Rajasthan Royals to play against Kolkata Knight Riders in 12th match of IPL 2020 (pic source: IPLT20 instagram)

Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals will lock horns against two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders in match 12 of the 13th edition of the tournament. The two teams will square off at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on September 30 (Wednesday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.

Both the teams are coming to this game after winning their last respective games. Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab in one of the best run-chases in the history of the tournament where Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia emerged as the stars. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders won their previous game comprehensively against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Both the teams are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI and take the field with their last game’s winning combination. But it would be interesting to see if Yashasvi Jaiswal plays a game for RR after getting dropped in the second match.

RR vs KKR: Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 21

RR won: 10

KKR won: 10

No Result: 1

RR vs KKR: Possible XIs

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Steven Smith (Captain), Sanju Samson (Wicket-Keeper), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (Captain and Wicket-Keeper), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi

RR vs KKR: Players to watch out for

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia

Kolkata Knight Riders:  Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell

RR vs KKR: Match Prediction

Both the teams are amongst the most balanced sides of this tournament. But looking at the way RR won their last game, the momentum will be in their favour. As a result, Steve Smith and co. will start as favourites to win their third consecutive match of this season.

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