Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab again face each other for the second time for the 40th match of IPL 2018. In their first encounter at Indore yesterday, Kings XI Punjab turned out to be the winner by 6 wickets. Mujeeb ur Rahman and KL Rahul were the main reasons for Punjab’s win.
This time it will be Rajasthan’s home ground, Sawai Man Singh Stadium. It will be interesting to watch if Punjab succeeds in repeating the result or not! So, let’s have a look at the key players –
For KXIP, the key batters will be C Gayle and KL Rahul. Both will be crucial for putting runs on the scoreboard. KL Rahul ( 54-balls 84* )played a match-winning innings against RR while Karun Nair coming down the order also played handy innings.
In bowling, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot will be crucial. Mujeeb took 3 wickets with an economy of 6.75 while A Tye took 2 wickets in the last game. Axar Patel and R Ashwin also contributed well.
For RR, the key batters will be Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson Jos Buttler (51of 39 balls) was the top contributor with the bat for Rajasthan in the last match. Apart from them, D Arcy Short, K Gowtham, and Ben Stokes can also make a difference.
In bowling, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Ben Stokes, and Jaydev Unadkat will be crucial. Although Jofra was a bit expensive in the last game, he will be the key bowler for RR.
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