Kings XI Punjab would look to break into the top half of the IPL 2019 points table when they host Rajasthan Royals at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Kings XI Punjab are sitting at the fifth spot after eight games while Rajasthan Royals are placed seventh with only two wins in their kitty.
It has been a familiar story with Punjab. Like the last season, KXIP have started to fade out after a bright start to their campaign. One of the reasons for it is the unsettled combination. They have been chopping and changing squad since the start.
It's not over yet and Ashwin & Co. must come up with the best XI that can assure them a win.
Rajasthan Royals have had a mediocre season so far. Going by the look of things, they are too reliant on Jos Buttler. The others around him must fire consistently if they are to lift themselves from the position at the bottom of the table.
bet365: Kings XI Punjab – 4/6, Rajasthan Royals – 6/5
Skybet: Kings XI Punjab– 8/11, Rajasthan Royals– 11/10
Betfair: Kings XI Punjab – 8/11, Rajasthan Royals – 23/20
The books are predicting Kings XI Punjab WIN.
Top Kings XI Punjab batsmen – KL Rahul, Chris Gayle
Top Rajasthan Royals batsmen – Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran/Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Rajasthan Royals – Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone/Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer