RR vs KXIP Dream11 Team: The Match 9 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League 2020 will witness Kolkata Knights riders lock horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both teams look equally strong in the paper, and they are coming into this game after a win in their last league match. The Royals team has some talented players like Sanju Samson, Jos Butler, and Steve Smith in the batting department. In the last match, Jofra Archer and Rahul Tewatia performed their heart-out leading the team to start off with a win in the tournament.
On the other side, the Kings XI Punjab team has T20 specialist players in their ranks. The team’s opening pair KL Rahul and Mayank Agrawal have been good for the team, with the former hitting a century in the last match. The middle-order consists of Nicholas Pooran got off to a good start in the second match but soon perished and Glenn Maxwell, who had a disappointing performance match but would like to grab the opportunity and help the team in crucial situations. Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi have been outstanding for the team and has put Punjab whenever they get a chance to showcase their talent.It would be interesting to see which team comes over the top in the RR vs KXIP Dream 11 prediction.
9th Match- Indian Premier League
Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
Date- Sunday, 27th September 2020
Time- 06:30PM (Local time)- 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Streaming- Live on Disney+Hotstar App & Star Sports channels on TV.
Team News: Rajasthan Royals will have Jos Buttler back as their opener in the game. Uthappa will play in the middle order.
Kings XI Punjab would replace out of form Miller with Gayle in this game. With KL Rahul in smoking form, he will smash the opposition in Sharjah's ground.
Pitch Report- Though the ground is a batting-friendly pitch, the teams that win the toss in T20 matches here prefer bowling first. This is considering the dew factor. As most of the T20 matches are evening-night matches, the dew falling and wide cracks on the pitch makes it difficult for the bowlers to control the ball in the second innings. The average first innings score here is around 165.
Weather Report- There are no chances of rain at Sharjah, It will be a full game.
The chances of both of them winning this one are 50-50, with a lot of exciting talents in both the sides & the best overseas' talent of IPL. The odds of KXIP winning this are greater than what of RR. Their opening pair have been a tremendous player for the national team and franchise. With the experience in the bowling attack, they can be more stable in pressure situations.
Whereas Rajasthan Royals also have talented T20 players but would need to be consistent and make the full use of their bench strength, that would be important for the team this year. Here is the probable XI for RR vs KXIP Dream 11 prediction.
RR vs KXIP Dream 11 Playing XI
RR Playing 11 (expected)
Steve Smith (C)
Sanju Samson (WK)
Andrew Tye/ Tom Curran
KXIP Playing 11 (expected)
KL Rahul (c & wk)
Nicholas Pooran/Chris Gayle
Chris Jordan/Sheldon Cottrell
L Rahul- One of the best bastmen in the country right now, he has maintained his same form of the previous edition of IPL and will look to continue in the same fashion. KL has scored 2130 runs in just 69 matches he has played over the years. In the last match, he scored an unbeaten 132 off 69 balls to lead the team to an easy victory.
S Samson- The talented player from Rajasthan Royals, who has been so constant in his performance from so many years. The wicket-keeper batsman has scored 2283 runs in 94 games he has played in the IPL. Sanju has been a dependable batsman in the IPL in recent years. He'll have a burden of scoring valuable and crucial runs for the team in absence of the overseas players.
J Buttler: The T20 star from England, will open the batting for Rajasthan Royals. Being in quarantine, he couldn't play the last game, but he'll be excited to play his first game in IPL. In 45 IPL matches, he has scored 1386 runs. After he has started opening in T20s, his fortune has changed and it all started in the IPL with MI giving him the chances to open. He can be one of the captain choices for the RR vs CSK today match prediction.
M Agarwal- A consistent Indian batsman who has been quite impressive in the IPL over the years. His excellent consistency in the domestic circuit also helped him to get an India Cap and has been phenomenal for the country too. In the game against Delhi Capitals, he scored 80 off 59 balls to set the stage for the team to cross the line. In the second match, he started off with a good flow but got bowled to Chahal, and would look to grab the opportunity and help the team to maintain their winning campaign. He can be one of the best vice-captain pick for your fantasy team.
S Smith- An exquisite Australian player who can be a key player for the Royals team this year. In 82 IPL matches, he has scored 2091 runs at an average of 38 and form the core part of the batting department. In the last league match, he set the tone for the team to go past 200 runs by scoring 69 off 47 balls.
R Bishnoi- A Young spinner who has shown commendable accuracy and has kept churning out wickets in a consistent manner. In 2 matches, he has picked 4 wickets and is on a way to grab more given his good form. He can be a choice for your vice-captain pick who can fetch good points by taking 1-2 wickets.