The 32nd game of the Indian Premier League will see Kings XI Punjab take on Rajasthan Royals in the regular season on Tuesday.
Kings XI Punjab are in the 5th spot and have won four games as well as four losses. The team has two of the best opening batsman, but their middle order needs to pick itself up. In all honesty, the team has been a decent outfit so far, but they sometimes have lacked the killer instinct to win games. If they are unable to get their patchy form together, the hopes of making the playoffs are all but over.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals have won only two games in seven played and this has been a hard reflection from the roster who has genuine stardom in it. With players such as Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Butler and Ajinkya Rahane, this is not the classification the management would be looking for them. Sadly, that is the reality of this franchise and they are unlikely to make the semi-finals this season.
Venue – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh, India
Date & Time – 16th April | 8:00 PM IST
KXIP vs RR Dotball Team News
This pitch is one of the fastest in India, and with big grounds, it helps fast bowlers a lot more than conventional spinners.
The Squads –
Kings XI Punjab –
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Rajasthan Royals –
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner Ish Sodhi
Kings XI Punjab –Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (Wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan Royals –Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (Wk), Liam Livingstone, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtam / Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni
Key Players –
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle | KL Rahul | Ravichandran Ashwin
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Butler | Ajinkya Rahane | Jofra Archer
KXIP vs RR Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: L Rahul (KXIP, 10.5 Cr)
Batsman: C Gayle (KXIP, 10.5 Cr), D Miller (KXIP, 9 Cr), A Rahane (RR, 9 Cr), S Smith (RR, 9 Cr)
Bowlers: M Ashwin (KXIP, 8 Cr), J Archer (RR, 9 Cr), S Gopal (RR, 8.5 Cr), J Unadkat (RR, 8 Cr)
All Rounders: R Ashwin (KXIP, 8.5 Cr), B Stokes (RR, 9 Cr)
Captain: C Gayle (KXIP)
V-Captain: A Rahane (RR)