Indian Premier League, 2019 | Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, 04th Match | RR vs KXIP Who Will Win
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur will play the host for the 4th match of IPL 2019 which will be played between the home side Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.
Punjab had a pendulum sort of season last time around. If the first half was favorable for them, the second half was miserable in totality. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle led their side for 6 wins on the trot which solidified their table-top position.
The second half though had a different story to narrate as they lost 6 back-to-back matches and could never recover from that hiatus. This season they have named former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson as their head coach and would be eyeing to achieve new heights under his skilfull tactics.
Steve Smith is back! This is the biggest news for the Royals fans and their camp. They were among the top 4 last season and will look to go one step ahead this time around.
Their four foreigners who are likely to feature in this contest are Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler. Even though they have many other choices but this combination looks likely to take the field on Monday.
Royals have always done well at their home and will look to keep up the good work and take the early momentum in the competition.
The last season of IPL saw both batsmen and bowlers got something from the surface. With the average par score being 145+ last season, the battle between the bat and ball generally is even.
Venue:- Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Match Timing:- Monday, March 25, 2019, 08:00 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab
Here’s how both teams might line-up:-
Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Krishnappa Gowtham.
Kings XI Punjab
Ravichandran Ashwin, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques/Sam Curran, Mohd. Shami, Mandeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy.
RR wins the toss and elects to bowl first
RR – 4 overseas- Jos Buttler, J Archer, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes
KXIP – 4 overseas – C Gayle, N Pooran, Mujeeb and Sam Curran
Kings XI Punjab XI: C Gayle, L Rahul, M Agarwal, S Khan, N Pooran, M Singh, S Curran, R Ashwin, M Shami, M Ur Rahman, A Rajpoot
Rajasthan Royals XI: A Rahane, J Buttler, S Smith, B Stokes, S Samson, K Gowtham, S Gopal, R Tripathi, J Archer, J Unadkat, D Kulkarni
Players to watch out Kings 11 Punjab:
Their top orderwas phenomenal last season which comprises KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. The others to follow them are Mandeep Singh and Mayank Agarwal.
With Andrew Tye unavailable for the first few games, their bowling department will definitely face a jolt. In his absence, Mohd Shami will lead the charge along with the spin duo of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and skipper Ravichandran Ashwin.
Players to watch out Rajasthan Royals:
The English duo of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes can turn the game any time at any given situation, they are the real game changers for sure. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane will provide the calmness in the batting order and with the return of Steve Smith, they do have stability in the middle.
All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham made a name for himself in the last season and will look to continue his great run of form with both bat and ball.
In the bowling department, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Dhawal Kulkarni are the safest bets.
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