IPL 2020, Kings Xi Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, 50th Match, Preview: A confident Kings XI Punjab would like to continue their winning streak in the match against Rajasthan Royals on Friday. KXIP registered 5 consecutive wins. Now, they have a chance to win against Rajasthan. (KXIP VS RR Prediction)
KXIP on 4th place on the point table
KL Rahul’s team has suffered a miraculous change in performance at the start of the tournament. It has made it to the top four by registering five consecutive wins. Currently, they are in fourth place with 12 points from 12 matches, while the Royals are in seventh place with ten points from 12 matches.
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The playoff race is still in the shape of ‘agar magar’. Barring the Mumbai Indians, the ground is open for the remaining six teams, while the Chennai Super Kings have been eliminated. If the Royals lose on Friday, they will also be out of the race. While KXIP losses against RR, then the race of playoff will also be difficult.
KXIP Team Strength
Punjab will be expecting the same performance from Rahul who has scored the most runs in the tournament so far. The arrival of Chris Gayle has increased the team’s confidence manifold. Whether or not Mayank Agarwal returns from the two matches due to a knee injury, it remains to be seen.
Mandeep Singh started the innings against Kolkata Knight Riders by scoring an unbeaten 66, giving the team an extra option. In the last few matches, Punjab’s bowling has been superb under Mohammad Shami. (KXIP VS RR Prediction)
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Rajasthan defead MI in the last match
On the other hand, after defeating the top-ranked Mumbai, the royals are also strong. Ben Stokes has returned to form having scored an unbeaten 107 against Mumbai. Sanju Samson has also regained the lost rhythm, although skipper Steve Smith’s poor form may have kept the Royals at bay. Rajasthan’s bowling average under Jofra Archer has been average. Archer took 17 wickets in 12 matches at an economy rate of 6.71 but he did not get support from the rest of the bowlers.
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Teams area as follows:
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (Captain), Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshadip Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mujib ur Rehman, Sarfaraz Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Mayank Aggarwal, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalakande, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagdish Suchit, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardas Viljoen, Simran Singh.
Jose Butler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi, Steven Smith (captain), Ankit Rajput, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markandey, Mahipal Lomror, Oshen Thomas, Ryan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curren, Robin Uthappa, Anirudh Joshi, and Jofra Archer.