KINGS XI PUNJAB vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS Match Preview

KINGS XI PUNJAB vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS Match Preview :

Sheikh Zayed Stadium will host the Match 50 of IPL2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals on 30th October, Friday at 7:30pm.

Both the teams are returning to this fixture after registering wins to their sides, KXIP who were a little unstable at the beginning of the tournament bounced back to their form by securing 5 wins in a row against Royal Challenger Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Sun Risers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders with likes of KL Rahul the top run getters from their team, they stand at fourth position of the points table by gaining six wins from played 12 games and now it is in a position to seal a playoff spot.

On the other hand RR had even- odd games in this tournament with almost one win one loss format so far and stand in the penultimate place with gaining 5 wins against their name in the played 12 games in their previous match against MI, RR won by 8 wickets so after defeating the table topper team they will have morale boosting and come into this fixture with lots of confidence. It is must win game for Steve Smith’s unit as one loss can make the team vulnerable to be out of IPL2020.

Last time when the teams met in this season they had an impressive run-chase at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium so it will interesting to see who will have fortunes turned up to their side and go for playoffs.

KINGS XI PUNJAB :

Mayank Agarwal’s injury status and availability for the fixture is still uncertain if in case he returns for the fixture then he might take place of Deepak Hooda if not the players will hold the same places.

PROBABLE XI :

KL Rahul (Captain and Wicket keeper)

Mandeep Singh

Chris Gayle

Nicholas Pooran

Glenn Maxwell

Deepak Hooda/Mayank Agarwal

Chris Jordan

M Ashwin

Ravi Bishnoi

Arshdeep Singh

Mohammad Shami

RAJASTHAN ROYALS :

This team too isn’t expecting to changes its XI but if all they opt for a change it will be Jaydev Unadkat who would be brought back for Ankit Rajpoot.

PROBABLE XI :

Robin Uthappa

Ben Stokes

Steve Smith(Captain)

Sanju Samson(Wicket keeper)

Jos Buttler

Riyan Parag

Rahul Tewatia

Jofra Archer

Shreyas Gopal

Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat

Kartik Tyagi

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