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RR vs KXIP Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 Match 9

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 9

Date & Time: 27 September, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE

RR vs KXIP: Who will win?

IPL is back in Sharjah and this time it will host the high voltage clash between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. With short boundaries and batting-friendly wickets, the match is expected to be a high scoring encounter like the last RR vs CSK match held here. Both teams have enough fire-power to take advantage of the conditions at stake, but a better bowling line-up is expected to shift the advantage in favour of the KXIP very slightly. That being said, it is risky to bet for today’s match as it is expected to be a close match. But if you are still interested to go for IPL betting, place your money on KXIP.

Strength

Rajasthan Royals:

  • RR has a well-settled top order with enough firepower and stability. All their players in top-4 are not one-dimensional players and can play according to the conditions.
  • Jos Buttler will be back in action tonight. He provides a major boost to the already in-form batting unit.
  • In Jofra Archer, they have one of the best death bowlers in T20 cricket.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • In form top order. Both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in splendid form.
  • In-form bowling unit. All of their bowlers are in terrific form. Mohammad Shami and young Bishnoi are almost unplayable in this tournament so far.

Weakness

Rajasthan Royals:

  • Weak lower middle order. In the absence of Stokes, they don’t have a good enough replacement for that position. (As per ‘reports' RR are likely to retain the opening combo of the last match and hence Jos Buttler may play as a finisher in this match. In that case, this issue is sorted out).
  • Apart from Jofra Archer and Tewatia none of their bowlers have step up to the mark in the last match.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Weak middle order. If either of Mayank or Rahul don’t fire, they are in very serious trouble. They would need timely support from Maxwell and Sarfaraz.

Win Prediction

  • RR- 48%
  • KXIP- 52%

Betting Odds

Bet365: RR- 1.90, KXIP- 1.90
Betway: RR-1.85, KXIP- 1.90

Kings XI Punjab to win this match

Photo: BCCI
  1. Both teams have a good team on paper and are in terrific form. And hence this will be one of the most closely contested matches of IPL 2020.
  2. KXIP has a better bowling unit than RR and hence for that reason, they are expected to edge over RR, as per today match prediction.
  3. Captain KL Rahul was brilliant with his field placements and bowling changes. Not to mention his incredible form with the bat. If he can carry on that momentum in this match, then they’ll be hard to beat.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 19
  • RR – 10
  • KXIP- 09

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • RR- 0
  • KXIP- 1

RR VS KXIP MATCH PREDICTION

Photo: Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson almost pulled off a desert storm innings in the last match played in Sharjah. He along with captain Steve Smith took RR to a 200+ score against an experienced CSK side. With the conditions expected to remain the same, a similar high-scoring encounter is expected between RR and KXIP. Both teams are coming off a win and hence not many changes are expected in the playing eleven. As for Rajasthan Royals, their batting will be boosted with the presence of Jos Buttler who will join the team for this match after finishing the mandatory quarantine. David Miller who got run-out in the first match is expected to make way for him. Then comes the most important question. Where will Buttler bat? Will the management stick with the winning formula and shift Buttler to the middle order as a potential finisher?  Or will he get back his opening spot? Even though there are reports of Buttler batting down the order, it’s hard to believe this considering his records for RR while opening the batting.

KXIP have fewer problems to worry about. Their bowling was top class in the last match and no changes are expected in that front. Their main problem is their middle order. With Pooran failing for the second time, and short boundaries at stake, this may prompt the management to bring in the Universe Boss Chris Gayle to the playing eleven. Yes, the chances of Universe Boss making his IPL 2020 debut in Sharjah are quite high. If that’s the case we are in for a run-feast. We all know how he announces his arrival after being left out. Get ready for a Gayle Storm!

RR Playing 11: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat

KXIP Playing 11: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi

Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. KL Rahul is in the form of his life. Never leave him out of your fantasy teams. If you are in for online cricket betting, then bet on him to score the maximum runs.
  2. Chris Gayle has a splendid record against leg-spinners. With short boundaries and too many leg-spinners lined-up in RR, this match would be a cake-walk for the Universe Boss.
  3. Jos Buttler is coming back to the eleven. He has a good record while opening the batting. He should be your ideal captain or vice-captain choice for this match.
  4. Mohamad Shami and young Ravi Bishnoi are in terrific form. They hold the chances for KXIP in this match. Trust them to give you enough fantasy points.

RR vs KXIP Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Unlike the rest of the two grounds, Sharjah has less covering of grass and with short boundaries, it provides zero support for the spinners. In one word, it is a graveyard for bowlers. With power-packed batting line-ups in both the sides, a high scoring encounter is expected. The straight boundaries are short and players who play straight down the ground like Sanju Samson and Chris Gayle are most likely to have a run-feast. That being said, as per Jofra Archer, the wickets will slow down in the latter half, and hence it is better to bat first in this wicket.

Predicted Score:

If Rajasthan Royals bat first: 180-190

If Kings XI Punjab bat first: 190-200

RR vs KXIP cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsmen

RR- Jos Buttler

After the mandatory quarantine period, Buttler will be back in action today. With short boundaries at stake, he is expected to announce his arrival in style.

KXIP- KL Rahul

This man needs no introduction. He is currently the best T20 batsman in the world. With favourable conditions at stake, he is expected to continue his good form.

Other Prominent options: Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle(if he plays)

Top Bowlers

RR- Jofra Archer

Sharjah is a graveyard for bowlers. But this man knows how to ball well in all conditions. trust him to take the most wickets for RR.

KXIP- Mohamad Shami

As evident from the last match played in Sharjah, anything bowled above the good length area is a great weapon for bowlers to succeed here. And one man who has a variety of bouncers up his sleeve is Mohammad Shami. As for RR vs KXIP cricket betting tips, he is expected to take the most wickets in this match.

Other Prominent options: Shreyas Gopal, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell

Most Sixes

RR- Jos Buttler

KXIP-KL Rahul/ Chris Gayle(if he plays)

Player of the Match

KL Rahul

Taking into account the Sharjah conditions,.the Player of the Match is most likely to be a batsman. And if that's the case it tough to look beyond the man in form KL Rahul. He is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match' category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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