The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 54th match on 1st November when Kolkata Knight Riders will face Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR failed to defend their total of 172 against CSK last Thursday. Although Nitish Rana shined in batting with a remarkable 87, both Ferguson and Nagarkoti’s costly spells saw CSK reaching their target by 6 wickets, despite Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarti’s low economy rate effort and double scalps from the latter.
Full Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik (wk), Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth.
RR capitalised against KXIP on Friday thanks to superb batting performance in chasing down the target of 186, as their bowlers landed not-so-effective figures except for Archer and Tewatia. Along with two wickets, Stokes also landed a blistering 26-ball-50 along with Samson’s 48-off-25 with some hits from Smith and Buttler that earned them a much-needed victory in the 18th over.
Full Squad: Steve Smith (c), Jofra Archer, David Miller, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Anuj Rawat, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Waging odds: Kolkata Knight Riders (1.83) vs Rajasthan Royals (1.90)
Kolkata Knight Riders are the favourites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
Rajasthan Royals are priced at 1.90 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹190 if they come out as winners.
In their previous faceoff in the current IPL, KKR won by 37 runs. Currently, both teams are at 12 points and a win is vital for each of them to possibly enter into the playoffs and a tough fight is expected from both of them.
It will be a victory for Kolkata Knight Riders.