As the playoff race gets stuck in ‘Agar Magar’, the Rajasthan Royals are set to retain their hopes by beating Kolkata Knight Riders today, keeping the rhythm of victory. With the last league match won, the Royals will have to pray for the second result to be in their favor. They also have to keep their net runrate better. Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and decided to bowl first.
IPL 2020 KKR vs RR: clash in Kolkata and Rajasthan, see the scorecard of the match here
Team 50 runs complete, playoff finish
Kolkata’s 50 runs have been completed. KKR’s first wicket fell in the first over, but after that Shubman Gill hit the bowlers hard. Gill played big shots without pressure. The team’s 50 runs were completed in the 6th over itself.
Fourth over expensive
Shreyas Gopal brought the fourth over for Rajasthan. In this over, KKR batsmen scored 17 runs. 4 fours in Gopal’s over.
First four innings
Varun Aaron brought the second over from Rajasthan. Shubman Gill hit a four off Aaron’s third ball. Gill likes short pitch balls and plays better shots. The first four innings came off Gill’s bat.
Rajasthan’s innings started, wicket
Rajasthan’s innings has started. Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi came to the ground to start the innings. Jofra Archer came from Rajasthan for the first over and drove Nitish Rana to the third ball. Nitish Rana could not even open his account.
Rajasthan won the toss
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and decided to bowl first. Dew is now falling in the ground. The dew makes it difficult to bowl. So most captains are deciding to bowl first after winning the toss. Today’s match is very important, it is a do or die situation for both teams.
Math of points table
Royals star all-rounder Ben Stokes has returned to form who scored a half-century against Punjab on Friday, taking two wickets. Prior to that, he had not scored a century against Mumbai Indians. For KKR, the road to the playoffs is the most difficult as its run-up is worse than all the teams. If they beat the Royals and no other team can reach 14 points then only they will qualify.
Expected Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Steve Smith (captain), Jose Butler, Ryan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Joffra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Karthik Tyagi.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubhaman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Naren, Rinku Singh, Eoin Margan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty.
Head to head
Total Matches 22
RR won 10
KKR won 11
Batting: RR- Sanju Samson (13 matches, 374 runs), KKR – Shubhaman Gill (13 matches, 404 runs)
Bolling: RR- Jofra Archer (13 matches, 19 wickets), KKR – Varun Chakraborty (12 matches, 15 wickets)