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KXIP vs RR Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS | KXIP vs RR Today IPL Match 30 October


KXIP vs RR Dream11 Prediction: Remember Rahul Tewatia at Sharjah? Seems like a long time ago but when Kings XI Punjab met Rajasthan Royals for the first time this year, both produced one of the most exciting finishes in IPL history. Scenarios are quite different now as Rajasthan will have to win both their remaining matches to stay in the contention while KXIP would be breathing easy after the KKR loss yesterday. Kings XI Punjab can go through with one win from remaining two matches with better NRR compared to others. We will preview KXIP vs RR Dream11 contest.

Kings XI Punjab overcame Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game at Sharjah. Bowling first, Mohammed Shami was firing on all cylinders with the new ball and played a major part in reducing KKR to 10 for 3 in just two overs. Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan tried to snatch the momentum their way but KXIP bowlers again made a strong comeback to restrict KKR to 149. Mohammed Shami took 3 scalps while Chris Jordan and Ravi Bishnoi had two each. In reply, KXIP found it very easy as Mandeep Singh and Chris Gayle guided the chase with their half-centuries. Kings XI Punjab won the match by 8 wickets and with an over to spare.

Rajasthan Royals are also coming off from a famous win against Mumbai Indians last weekend. Bowling first, RR bowlers lost the plot in the death overs against Hardik Pandya to concede 195 from 20 overs. Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal were again pick of the bowlers with couple of wickets each. Chasing a significant total against a strong bowling attack like MI, Rajasthan lost Robin Uthappa and Steve Smith early. But Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson scripted a partnership for the ages. Ben Stokes slammed an unbeaten hundred while Sanju Samson remained not out on 54 as RR chased down the total easily in the end. Both paced their innings perfectly and never allowed required rate to climb higher through the course of the chase.

In head-to-head comparisons, Rajasthan Royals are slightly ahead of Kings XI Punjab in historical records. RR have won 11 matches while KXIP came out victorious on 9 occasions in a total of 20 matches played between them.  In last 5 matches, KXIP do have a lead of 3-2 over RR though. In the first meeting this year, Rajasthan beat KXIP thanks to a ‘Tewatia special’.

Pitch and Conditions

Curators have been doing an excellent job across all three venues as preparing pitches for a long tournament like this is not an easy task, especially with only three venues. The pitches at Abu Dhabi have looked tired a bit but still producing scores in the range of 160s comfortably. With dew playing a part in the second innings, captains have now gone back to the formula of chasing down a total.

KXIP vs RR Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 50, IPL 2020

Competition: IPL 2020

Date: 30th October 2020

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Kings XI Punjab: 03, Rajasthan Royals: 02, NR: 00

Points Table Standings

Kings XI Punjab: Matches- 12, Win- 6, Loss- 6, Points- 12, Standing- 4th
Rajasthan Royals: Matches- 12, Win- 5, Loss- 7, Points- 10, Standing- 7th

Recent Form

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Rajasthan Royals: WLWLL

Last Match at the Venue

Royal Challengers Bangalore (164/6, 20 Overs) lost to Mumbai Indians (166/5, 19.1 Overs) by 5 wickets, 28th October 2020.

KXIP vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs RR Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Kings XI Punjab Team News

  • We may see a change in the playing XI of Kings XI Punjab today due to the return of Mayank Agarwal.
  • Mayank Agarwal is expected to be fit for today and will join KL Rahul at top of the order for KXIP. Chris Gayle has changed the fortunes of Punjab ever since he started featuring.
  • Nicholas Pooran has been brilliant this year while Glenn Maxwell would be hoping to repay the confidence that team management has shown in him. Mandeep Singh is likely to bat in the middle order today.
  • Chris Jordan will be their overseas all-round option while Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh have been pretty good in the second half of the season. Two leg-spinners in Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi have been able to put breaks on the scoring rates by picking up timely wickets in the middle overs.

KXIP Playing 11 (Probable)

KL Rahul
Mayank Agrawal
Chris Gayle
Nicholas Pooran
Glenn Maxwell

Mandeep Singh
Chris Jordan

Murugan Ashwin
Arshdeep Singh
Ravi Bishnoi

Mohammad Shami

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Rajasthan Royals Team News

  • Rajasthan Royals have an option of swapping one of their Indian fast-bowlers.
  • Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa will remain their openers while Steve Smith has had a poor season this year. He still has a couple of games to make a statement though.
  • Sanju Samson should be buzzing with confidence after his knock in the last match and also due to his selection for the Australia tour. Jos Buttler will bat in the middle but RR should be trying to give him an opportunity to get set before death overs. Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia will be their lower order finishers.
  • Jofra Archer is their main man with ball in hand while Shreyas Gopal has been getting a lot of purchase lately. Kartik Tyagi is likely to be joined by another Indian option in our KXIP vs RR Dream11 prediction.

RR Playing 11 (Probable)

Robin Uthappa
Ben Stokes
Sanju Samson
Steve Smith
Jos Buttler
Riyan Parag
Rahul Tewatia
Shreyas Gopal

Jofra Archer
Kartik Tyagi
Varun Aaron

KXIP vs RR Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Riyan Parag
All-rounders: Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Kartik Tyagi, Jofra Archer

Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • KL Rahul is playing in different league compared to everybody else so far in this year’s IPL. He has rarely failed and guarantees you some points with his risk-free approach. If he plays out Jofra Archer against the new ball, there will be plenty of runs for the taking as he showed in the first fixture with his 69. His runs tally stands at 595 runs at an average of 59.50 currently.
  • Mayank Agarwal is likely to be back today in the XI and you wouldn’t want to miss out on him. He slammed a ton against the Royals at Sharjah earlier in the season and with qualifications on the line, he would be hoping to replicate similar performance today.
  • Jofra Archer still remains the biggest game changer from Rajasthan Royals’ point of view. His new ball spells have been dazzling to say the least and RR would absolutely love to have another one today against the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle. He has taken 17 wickets so far with an impressive average of 18.82.

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For Grand Leagues

  • Mohammed Shami can be a real handy pick in the grand leagues today. With 20 scalps from 12 innings, he has gone from strength to strength this year. This year’s season can mark a turnaround for him in terms of his white-ball bowling credentials. With players like Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson to aim at, he can again run riot with the new ball.
  • Ben Stokes has emerged as a grand leagues option after his magnificent innings in the last match. He scored an unbeaten 107 to take RR to an improbable win against Mumbai Indians. He hasn’t bowled much this year, so he should be looked at purely as a batting option.
  • Chris Gayle is another one if you are only looking at top order options today. He is ahead of Jos Buttler only because of limited game time of the Englishman. He is coming off fresh from a match-winning half-century in the last match against KKR but will need to tackle Jofra Archer if a wicket goes early.

Who will win KXIP vs RR Today Match Prediction?

As per our KXIP vs RR Today Match Prediction, Kings XI Punjab are in red-hot form with five consecutive wins in as many matches and will start this match as favourites against Rajasthan Royals. Yes, RR should be high on confidence after the last match but KXIP look a better team on current resources and form.  

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