by Andre Russell. Is the show about to begin? Bring in your popcorns!20:29 hrs IST
Karthik and Russell in middle
Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell are in middle and are struggling to get going at the moment. 12 overs gone, KKR are 90/3. 8 overs gone, what target will KKR set for RR?20:24 hrs IST
GONE! Shubman Gill tried to flick it but gets a leading edge on a slow one from Jofra Archer and it is caught by the bowler himself. KKR 89/320:18 hrs IST
Rahul Tewatia strikes!
GONE! Nitish Rana tried to go for a straight six, but mistimed it. It goes straight into the hands of Riyan Parag. KKR 82/220:14 hrs IST
Gopal to Shubman - FOUR!
FOUR! Shubman Gill goes straight for another boundary. He hit it with so much force that it races to the boundary. Bad line that one. Here comes Ravi Tewatia into the attack.20:12 hrs IST
RR vs KKR Live Score: Gopal to Gill - FOUR!
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal goes fuller and Shubman Gill got inside his crease and pushed it for a boundary towards midwicket. Fantastic shot.20:09 hrs IST
RR vs KKR Live Score: Stats attack
2nd time in IPL, Unadkat has dismiss Narine
11th instances where NArine has been dismissed by a Left arm pacer
KKR:36/120:07 hrs IST
Riyan Parag into the attack and...
FOUR! Welcome to the attack Riyan Parag. Nitish Rana launches it for the maximum! Fantastic shot from the left-hander. He needs to stick around in the middle.20:04 hrs IST
50 up for Kolkata Knight Riders
FOUR! Shubman Gill goes full swing off the bat and this one will clear the distance. KKR need more off these to break the shackles.20:01 hrs IST
Time for some spin
Shreyas Gopal has come into the attack. Time for some spin here. Kolkata Knight Riders have not got off to a flying start but this partnership here between Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill will be the key.19:59 hrs IST
Tom Curran to Nitish Rana - FOUR!
FOUR! Pitched it wide and full and Nitish Rana opened his full face of the bat to show Tom Curran that he cannot bowl there.19:55 hrs IST
IPL 2020 Live Score: Tom Curran into the attack
Tom Curran has been brought into the attack. He is in good form at the moment and will be eager to get a wicket here. Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are in good form at the moment.19:52 hrs IST
Unadkat to Narine - BOWLED!
GONE! Jaydev Unadkat bowled it slow and straighter to Sunil Narine, and the batsman went into his slog too early. Missed it completely and the ball knocked down the bails. KKR 36/119:50 hrs IST
Unadkat to Narine - SIX! FOUR!
SIX! A slow delivery from Jaydev Unadkat, and Narine is very comfortable with these ones. He struck it hard and long for another maximum. Gives himself room, and hammers it for a boundary.19:49 hrs IST
4 overs gone
Jaydev Unadkat into the attack - Jaydev Unadkat is into the attack against Sunil Narine. He is looking for a wicket here. Still no wickets in this season for Unadkat.19:47 hrs IST
Ankit Rajpoot smashed for boundaries
Ankit Rajpoot has been smashed for two boundaries in the over - one by Sunil Narine and one by Shubman Gill. This is finally a good over for KKR.19:42 hrs IST
DROPPED! Sunil Narine struggling here
Sunil Narine is struggling to get going and connect the bat with the ball. He tried to sky a big one for a six - but it has been dropped by Robin Uthappa.19:38 hrs IST
First change for Royals
Jofra Archer has been replaced by Jaydev Unadkat. Shubman Gill hit it straight - shouts of catch it, but it was wide away from Robin Uthappa. Good effort to dive and stop the boundary. Just a single.19:36 hrs IST
IPL 2020 Score: Rajpoot to Gill - SIX!
SIX! Ankit Rajpoot pitched it fuller to Shubman Gill and the KKR batsman just went straight, under the ball, and it goes the distance. Fabulous shot from Shubman Gill. KKR 9/019:34 hrs IST
Jofra Archer off to fantastic start
Jofra Archer has been fantastic in the first over, smashing close to the body and not allowing KKR batsmen to get going. Just 1 run. Here comes Ankit Rajpoot at the other end.19:32 hrs IST
Jofra Archer to Shubman Gill
Jofra Archer showcasing his intent as he is bowling with brute force to the youngster. Shubman not bowing down and solidly punching the ball down. Good start all around.19:30 hrs IST
HERE WE GO!
Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine out to open the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Jofra Archer starts the bowling attack for Rajasthan Royals. HERE WE GO!19:23 hrs IST
RR vs KKR - LIVE!
Here is our prediction of the match:
Aritra Mukherjee: RR are out of the comfort of Sharjah for the first time. I’ll go with KKR. They just look a better balanced side and they have the bowlers to the stop RR’s top three of Buttler, Smith and Samson.
Karan Prashant Saxena: No one should doubt what Steve Smith could do. He has led Royals beautifully this season and he can do wonders with the bat. Smith’s Royals will win this match and IPL 2020. Mark my words.19:18 hrs IST
Should Sunil Narine open with Shubman Gill?
Sunil Narine has not been off to the best of start with bat. I think KKR should give up on Narine as an opener formula. It is not working. The surprise factor is gone. Players have figured how to tackle him.19:14 hrs IST
Brian Lara on Shubman Gill
“Shubman Gill looks like a leader. He taken command of open slot. He is an attacking player. He shows a lot of maturity. I like him. Great batsman to opening the batting,” says Brian Lara on Star Sports.19:10 hrs IST
Game Plan: How to stop Andre Russell
Brett Lee reckons that one of the way to stop Andre Russell is to bowl him bouncers when he comes out to bat. He struggles early on with bouncers.19:08 hrs IST
· 10: RR have lost 10 matches against RR only against CSK they have lost more matches.
· 100: runs David Miller needs to complete 7000 T20 runs.
· 88: Morgan is 88 runs away from reaching 1000 runs in IPL.
· 2: more wickets Ankit Rajpoot needs to complete 100 wickets in T20s.
· 6: more wickets Andrew Tye needs to reach 200 T20 wickets
· 2: Pat Cummins is 2 wickets away from completing 100 wickets in T20s.
· 3: Lockie Ferguson is 3 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20s.
· 3: Eoin Morgan is 3 sixes away from completing 300 sixes in T20s.
o He will become the 1st English cricketer to achieve this feat.
· 4: Morgan needs 4 fours to reach 500 fours in T20s.
· 4: Andre Russell is 4 wickets away from completing 300 wickets in T20s.
· 4: Sandeep Warrier is 4 wickets away from 50 wickets in T20s.
· 16: Kuldeep has taken 6 wickets against RR at an average of 16
o This is his best average against a current IPL team.
· 56: Unadkat has an average of 56 against KKR, only against CSK he has a worse average.
· 67.5: Smith has scored 135 runs in his last 4 innings against KKR at an average of 67.5.
· 47: Morgan’s average against RR, his most against any IPL team.
· 35.33: Narine’s bowling avg against RR, among current IPL teams only against SRH Narine has a worse
· 48: Jofra Archer’s strike rate, worst in the IPL so far19:07 hrs IST
KKR vs RR, IPL 2020 Live: TEAM NEWS
Both the teams are playing the same team and have made no changes to the playing XI.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat19:05 hrs IST
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik at the toss
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik: “Okay with batting first. Looks similar to Abu Dhabi but it plays different. Sharjah is a completely different fish but these two are similar. The brand of cricket we played the other day was something I’m proud of. Same team.”19:03 hrs IST
RR captain Steve Smith at the toss
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith at toss: “Will have a bowl. That boundary’s big, certainly compared to Sharjah which was a postage stamp. Certainly have to adapt. Watched the Super Over the other day. Exciting to play on a different ground. Have played some good cricket. Boys in a good place. He was under the pump but just turned it around and had such belief in the end. Same team.”19:00 hrs IST
IPL 2020, RR vs KKR: Toss updates!
TOSS UPDATES! Dinesh Karthik and Steve Smith out in the middle for the toss.
RR win toss, elect to bowl.18:58 hrs IST
Simon Doull and Michael Slater on Star Sports: We are back in Dubai and we have the same pitch that was used two nights ago with a day in between. Rolled in grass, very firm underneath and we know that batting was really starting to work here. It is hard for the bowlers. This particular ground, the spinners are really starting to take control. They have taken more wickets and bowled less than the quick bowlers, they are really starting to play a role. Biggest ground we have got. W have a great illustration of what happens in Sharjah that does not happen here. And that’s what brings the spinners in play. I am batting first here, yes two have gone to the Super Over but all five games have been won by the team batting first.”18:55 hrs IST
Toss stats in Dubai
So far, teams batting first have had a perfect win record at Dubai this season. What should the captains Steve Smith and Dinesh Karthik choose after winning the toss?18:52 hrs IST
BREAKING NEWS: No England Test contract for Jonny Bairstow
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny Bairstow has not been given a Test contract by England and Wales Cricket Board, as they look towards the future. It shows that Bairstow is not in England’s Test plans.18:50 hrs IST
How many runs will Rahul Tewatia score?
Rahul Tewatia has become a household name after his blitzkrieg against Kings XI Punjab. How many runs will he score today?18:45 hrs IST
Jos Buttler key for Rajasthan Royals
Jos Buttler’s record as an opener for Rajasthan Royals is tremendous. He has played 15 game so far, and has scored 743 runs in which he has scored 8 fifies at an average of 57.2.18:40 hrs IST
RR players this season
Smith this season: 2 games, 119 runs, Strike Rate 161.
Archer this season: 11 balls, 40 runs, 6 sixes18:33 hrs IST
Simon Doull’s big statement on Shubman Gill
“It was a perfect score for Shubman to get into this tournament. He didn’t score much in the first match. He needed a score to get started and when you are chasing only 143, you could play your natural game. It will hold him in good stead moving forward. In the match against SRH, he timed the innings superbly. He needed to be there and show the maturity that he can bat through and win for his team,” Doull said during an interview with Cricbuzz.
“I think Eoin Morgan had the best ally on the other end in Shubman. So, the experience and calm nature of Morgan was supported well by the youthful exuberance of Shubman. He kept his head in place and I think it was a very very fine innings,” he added.18:26 hrs IST
Will Kamlesh Nagarkoti shine for KKR?
Kamlesh Nagarkoti got off to a fantastic start for KKR in the previous game. Can he go on to have another good match against RR? Here is a clip of his training session:
18:25 hrs IST
To bat or bowl - Toss prediction
All the matches in Dubai have seen high scoring contests, and two of the matches have spread to Super Overs. The teams winning the toss will likely bowl first.18:15 hrs IST
Jofra Archer vs Andre Russell
Jofra Archer and Andre Russell are quite similar in their style of play. Both are strong fast bowlers, and have the ability to hit massive sixes lower down the order. Who will shine in this match?18:08 hrs IST
Are you ready? RR vs KKR, IPL 2020 LIVE!
This will be an interesting contest in store for fans. Here is some interesting information on both the captains:
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RR vs KKR: IPL 2020 - Nuggets
* 10: RR have lost 10 matches against RR only against CSK they have lost more matches.
• 100: runs David Miller needs to complete 7000 T20 runs.
• 88: Morgan is 88 runs away from reaching 1000 runs in IPL.
• 2: more wickets Ankit Rajpoot needs to complete 100 wickets in T20s.
• 6: more wickets Andrew Tye needs to reach 200 T20 wickets
• 2: Pat Cummins is 2 wickets away from completing 100 wickets in T20s.
• 3: Lockie Ferguson is 3 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20s.
• 3: Eoin Morgan is 3 sixes away from completing 300 sixes in T20s.
o He will become the 1st English cricketer to achieve this feat.
• 4: Morgan needs 4 fours to reaching 500 fours in T20s.
• 4: Andre Russell is 4 wickets away from completing 300 wickets in T20s.
• 4: Sandeep Warrier is 4 wickets away from 50 wickets in T20s.
• 16: Kuldeep has taken 6 wickets against RR at an average of 16
o This is his best average against a current IPL team.
• 56: Unadkat has an average of 56 against KKR, only against CSK he has a worse average.
• 67.5: Smith has scored 135 runs in his last 4 innings against KKR at an average of 67.5.
• 47: Morgan’s average against RR, his most against any IPL team.
• 35.33: Narine’s bowling avg against RR, among current IPL teams only against SRH Narine has a worse
• 48: Jofra Archer’s strike rate, worst in the IPL so far17:57 hrs IST
For Rahul Tewatia, the Rajasthan Royals are a supportive family
Tewatia’s success is good for the Royals, and shows that he could answer some of their team combination questions. But the Royals’ success with Tewatia might be the more valuable outcome, writes Snehal Pradhan. Read the column here17:50 hrs IST
Pat Cummins vs Steve Smith
Brad Hogg reckons that Pat Cummins will be too much for Steve Smith to tackle. Here is what the former Australia spinner said on his Youtube channel:
“KKR have won one and lost one. But the game that they lost, Pat Cummins had just come out of isolation, he did not have enough work under his belt. He was a little short and a little slow. But that second game, he found his pace and thus it is Pat Cummins against Steve Smith. I feel Pat Cummins will have too much pace, he will test Smith with the short ball and be successful and win the game for KKR,” Brad Hogg said on his YouTube channel.17:47 hrs IST
Eoin Morgan makes interesting points
“We need to improve on our previous game and execute our plans for Smith, Buttler, and Samson. Honestly, they are good players and we have to get them out,” www.kkr.in quoted Morgan as saying
“If they bat for 20 overs, particularly Buttler and Samson, we will lose the game. Smith is also in fine form. But hopefully, we can build on the last win and produce our first win in Dubai,” he added.
Do yu agree?17:41 hrs IST
Sanju Samson reveals advice he got from Virat Kohli
“When I was in gym with the Indian team, I met Virat bhai, I keep on asking him different things. “When he asked me how many years you are going to be play and I said 10, he told me that me ‘then give everything to these 10 years and you can have your favourite food from Kerala after that’. So I became really dedicated to give my best for the next 10-12 years,” Sanju Samson tells media.17:36 hrs IST
RR vs KKR Live Streaming: When and where to watch
Wondering where to watch RR vs KKR, IPL 2020 match Live? We got you covered. You can check out all the details on when and where to watch Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live on TV and Online: CLICK HERE17:32 hrs IST
IPL 2020 Live Score
RR vs KKR: Key player for KKR: The key player for Kolkata Knight Riders will have to be Shubman Gill. He showcased his talent in the previous game and now he needs to find consistency. He will enjoy batting against RR bowlers who are struggling, and Gill will look to get to a big total.17:26 hrs IST
Buttler did it!
Will Jos Buttler steal the show for Rajasthan Royals against Kolkata Knight Riders? Eoin Morgan believes that if Buttler and Samson bat for long, KKR are out of contest. Looking at this shot, it seems his assertion is right.
17:23 hrs IST
Key player for RR against KKR
The key player for Rajasthan Royals will definitely be Sanju Samson. He is an exceptional talent, in special form at the moment. He is the talk of the the town and this could be the battle of the wicketkeepers.17:18 hrs IST
Dubai special information
Both the Super Overs in IPL 2020 history have taken place in Dubai. So, both the teams will be careful going into the contest, to ensure they pick the right batting combination and bowling unit. Mess that up and the match will slip.17:16 hrs IST
Jaydev Unadkat’s form a worry for RR?
In the last two seasons, Unadkat has bowled at an economy of 9.65 and 10.66 respectively. Furthermore, he has conceded at an economy of 9 or more in 7 out of his last 8 innings (more than 1 over). Even in the 13th season of the IPL, Unadkat is the only RR bowler to go wicketless. He has conceded 74 runs in two matches at an economy of 10.57. His record against the Kolkata Knight Riders is also not great. Unadkat has an average of 56 against KKR. He also conceded 50 runs against KKR in the corresponding fixture last year. (READ MORE)17:10 hrs IST
KKR Predicted XI against RR
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI against Rajasthan Royals: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti17:08 hrs IST
RR vs KKR, IPL 2020 - HEAD TO HEAD STATS (IN DETAILS)
Matches won by RR: 10
Matches won by KKR: 10
Matched played in India: 18 (RR 8, KKR 9)
Matches played in UAE: 1 (RR 1, KKR 0)
RR average score against KKR: 150
KKR average score against RR: 145
Most runs for RR: 196 (Sanju Samson)
Most runs for KKR: 232 (Dinesh Karthik)
Most wickets for RR: 4 (Shreyas Gopal)
Most wickets for KKR: 9 (Sunil Narine)
Most catches for RR: 5 (Steve Smith)
Most catches for SRH: 3 (Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav and Shubman Gill)17:03 hrs IST
RR vs KKR, IPL 2020: Eoin Morgan speaks
Eoin Morgan speaks ahead of KKR’s IPL 2020 contest against RR: “They have a very experienced side. The challenge for us is to focus on our game. If we can improve from the last game, then that will allow us to execute strategies against Smith, Buttler and Samson to try and make inroads. The honest answer is they are good players and if they bat 20 overs then you are probably going to lose the game. Particularly Buttler and Samson. They’ve had some good success but they are missing Ben Stokes at the moment. Hopefully, we can build from the last game and get our first win in Dubai.” - Eoin Morgan to kkr.in16:59 hrs IST
RR Predicted XI against KKR
This is our Predicted XI for RR against KKR. Have your Dream XI teams sort out!
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Oshane Thomas, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Deepak Hooda16:55 hrs IST
Sanju Samson speaks ahead of IPL 2020, RR vs KKR match
Sanju Samson: “When you’re playing different opponents at different venues, you have to change your plans accordingly. We are playing in Dubai tomorrow where are bigger grounds, so you need to change the game plans accordingly. We have very smart guys in our team management and we are ready for the next game” - Sanju Samson in pre-match conference16:52 hrs IST
* There have already been two Super Overs between KKR and RR in IPL over the years. Will it be the third one tonight?
* Pat Cummins is 2 wickets short of reaching 100 T20 wickets.16:48 hrs IST
RR vs KKR - Head to Head
RR Won: 10
KKR Won: 1016:45 hrs IST
IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live
Hello and Welcome to our live blog on Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders. RR went on to script history in their previous game when they went on to chase down the total of 224 against Kings XI Punjab. This was the recored-breaking higjhest-succesful chase in IPL 2020 history. Now, RR are the team to beat - having won both their games so far emphatically. KKR had an average start but showcased their strength when they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in their second game quite convincingly. KKR will look to exploit RR bowling which is not looking the best at the moment.