IPL Match 38 : What are the chances KXIP vs RR

What are the chances?

Quick notes:

Head to Head record: Total Played – 15 RR – 9 KXIP – 6

Royals have lost their only match played here at Indore while Kings XI has 3:2 win: loss ratio here.

Punjab has won 3 out of last 5 matches against Rajasthan – LWWLW

KXIP last 5 matches – WWWLL

RR last 5 matches - LLWLL

Chances of win:

Kings XI Punjab has higher chance of winning.

Toss:

The pitch was a batting delight with an extra bonus of small boundaries helping the batsmen to go over the top. Surface might remain the same in this match too; team winning the toss may want to bowl first.

Kings XI Punjab

Team news:

Aaron Finch along with David Miller was there at the optional training session on the eve of the match. Mohit Sharma and Barindar Sran too were part of the session.

Key players:

Chris Gayle has scored 302 runs in only 5 innings he has played this season; conditions at Indore will give him more confidence. Karun Nair has been the silent assassin for the team who has been averaging 29.86 at strike rate of 132.29.

Recent form:

Apart from their top order, other departments have been inconsistent with their jobs, their middle overs run rate is 7.73 and in death overs it rises up to only 8.71 - the second lowest this season. They have a decent bowling line up that can change the game in any direction.

Predicted XI:

KL RAHUL ( WK ), CHRIS GAYLE, KARUN NAIR, MAYANK AGARWAL, MANOJ TIWARY/YUVRAJ SINGH, MARCUS STOINIS, RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN ( C ), ANDREW TYE, MUJEEB UR RAHMAN, ANKIT RAJPOOT, MOHIT SHARMA/BARINDAR SRAN

 

Rajasthan Royals

Team news:

The management will be in a lot of thinking process to come up with a winning combination, making Jos Butler opener nearly worked for them in the last game.

Key players:

Jos Butler has been impressive as a t20 opener in his career which he showed in the last game; he has a strike rate of 150.5 in the power play overs since 2015. Watch out for Ben Stokes who has not made much of an impact till now but conditions at Indore might help him score big runs.

Recent form:

They are at the bottom of the table with only 3 wins in 8 matches. They are the worst bowling team this season; they have taken only 39 wickets till now at an average of 32.46. In the batting too, they have lost the plot in the middle overs where they have given away wickets at regular intervals. They will have to fight hard to give themselves a chance to qualify for playoffs.

Predicted XI:

AJINKYA RAHANE ( C ), JOS BUTTLER ( WK ), SANJU SAMSON, BEN STOKES, RAHUL TRIPATHI, MAHIPAL LOMROR/STUART BINNY, KRISHNAPPA GOWTHAM, JOFRA ARCHER, JAYDEV UNADKAT, DHAWAL KULKARNI, ISH SODHI

  • Sahil Mathur