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.
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
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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.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs RR Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Kings XI Punjab Team News
KXIP Playing 11 (Probable)
Rajasthan Royals Team News
RR Playing 11 (Probable)
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
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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.