RR vs KXIP today match prediction: RR thumped CSK in their 1st game of the season when no one gave them a chance. It was also considered as a one way traffic as RR were without their premium batsman In Jos Buttler but Sanju Samson and Steve Smith made a mockery of CSK's bowling in Sharjah and took 2 points against one of the most successful teams in the history of IPL, CSK.
KXIP should have won two out of their 2 games but the last minute collapse against Delhi Capitals robbed them a victory. India's best T20 batsman and KXIP captain KL Rahul has hit his peak form by scoring a majestic 132 to shut the doors of RCB. They also have Mayank Agarwal to partner KL Rahul who showed great signs with the bat as well.
This match will be an interesting battle on all fronts as two of the most devastating opening batsman in the world , KL Rahul and Jos Buttler will lock horns against each other. In today IPL match prediction, let us analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
They will be getting the services of Jos Buttler in this game which will be a major boost to their batting order. Their captain Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson will be forming a fearsome trio and they will be causing some big headaches to the opposition captain for sure.
Kings XI Punjab
Their bowling attack has been a standout in this season so far. One of their lead pacers Mohammad Shami has been leading from the front and providing early breakthroughs to KL Rahul. Their spin bowling department looks much stronger with Ravi Bishnoi turning the tables with his googlies and variations in pace.
Their glaring weakness is their bowling attack that comprises of Tom Curran and Jaydev Unadkat. They gave 98 runs in their 8 overs for 1 wicket in their previous game. Even if we discount the smaller boundaries and the flat track that were on offer in Sharjah, these 2 were poor in executing their line and lengths and CSK batsmen tackled them with ease. Steve Smith will have to handle them well to escape unscathed.
Kings XI Punjab
Their overseas recruits Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell have started their campaign in the worst possible manner. Them in form will take the burden off KL Rahul so that he can play freely without any pressure.
Form guide (last 5 games)
Rajasthan Royals playing11
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat
Kings XI Punjab playing11
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
RR vs KXIP who will win today match prediction?
This match will be one tightly contested game as both the teams are looking strong considering their current form and also the fact that momentum on their sides, in who will win today match section, it is hard to predict the winner. According to betting sites, RR are winning this contest marginally.
Bet365: RR- 1.90, KXIP- 1.90
Betway: RR-1.85, KXIP- 1.90
RR vs KXIP Dream11 team for today’s match
Let us take a look at the star players who can fetch big points in dream11 prediction
KL Rahul: The captain is fresh off from a mind-boggling 132 runs against RCB and he should be the first pick in the fantasy teams. He will be the mainstay for KXIP and it will be no different in the next game as well
Steve Smith: He played a captain's innings and led from the front in the absence of Jos Buttler and to everyone’s surprise, he opened the innings and scored a brilliant half-century. He can be a handy pick in the fantasy teams.
Jos Buttler: Jos the boss will be in action in the short boundaries in Sharjah. In all likelihood, the game will be a high-scoring contest and he is sure to light up the tournament in his very first game.
He has taken 4 wickets so far in the competition. He has been bowling really well with the new ball upfront. He is sure to cause trouble the RR batsmen upfront.
Other picks: Ravi Bishnoi, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer and Mayank Agarwal can be quality picks in the fantasy teams