Jofra Archer | IPL 2019 |
Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals celebrates win during match 43 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals held at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on the 25th April 2019 Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) will host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International cricket stadium on Wednesday. Rajasthan Royals will be high on confidence after a thrilling win against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their previous encounter. KKR also registered a victory in their previous game.

Both opponents will be wary of their strength and weaknesses. While Jos Buttler returned to the side and added fire-power, he will look to get a hit for the side. The Rajasthan franchise will be banking on young talents like Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia after their prolific run in the previous game. The Steve Smith-led side will also expect Jofra Archer to pick up early wickets for the side.

KKR, on the other hand, will expect Shubman Gill to get off to a good start. Sunil Narine has not fired for KKR and the franchise might look to replace him with young England opener Tom Banton. KKR will also hope Andre Russell to return to his natural game and play match-winning knock for his side.

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IPL 2020 Match 12: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Weather Forecast

The major concerns playing in the UAE will be heat. RCB star AB de Villiers had pointed out that he has never played under such scorching heat and thus it can be a concern for him.

The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 48 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.

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Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball.

Duabi weather (Courtesy: Weather.com)
Duabi weather (Courtesy: Weather.com)