April 16, 2019
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KXIP vs RR Dream11 Team | IPL Match Preview & Prediction | Fantasy Team, Team News

By Shorya Panwar

KXIP vs RR Dream11 Team |  Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Preview & Prediction | Fantasy Team & Team News

Kings XI Punjab will host Rajasthan Royals in their next match in Indian Premier League. Both the teams are performing below expectations and the time is running out for them to make the playoffs. Rajasthan Royals, in particular, are entering the do or die phase where they need to win as many matches as possible to stay alive.

The KXIP vs RR Dream11 Match Preview

The last time these teams played against each other saw one of the most controversial events to happen in the history of IPL. R Ashwin, the captain of KXIP, dismissed Joss Buttler of RR by ‘mankading’ and the cricket world came in hard with their opinions. Some said it was against the spirit of the game while the other supported Ashwin by stating that whatever he did was a part of the cricketing rules.

The match which got marred by the controversy was won by Kings XI Punjab in the end. Understandably, Rajasthan Royals and Buttler, in particular, will be fueled by the fire of revenge for this match. The visitors should make the most of the emotion to register a win.

Meanwhile, KXIP will work hard to win at home and jump up a few places in the table.  KKR’s loss against CSK has opened up the race to the second place wide and KXIP will hope to get involved in the equation.  The home team has 8 points from 8 matches so far. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have just 4 from their 7 matches.

History of the fixture – The two teams have played 18 matches against each other.  Rajasthan Royals have won 10 of them while Kings XI Punjab have won the remaining 8.

Match Details: Competition – Indian Premier League | Venue –  Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali | Date & Time – 16th April, 08:00 PM IST

KXIP vs RR Dream11 Team News (confirmed at toss)

KXIP –  Arshdeep Singh, Miller, Mujeeb IN; Sarfaraz, Tye and Sam Curran OUT

RR – Binny, Turner, Sodhi IN; Steve Smith, Gowtham, Livingstone OUT

KXIP Squad

Ravichandran Ashwin(C), Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Sam Curran, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Agnivesh Ayachi, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Lokesh Rahul, PrabhSimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh

RR Squad

Ajinkya Rahane (C), Steven Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag,Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Liam Livingstone, Manan Vohra, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Ish Sodhi

KXIP vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from KXIP

Chris Gayle | KL Rahul | Shami

  • Gayle, when on his game, is one of the most explosive batsmen in IPL
  • KL Rahul has had a number of good knocks and he can be relied upon
  • Shami has revived his career and he has been rewarded with a place in World Cup Squad for India

Fantasy picks from RR

Jos Buttler | Jofra Archer | Steven Smith

  • Buttler and Steven Smith have the quality to win matches for Rajasthan Royals
  • Jofra Archer carries a big threat for opponent batsmen.

Steven Smith is not playing, change him

Shorya Panwar

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