Playing XI for both teams
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat

Captains at the toss
Steve Smith: Will have a bowl. That boundary’s big, certainly compared to Sharjah which was a postage stamp. Certainly have to adapt. Watched the Super Over the other day. Exciting to play on a different ground. Have played some good cricket. Boys in a good place. He was under the pump but just turned it around and had such belief in the end. Same team.
Dinesh Karthik: Okay with batting first. Looks similar to Abu Dhabi but it plays different. Sharjah is a completely different fish but these two are similar. The brand of cricket we played the other day was something I’m proud of. Same team.
Team news: Both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have gone in with the unchanged XI.
Toss news: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith wins toss, opts to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai.

Pitch Report: “We are back in Dubai and we have the same pitch that was used two nights ago with a day in between. Rolled in grass, very firm underneath and we know that batting was really starting to work here. It is hard for the bowlers. This particular ground, the spinners are really starting to take control. They have taken more wickets and bowled less than the quick bowlers. Biggest ground we have got. We have a great illustration of what happens in Sharjah that does not happen here. And that’s what brings the spinners in play. I am batting first here, yes two have gone to the Super Over but all five games have been won by the team batting first,” said Simon Doull and Michael Slater.
Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the crucial start. We are 30 minutes away from the start.

Match facts
– The head-to-head record between KKR and Rajasthan Royals is tied at 10-10.
– KKR and RR have played 2 Super Overs against one another with Royals emerging winners on both occasions.
– The last time KKR and RR played in the UAE, Royals beat Knights on boundary count after the Super Over also ended in a tie.

Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of Match 12 of IPL 2020 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai.


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