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Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, Indian Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

226/6 in 19.3

11.59 Star

223/2 in 20.0

11.15
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Rajasthan Royals

vs

Kings XI Punjab odds

RR- 1.86
KXIP- 1.86

Toss Winner - Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bowl first

Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets

CAN THE KINGS TAME THE ROYALS IN THE BATTLE OF BATTING HEAVYWEIGHTS

  • KXIP has 2 points from 2 matches while RR has 2 points from their only match so far.
  • KL Rahul (132 runs) hit the first century of this year`s IPL in the last game against RCB.
  • RR has an 11-9 lead in the head-to-head win-loss ratio in the IPL.    

KINGS XI PUNJAB will win the match!

Tournament: Indian Premier League 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Toss: To Bat

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Name
DC
KXIP
MI
RR
KKR
CSK
RCB
SRH
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
4
1.1
2
1
1
0
0
2
2.425
2
1
1
0
0
2
0.993
1
1
0
0
0
2
0.8
2
1
1
0
0
2
-0.77
3
1
2
0
0
2
-0.84
2
1
1
0
0
2
-2.175
2
0
2
0
0
0
-0.73

IPL has been a huge success among the fans this year getting record viewership across the globe. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals face off in this match. Both Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals scored massive 200+ runs in their last match and won comfortably. Both teams will look to continue their winning momentum and get some crucial points on the table as early as possible. Rajasthan Royals played their first match on this pitch and will have a good understanding of the conditions than the Kings XI Punjab. We can expect a cracking contest between two of the quality T20 sides with a lot of exciting players.

Rajasthan Royals Preview

Rajasthan Royals posted a massive total of 216 runs on board last match. Sanju Samson (74 runs) and Steve Smith were the top run scorers for the team and shared a massive 121-run partnership in the middle. Jos Buttler is expected to return to the playing XI in this match and David Miller might make way for him.

Rahul Tewatia was the surprise package with the ball as he picked up 3 crucial wickets in the middle overs. Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, and Jofra Archer picked up a wicket apiece and kept the opposition run rate in the chase.

Top players to bet on:

Sanju Samson – Samson scored 74 runs off just 32 balls with 9 sixes and a lone boundary last night. He was very severe on the spinners lofting them for sixes at will. He is in excellent touch and we expect him to make a big score in this match too.

Jofra Archer – Jofra Archer had an all-round excellent performance scoring 27 runs off 8 balls with 4 sixes in last over and came back to bowl a superb spell of 4-0-26-1 to restrict the opposition batsmen.

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat

Rajasthan Royals Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Samson
74
32
1
9
231.25
S Smith
69
47
4
4
146.81
J Archer
27
8
0
4
337.5
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
R Tewatia
4.0
0
37
3
9.25
J Archer
4.0
0
26
1
6.5
S Gopal
4.0
0
38
1
9.5

Rajasthan Royals Actual Playing XI:

AS Rajpoot, Steven Smith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, RV Uthappa, R Tewatia, S Gopal, Tom Curran, Riyan Parag

Kings XI Punjab Preview

Kings XI Punjab scored 206 runs powered by Skipper KL Rahul`s massive 132 runs. Mayank Agarwal (26 runs), Nicholas Pooran (17 runs), and Karun Nair (15* runs) played little cameos to build a 50+ partnerships with KL Rahul in the middle.

Punjab added two leg-spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin and both picked up 3 wickets each in the match. Earlier Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cotrell reduced the opposition top order to 4/3 inside 3 overs. Glenn Maxwell an Jimmy Neesham shared the fifth bowling option`s quota of overs.

Top players to bet on:

Kl Rahul – KL Rahul was unstoppable last night and played a perfect t20 innings by first building a platform and then charging in the later part of the innings. He sky-rocketed from 90 off 60 balls to 132 runs of 69 balls in no time.

Ravi Bishnoi – The young leggie was impressive with the ball in both the matches played so far. He picked up 4 wickets in two matches at an economy rate less than 6 RPO so far.

Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing XI:

Lokesh Rahul (C & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

Kings XI Punjab Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
L Rahul
132
69
14
7
191.3
M Agarwal
26
20
4
0
130
N Pooran
17
18
1
0
94.44
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
R Bishnoi
4.0
0
32
3
8
M Ashwin
3.0
0
21
3
7
S Cottrell
3.0
0
17
2
5.67

Kings XI Punjab Actual Playing XI:

Sarfaraz Khan, Karun Nair, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Glenn Maxwell, Murugan Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, James Neesham

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
29
0 mm.
1.02 k/h
From: NNE
0%
03h
29
0 mm.
2.08 k/h
From: SE
0%
06h
34
0 mm.
0.88 k/h
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0%
09h
35
0 mm.
5.2 k/h
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12h
34
0 mm.
5.35 k/h
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0%
15h
31
0 mm.
4.05 k/h
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0%
18h
30
0 mm.
1.25 k/h
From: NNE
0%
21h
29
0 mm.
1.46 k/h
From: SE
0%

Weather Conditions

Sharjah is expected to have hot and humid weather with dew expected in the second half of the match. We expect the match to go ahead with no interruptions.  

Venue Details

Sharjah is a batting friendly pitch where we can expect high scores in the range of 200+ runs with shorter boundaries. Bowlers need to operate smartly to restrict the batsmen on this pitch. Both teams scored 200 runs in the last match played here.

Toss: To Bat

Teams have opted to bowl first after winning the toss in all the matches so far but chasing teams have won just one out of the 7 mattes played. We expect the trend to change and expect the captains to bat first if they win the toss.    

Kings XI Punjab has an excellent batting line-up with the likes of Rahul and Mayank at the top followed by Maxwell, Pooran, Karun Nair and Jimmy Neesham. Rajasthan Royals rely heavily on the top-4 that includes Buttler, Smith, and Samson and middle order looks a little weak on paper.  Punjab pacers have been right on the money in both their matches and their spinners are complementing them perfectly.   Rajasthan bowlers taken to cleaners barring Archer and Tewatia last night. We expect Kings Xi Punjab to win this match owing to their balanced playing XI and team combination.

KINGS XI PUNJAB will win the match!

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