The first controversy of IPL 2019? Ashwin run-outs Buttler in mankad style. The air hasn’t settled yet and here we are back again completing the circle.
A win against a strong Mumbai Indians will have given Rajasthan the much need impetus and now riding on confidence they take on Punjab.
R Ashwin’s team meanwhile has seen a lots of ups and down thanks to their inconsistent show. More than anything else, the management will want their players to put a combined effort, a task that looks highly daunting for now.
More than the pitch, the outfield of Mohali has made news. The dew is sure to make an impact and batting first might hold the key to the game.
Seven matches in Indian Premier League season 12 and Rajasthan still bank on Jos Buttler’s genius. The middle order is a worry and the pace department needs some more solidarity.
KL Rahul and Gayle make things easier for Punjab but they are still searching for a perfect middle-order.
Shami has seen a roller coaster ride and the overseas pace bowler slot is nothing less than a musical chair.
With eight wickets in seven games, S Gopal has remained in the shadows in IPL season 12. Bur he maintains an impressive economy rate of 6.41 and his every wicket has costed just 19.25.
He might be a crucial bowler for Rajasthan given Punjab’s explosive batting line-up.
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With two fifties in the last two games, Chris Gayle has once again stolen the limelight. The Universal Boss is the third highest run-scorer in IPL 2019 and his strike rate of 157.07 is only second to Andre Russell’s 213.69 in this season’s IPL.
With Rajasthan lacking pace in their bowling department, Gayle can launch another big innings on April 16.