Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will clash in their final league match of IPL 2020 and what is a must-win game for them as well. Both the teams have to play out of their skins to remain in the mix for a berth in the playoffs. Dubai will host the encounter as it promises to be a high-voltage clash, battling for a knockout spot.
Kolkata Knight Riders suffered two back to back losses against Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab due to their batsmen’s inconsistencies. If Nitish Rana was the lone man standing against the Super Kings, Shubman Gill was against Kings XI Punjab as the other batters failed to kick on at the same rate. Their bowlers have also proved ineffective at crucial junctures; hence, Eoin Morgan’s men need a certain victory to lift them to the playoffs.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have turned things around quite well so far and have cracked the code to chase mammoth totals, doing so in their last two fixtures. The Royals’ bowling line-up remains a concern as none of the bowlers apart from Jofra Archer seems threatening consistently enough. Hence, a lot depends on their batting line-up to get them over the line and helping to stay alive.
IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: Match Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders, who beat the Royals comprehensively earlier in the season, will start as favourites due to the depth, quality, and variety in their line-up across facets. Rajasthan Royals undoubtedly play with plenty of heart; however, could fall flat against the potency of the Knight Riders. Moreover, the inaugural IPL champions have not had the best of the times in IPL 2020 in Dubai.