Mohali, April 16, Tuesday at 08:00 PM IST
As the Rivalry week is underway in Vivo IPL 2019, Tuesday’s fixture will witness Kings XI Punjab taking on Rajasthan Royals at Mohali in the night. This will be the second head to head clash of both the sides in this season. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
The hosts are sitting at the fifth spot with four wins and as many defeats in eight encounters. They have faced back to back defeats against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore and desperately need a win to return to winning ways.
Rajasthan Royals, on the opposite, are placed second from the bottom with just two wins in seven outings. The four wickets win over Mumbai Indians in the last encounter would have certainly boosted their confidence and let’s see if they manage to carry it forward against the hosts.
Kings XI Punjab registered a win in the previous encounter with Rajasthan Royals at their fortress in Sawai Man Singh Stadium and would be looking to do a double over Royals when they reload in Mohali tonight.
Total – 18
KXIP – 08
The wicket at Mohali has seen runs on offer for the batting side. Bowling here gets a bit difficult especially in the second innings due to dew factor. All the previous games have been high-scoring here, so another high-scoring contest is expected to take place. Chasing the target is quite easier here, so expect the toss winning side to opt to bowl here.
Matches won batting first – 23
Matches won bowling first – 30
Average 1st Inns scores – 164
Average 2nd Inns scores – 154
Highest total recorded – 240/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded – 67/10 (17.1 Ov) by DC vs KXIP
Highest score chased – 194/4 (18 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB
Lowest score defended – 106/6 (10 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB
Total – 06
Kings XI Punjab – 03
Rajasthan Royals – 03
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have elected to field first
RR wins the and elects to bowl first
Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer
Doubt: Liam Livingstone/Ben Stokes
Kings XI Punjab:
Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sam Curran
Doubt: Nicholas Pooran/D Miller
This KXIP vs RR Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 & 2: Bet on the less chosen
71 % of people have picked KL Rahul as their wicketkeeper while only 27% of people have shown interest in Sanju Samson
C Gayle and J Buttler are the most favourites batters- more than 90%
M Agarwal and A Rahane have been picked equally
Jofra Archer and M Shami are the most picked bowlers
As per the head to head stats of both the teams in Mohali, the contest looks evenly poised. In six encounters so far, three have been won by the home side while three have been won by the visiting side. So, while the hosts have the home advantage by their side, Rajasthan Royals will be playing on the back of a win secured against Mumbai Indians.
THIS KXIP VS RR DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.