Indian Premier League 2020: Rajasthan Royals vs. Kings XI Punjab, Match No. 9

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Both Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab scored 200+ runs in their last match and won the match against CSK & RCB comfortably. They will be high on confidence after a superb showing from their top order. Punjab has a slightly better bowling attack when compared to the Rajasthan Royals with both their spinners and pacers amongst wickets. We expect Kings XI Punjab to win this match. 

Score Prediction: Sharjah will be hugely in the favour of the batsmen and shorter boundaries will make the sail over the ropes. We expect yet another high scoring match in the range of 180-200 runs one more time. 

Toss Prediction: Chasing teams have won just one out of the 8 matches in IPL this season and we expect captains to bat first  as the pitch slows down as the match progresses.  

Predicted Playing XI

KINGS XI PUNJAB: KL Rahul (C & Wk), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Sarfraz Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi

RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Yashaswi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa

MATCH FACTS

  • RR scored 216/7 while KXIP scored 206/3 in their respective last matches and won the matches.
  • Kl Rahul scored a massive 132 runs off just 69 balls in their last match. 
  • Rajasthan Royals hit 17 sixes in their first match at this venue.

Players to Bet on:

KINGS XI PUNJAB

  1. KL Rahul – Rahul scored the first century of this season and looked in great touch despite a long break. We expect him to make yet another big score in this match too. 
  2. Mayank Agarwal – Agarwal looked good with the bat in both matches scoring 89 & 26 runs respectively. He will look to continue his purple patch with the bat in this match too.   
  3. Ravi Bishnoi – Bishnoi picked up 3 wickets in the last match and gave away just 32 runs in his 4 overs. He will be a big player in this match with a lot of right-handers in the top order of Rajasthan Royals.

RAJASTHAN ROYALS:

  1. Sanju Samson – Sanju Samson set the match on fire with his batting last night smashing 9 sixes and scoring 74 runs off just 32 balls. He is a quality player who will be tough to stop once he gets going.  
  2. Steve Smith – Smith played a vital hand scoring 69 runs with the bat and sharing a 100+ partnership with Samson.  We expect Smith to continue his good form in this match too. 
  3. Jofra Archer – Archer was the best bowler in the last match with figures of 4-0-26-1 & his 4 sixes in the last over made a huge difference in the match for the Rajasthan Royals. . 

DREAM XI Picks

Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul (KXIP), Sanju Samson (RR), Jos Buttler (RR)

Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal (KXIP), Sarfraz Khan (KXIP), Steve Smith (RR)

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell (KXIP), Rahul Tewatia (RR)

Bowlers: Jofra Archer (RR), Ravi Bishnoi (KXIP), Murugan Ashwin (KXIP)

Captain: KL Rahul (KXIP) or Sanju Samson (RR)

Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) or Jofra Archer (RR)

KXIP – Kings XI Punjab

RR – Rajasthan Royals

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Written 4 weeks ago

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