RR vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction: Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are ready to lock horns in Match 9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 13 in the high-scoring Sharjah on Sunday, 27th September. Both teams are coming in the match on the back of big wins, RR toppled last year’s finalists, Chennai Super Kings, while KXIP smashed Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. Another thing that was common in their wins were their top-order coming to party which led to a huge total. Coming to this match, Sharjah has hosted only one game so far and that game (CSK vs RR) recorder the highest aggregate runs in the match. Boundaries here are the shortest compared to the other two venues which means we are in for another run feast and a close contest considering that the two teams have met 19 times in the past and there is not much separating the two sides, as RR have won 10 and KXIP 9 of those contests. Here is our RR vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction.
Indian Premier League Season 13
Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
Date – Sunday, 27th September 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST); 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The pitch is good for batting and we saw in the CSK vs RR that the ball was coming on to the bat allowing the batsman to hit through the line. Both teams have some strong hitters, capable of clearing the ropes at any time, and expect a high total. The team batting first will be aiming for a 180+ total which should be a par score here.
Team News RR: Jos Buttler has returned to training! That’s the biggest news coming from the Royals’ camp. Whether he will replace David Miller, who got run-out without facing a ball, is another question altogether. Royals may allow him some more practice-time considering how good Steve Smith was opening the batting. So the England International may not be used in RR vs KXIP Dream11 Match Prediction here.
Team News KXIP: There are some rumours that are doing the circles that Chris Gayle may replace countryman Nicholas Pooran, who has failed in both innings, but that seems a bit far-fetched as playing Gayle would mean open with him and KXIP would not want to touch the opening duo of Rahul and Agarwal, who have been sensational.
RR vs KXIP Dream11 Playing 11
RR Playing 11 (Predicted)
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
2. Steve Smith (c)
3. Sanju Samson(wk)
4. Robin Uthappa
5. David Miller/Jos Buttler
6. Riyan Parag
7. Shreyas Gopal
8. Tom Curran
9. Rahul Tewatia
10. Jofra Archer
11. Jaydev Unadkat
KXIP Playing 11 (Predicted)
1. Lokesh Rahul (wk/c)
2. Mayank Agarwal
3. Karun Nair
4. Nicholas Pooran/ Chris Gayle
5. Glenn Maxwell
6. Sarfaraz Khan
7. James Neesham
8. Mohammed Shami
9. Murugan Ashwin
10. Sheldon Cottrell
11. Ravi Bishnoi
Sanju Samson: How can we ignore him as our captain’s choice considering what he did against CSK in the previous match. His 32-ball 74 was a treat to watch and showed how good this player he is. He hits the cleanest of Sixes and can destroy any bowling attack.
Batting: 2283 Runs
Strike Rate: 132
KL Rahul: The Bangalore-born Punjab captain and opener played one of the greatest knocks in IPL history. His 69-ball 132* was another reminder of the fact that he is one of the best white-ball batters we have in the country.
Batting: 2130 Runs
Strike Rate: 140
Steve Smith: Steve Smith surprised everyone when he came out to open against CSK and what a brilliant move it was! 69 runs from 47 ball included all the idiosyncrasies the Australian great brings to the table. Smith is a man who doesn’t fail and is the kind of player you should have to multiply your points.
Strike Rate: 129
Mayank Agarwal: KL Rahul may have won KXIP the match against RCB but it was Agarwal who set the tone with his incredible 89-run innings in their first match against DC where he was about to win the match single-handedly.
Batting: 1381 Runs
Strike Rate: 129
X-Factors, Differential Picks
Jofra Archer: The lanky fast-bowler was at his absolute best against CSK. Who can forget his 4 Sixes against Ngidi and he followed it up with figures of 1/26. He has the game to be a match-winner and imagine the kind of points he can earn for you!
Sheldon Cottrell: He may have gone unnoticed but the West Indian has had a very good start to his IPL career. From the first two matches, he has figures of 2/24 and 2/17. Dare you look past him as one of your bowlers. He is one of the best limited-overs bowlers in world cricket and should be in your RR vs KXIP Today Match Prediction Teams.
Yashasvi Jaiswal (Credits 8): He failed in the opening match going for a pull against Chahar but knowing Rajasthan he will get more chances. You should back on this youngster because he is a stroke-player, the kind who can make the most of field restriction in the first power-play.
Ravi Bishnoi (Credits 8): This young leggie has been oozing confidence from the first day. He played with Pant before getting him out in the first game and took 3/32 in the game against RCB.