IPL 2020 RR vs KKR: Strengths & Weaknesses of Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2020 RR vs KKR: Steve Smith and Co will face off two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals strength will be their top-order as they click in both of their matches played so far in this season

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 30, 2020 10:58 IST
IPL 2020 RR vs KKR: Strengths & Weaknesses of Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals
RR vs KKR: Strengths and Weaknesses of RR

RR vs KKR IPL 2020 Strength & Weakness: Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals in their next encounter today at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Dinesh Karthik & Andre Russell starrer Kolkata Knight Riders have won their last match comprehensively by 7 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad. On the other hand, Steve Smith and their young exciting Indian players are doing a tremendous job in both games they played so far. The Jaipur-based franchise won both of the matches in a style as they crossed above 200 in both games. RR's young talented all-rounder Rahul Tewatia played a sublime knock as Rajasthan Royals chase down the highest total in IPL history. He smashes 53 (31) in which 5 sixes came in an over of West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell. Sanju Samson will be looking in great touch too. As due to the match prediction, Rajasthan Royals will be eyeing on their 3rd successive win while KKR will be hoping that this time they tick right in all dept. against Steve Smith and boys.

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Take a look at the Strengths and Weaknesses of RR:

IPL 2020 Strengths of Rajasthan Royals:

  • Elite top-order batsman:
Buttler with RR's skipper
Buttler with RR's skipper 

Rajasthan Royals has the top-quality batsmen in their lineup in the form of Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Steve Smith. Rajasthan Royals-led by their star Australian player Steve Smith, who is looking in great of forms for them. They also have an aggressive batting line up consists of players like - Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes etc. who can change the entire complication of the match towards RR no matter whats the situation. Samson and Buttler usually start the innings for Rajasthan Royals. Steve Smith cames at number three position. Their batting line up will play a significant role in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League(IPL 2020). However, up to now, RR batting line up has been great of forms as they crossed over 200 runs in both of the matches. With Ben Stokes Injured, more pressure is on their top-orders. 

IPL 2020 Weaknesses of RR: 

  • Weak All-rounder Department
Riyan Parag & Gopal
Riyan Parag & Gopal

All-rounders are an integral part of the shortest format of the game. They contributed with both bats as well as with the ball. When it comes to Rajasthan Royals, they have only two natural all-rounders like Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia in their squad and that too with little experience of playing at the big stage. In the 13th season of the Indian Premier League, the lack of good and experienced all-rounders haven't proved so costly for them till now but if they are looking for the playoffs, the side needs to tight their belt and perform well in the upcoming matches of this season of Dream11 IPL 2020. However, when Englishmen Ben Stokes came to their side, it would give them a plus point.

  • Inexperienced middle-order: 

Rajasthan Royals might have one of the best top-order in the tournament but when we are looking at the middle-order, the side feels some inexperience in their lineup. Apart from Robin Uthappa and their skipper himself, all other players are inexperienced. In those matches where RR top order fails to gets going, the pressure will be on middle-order batsman which sometimes they might not able to handle it properly. They would be too dependent on their top orders batsmen in the form of Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. Both Steve Smith and Samson looked solid in the first two matches but without support from the other end, they cannot do much. So, we can say that RR needs to overcome this weakness if they want to climb up in the points table.

IPL 2020 RR vs KKR Match details:

Match - 12

Venue - Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Day and Date - September 30, 2020 

Timing - 6 PM Local Time, 7:30 PM IST

Live Streaming (INDIA) - Disney+Hotstar

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