KXIP vs RR Match Prediction: It’s been more than three weeks when Ravi Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler in the fourth match of the tournament. Kings XI Punjab eventually won that match as RR will be eking to make give a fitting reply of the defeat.
The battle between Ravi Ashwin and Jos Buttler would be one to watch out for as the English wicket-keeper would be wary of not leaving the crease too early this time around.
The openers from both the teams are in fine touch. Looking at the pitch and the size of the ground, a lot will depend on how both the team start in the power play overs. Having been selected in the World Cup squad, KL Rahul would look to continue his fine form. Also, Chris Gayle to has been looked dangerous in the tournament. Therefore, for RR in order to win the game, they need to come up with a strategy to get the openers out early.
Though, both teams have bowling woes which they need to address ahead of the game on Tuesday. For Kings and Rajasthan, apart from Shami and Archer respectively, seamers from both the sides have proved expensive in the tournament.
Kings XI Key Players
Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are unarguably Kings’ biggest bets. The duo will look to give a solid start in the power play overs. Spinners such as R. Ashwin and M. Ashwin will also be expected to contribute significantly in the match, given the seamers aren’t at their best in the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals Key Players
Jos Buttler has been the leading run-scorer for Rajasthan Royals in the tournament. Apart from Buttler, much of the onus would also fall on skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Steven Smith for posting a par total on the board. Once again, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal will be their key bowlers in the match as they would look to add more wickets in their kitty ahead of the match on Tuesday.
Head to Head Record between Rajasthan Royals & Kings XI Punjab
- Total number of matches played between Kings XI Punjab & Rajasthan Royals- 18 matches
- Matches won by Kings XI Punjab – 8 matches
- Matches won by Rajasthan Royals- 10 matches
- Highest score by Kings XI Punjab (Overall) – 221runs
- Average score by Kings XI Punjab (Overall) – 161 runs
- Lowest score by Kings XI Punjab (Overall) – 124 runs
- Highest score by Rajasthan Royals (Overall) – 211runs
- Average score by Rajasthan Royals (Overall) – 166 runs
- Lowest score by Rajasthan Royals (Overall) – 112 runs
- Total number of matches played at IS Bindra stadium- 6 matches
- Matches won by Kings XI Punjab at IS Bindra stadium- 3 matches
- Matches won by Rajasthan Royals at IS Bindra stadium- 3 matches
Most Runs by a Player in a Head to Head Record between KXIP & RR
Ajinkya Rahane has scored the most number of runs (347 runs) in a head to head record between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.
Highest Score by a Player in a Head to Head record between KXIP & RR
Ajinkya Rahane has the highest score of 98* to his name in a head to head record between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals
Player to Take Most Wickets in a Head to Head record between KXIP & RR
Piyush Chawla has taken the most number of wickets (14 wickets) in a head to head record between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.
Best Bowling Figures by a Player in a Head to Head record between KXIP & RR
Kevon Cooper has the best bowling figures of 4/26 in a head to head record between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.
The pitch at the IS Bindra stadium, Mohali has a history of producing sporting wickets in the past with ample opportunities for every player. The ball skids on to the bat early part of the innings, but then as the game progresses it becomes conducive for batting and by the end of the innings, it transforms into a spinners paradise.
If we closely look at the last 4 matches played at the IS Bindra stadium, Kings XI Punjab has won only 2 of them, which clearly suggest that they are beatable at home.
Predicted Dream 11
- KL Rahul
- Joss Butler
- Chris Gayle (C)
- Steve Smith
- Rahul Tripathi
- Ben Stokes (VC)
- Sam Curran
- R. Ashwin
- Jofra Archer
- Shreyas Gopal
- Dhawal Kulkarni
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran,Moises Henriques, David Miller, Karun Nair, Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar
Rajasthan Royals – Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Steven Smith, Jos Buttler (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer,Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun
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