Jaipur, March 25, Monday at 08:00 PM IST
Rajasthan Royals will start their IPL 2019 campaign on Monday when they welcome Kings XI Punjab at their fortress Sawai Man Singh Stadium for the fourth fixture. Both the sides are studded with enough firepower and would be looking to start the campaign on a high. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
Led by Ajinkya Rahane, Rajasthan Royals have been boosted by the return of Steve Smith. Smith missed the last edition along with David Warner following the Sand-Gate scandal and is all set for his return. Along with Smith, Rajasthan Royals have Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Jofra Archer in their ranks and it will be difficult for Kings XI Punjab to outplay Rajasthan at their home conditions.
Led by R Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab started extremely well in the last edition -securing 5 wins in 6 games- but failed to qualify for the playoffs. They would be hoping for a better run this season and will depend heavily on their opening pair – C Gayle and KL Rahul. They have also signed English all-rounder Sam Curran and Windies keeper batterNicholas Pooran as their new signings. They will be missing out the services of Andrew Tye in starting games and will rely upon M Shami, R Ashwin and M Ur Rahman in bowling section.
The Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur has a neutral surface that assists both batting and bowling. Traditionally, it used to provide help to seamers but in the last few games, the wicket has turned to be a neutral surface. Expect the toss winning side to bowl first as the chasing side has a more winning percentage at the venue.
Average 1st Inns scores – 156
Average 2nd Inns scores – 142
Highest total recorded – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest total recorded – 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest score chased – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR
Total – 17
Rajasthan Royals – 10
Kings XI Punjab – 07
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen – C Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh
All-rounder – Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Sam Curran
Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Varun Chakravarthy, Ankit Rajpoot
RR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane (C), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson
All-rounder –Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham
Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron
Kings XI Punjab –
Nicholas Pooran, Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Karun Nair, Harpreet Brar
Rajasthan Royals –
Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Oshane Thomas, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun
KXIP – KL Rahul | C Gayle | R Ashwin
RR- B Stokes | D Kulkarni | S Samson
RR wins the toss and elects to bowl first
RR – overseas- Jos Buttler, J Archer, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes
KXIP – overseas – N Pooran, C Gayle, Mujeeb and Sam Curran
Kings XI Punjab XI: C Gayle, L Rahul, M Agarwal, S Khan, N Pooran, M Singh, S Curran, R Ashwin, M Shami, M Ur Rahman, A Rajpoot
Rajasthan Royals XI: A Rahane, J Buttler, S Smith, B Stokes, S Samson, K Gowtham, S Gopal, R Tripathi, J Archer, J Unadkat, D Kulkarni
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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