RR vs KXIP IPL 2020

RR vs KXIP IPL 2020

After having a comprehensive win their previous encounters, both Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab would like to continue their good form. Both the teams scored 200+ in their previous encounters and their batsman look in good nick. Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will go up against each other in the ninth game of IPL 2020.

Match Details

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

Date: 27th September 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

RR vs KXIP IPL 2020

What To Expect:

This is the best batting track among all the three venues which are being used for this tournament. It is a flat wicket and Sharjah is a small ground which means we can expect one more run-fest on Sunday. Bowlers might look at places to hide as six-hitting is pretty easy at this ground.

The pitch conditions and the ground size will favour them as well. Thus, it promises to be a great contest. Having said that, on a flat wicket, the team with the better bowling line-up tends to win the game, so the bowlers will be as
important as the batsmen.

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler is now available for RR and is all set to play his first game in IPL 2020. This comes as good news for all the RR fans as he has been their best batsman in the last 2 seasons. He might come in for Tom Curran, who was expensive with the bowl and failed to make an impact with the bat.

RR vs KXIP IPL 2020

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Jos Buttler(WK), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith(C), Sanju Samson, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Karthik Tyagi/Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat.

Kings XI Punjab:

Nicholas Pooran hasn’t fired in the middle-order and there have been questions asked about Chris Gayle so there is always a possibility that Gayle might be picked at some point of time. A Small ground with a flat wicket might just be the right setting for Chris Gayle to make an impact. If they went to get in Gayle, they will have to leave out Nicholas Pooran. Barring this, KXIP wouldn’t want to change a winning side.

RR vs KXIP IPL 2020

Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing XI:

KL Rahul (C and WK), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran/Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.

By Arvind Krishnan

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