The fourth match of the cricketing bonanza that is the IPL will see a game being played between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in the regular season on Monday.
Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the IPL in the first edition and have been trying to emulate the same level of success since then. The team has had some problems in terms of its credibility and only recently made their comeback after a two-year hiatus. They will be looking to prove that this time out, they have the best roster, and with Steve Smith, a man who is on a mission to prove that he is still one of the best batsmen in the world.
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab were the second last placed side in IPL last year, but only narrowly missed out on the playoffs. They do have some solid players, and it has been bowling which has let the team down. The management has made some moves in the auction to address that problem, and it is expected that this franchise will be having a better campaign.
Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India
Date & Time – 25th March | 08:00 PM IST
⦁ Kings XI Punjab will be without Andrew Tye as he is on national duty for Australia.
⦁ Rajasthan Royals too will be missing out on Ashton Turner for the aforementioned reason.
THE SQUADS –
Rajasthan Royals –
Ajinkya Rahane (c)
Kings XI Punjab –
Ravichandran Ashwin (c)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Rajasthan Royals – Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron
Kings XI Punjab – Nicholas Pooran (WK), C Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Varun Chakravarthy, Ankit Rajpoot
RR vs KXIP Dotball FANTASY TEAM
Key Players –
Rajasthan Royals – Ajinkya Rahane | Steve Smith | Ben Stokes
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle | KL Rahul
⦁ Ajinkya Rahane will be playing for a spot in the Indian national team and has to perform really well this season.
⦁ Steve Smith is coming off a year ban on him and this is his chance of redemption.
⦁ Chris Gayle is the most dangerous batsman in the world and he will be looking to prove the same here.
⦁ KL Rahul has had a lot of controversies surround him in recent months and has to silence his critics.
Captain: S Smith (RR)
V Captain: C Gayle (KXIP)