RR vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction: When the match was played at Sharjah last time, a total of 33 sixes were hit by the teams. And one of those teams Rajasthan Royals will go head to head against Kings XI Punjab at the same venue today. We can expect a run-feast again with plenty of quality batsmen on both the sides. We will preview RR vs KXIP Dream11 contest.
Rajasthan Royals began their campaign on a positive note with a win over Chennai Super kings here. Batting first, youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal went early but Sanju Samson (74) and Steve Smith (69) put on a power-hitting masterclass. A total of 13 sixes were hit between them but they faced a mini-collapse once both got out. In the last over, Jofra Archer took Lungi Ngidi for 4 sixes as RR posted 216 on the board. In reply, Rahul Tewatia was the most impressive bowler with 3 wickets while Jofra Archer proved to be the most economical. In the end, CSK fell short by 16 runs but they were never in the game realistically.
Kings XI Punjab are coming off from a similar batting performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai. KL Rahul played an innings of his lifetime with an unbeaten 132 runs from just 69 balls. This innings included 7 sixes and 14 fours. Some of the shots that he played were right from the top drawer as bowlers felt helpless. KXIP put on 206 runs with some contributions from the other end. In reply, bowlers didn’t concede even an inch to RCB to come back into the match. After the early breakthroughs from Mohammad Shami and Sheldon Cottrell, leg-spinners ran riot to bundle out RCB for just 109 runs. Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin scalped 3 wickets each.
Historically, the competition between these two teams has always remained neck and neck. Rajasthan Royals have won 10 matches while 9 matches have gone KXIP’s way in 19 clashes between them. However in last 5 matches, Kings XI Punjab have been successful to reverse the results with 4 victories over RR. Both the teams have already played a high-scoring match at the same venue in 2014 when Kings XI Punjab had chased down 191 against Rajasthan Royals with the help of Glenn Maxwell’s heroics.
Similar to the last match, a battle of sixes is expected today at Sharjah. Both the teams have plenty of power in their ranks that can cause mayhem in these conditions. The pitch will remain flat with significant short boundaries on one side of the ground. As the dew is expected later on, it will still be a better idea to chase down a total at this venue.
Fixture name: Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab, Match 9, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 27th September 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Rajasthan Royals: 01, Kings XI Punjab: 04, Tie: 00
Rajasthan Royals: WLNWW
Kings XI Punjab: WLWLL
Rajasthan Royals (216/7, 20 Overs) beat Chennai Super Kings (200/6, 20 Overs) by 16 runs, 22nd September 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and RR Vs KXIP Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
WK: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, KL Rahul
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell
As per our Today Match Prediction, Kings XI Punjab are slight favourites to register a win today against Rajasthan Royals. But Rajasthan Royals are having an experience of playing here while Kings XI Punjab will play for the first time at Sharjah. Match-winners are in abundance on both sides which should make this one a cracking contest.