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Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab (RR vs KXIP): Match Preview

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab (RR vs KXIP): Match Preview

In the Match 4 of VIVO IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals will be facing up against Kings XI Punjab on 25 Mar 19.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Steven Smith is back on the team after the ball tampering issue and it will add a boost to the Rajasthan Royals team morale. Along with their newest additions Ashton Turner and Oshane Thomas, Ben Stokes and Jos Butler are also important assets to the team. They will be the key in both batting and bowling on today’s match.

Their bowling options include Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi and few more that can provide options for different conditions.

Possible Playing XI

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

The team has a lot of changes for this season; they have spent a huge sum to their newest additions. By retaining only 9 players they have acquired Varun Chakravarthy, the mystery spinner and the English all-rounder Sam Curran were brought in the auction.

Possible Playing XI

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman Zadran.

What you can expect?

Rajasthan Royals key batsman is Jos Butler while KL Rahul is the key batsman for KXIP. During the last season, both the teams won their home matches. So far RR has played against KXIP 17 matches, RR won 10 of them and rest of the 7 was won by KXIP. Also, RR holds the win record for matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, won-29 and lost-11. However, KXIP has never won a match in this stadium in the past five visits.

Match Details

Date: 25 Mar 19

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

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