It will be a must-win affair for two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders against 2008 winners Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in Dubai on Sunday.
KKR suffered a big blow in their hopes for an IPL 2020 playoffs spot after a loss against Chennai Super Kings in their last match. They sit fifth on the points table, one spot below KXIP with a poorer net run-rate.
How can KKR qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs?
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan has to orchestrate a big win against Rajasthan Royals and hope that Kings XI Punjab lose at least one of their two remaining matches by a big margin to even out the run-rate.
KKR’s star all-rounder Andre Russell is still out injured and the balance of the team has been affected.
Dinesh Karthik and Shubman Gill have not found their scoring touch while Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson will have to produce a top bowling performance if KKR hope to make it through to the IPL 2020 playoffs. Watch KKR vs RR on live streaming.
Rajasthan Royals on the other hand have an outside chance of qualifying for the playoffs. Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson carried them to a big win over defending champions Mumbai Indians, which gave them some renewed hope.
RR are currently seventh on the table with 10 points and need to win their two remaining games to qualify for the playoffs. Skipper Steve Smith and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler are yet to fire consistently while Jofra Archer has been holding the bowling together with fiery performances.
KKR vs RR head-to-head
Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have played each other 22 times in the IPL with KKR winning 11 and RR 10, with one game being called off. KKR had beaten RR by 37 runs in their earlier encounter in IPL 2020.
When is the KKR vs RR match?
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals will be played on Sunday, November 1. The IPL 2020 match will start live at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Which TV channel will broadcast KKR vs RR live
IPL 2020 will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network in India. Fans can watch KKR vs RR on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD TV channels.
Live streaming of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals will be on Disney+ Hotstar.