Kings XI Punjab will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 50th match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time
Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals battle for a place in the playoff in a crucial encounter. The game stands of utmost importance for both teams but for Rajasthan, it’s a do or die situation as a loss with knock them out of the competition. They face a stern challenge from Kings XI Punjab who has turned things around in the most dramatic way, winning all of their last 5 matches. A win for Punjab will get them to 14 points, tied with RCB and DC. Rajasthan pulled off a miraculous victory against Mumbai Indians but beating Punjab won’t be that easy. Punjab’s batting is on fire in the tournament. Earlier, the issue for Punjab was their over dependence on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal but now, with Gayle and Mandeep Singh performing, it has become a ruthless batting line up. In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami has been the nemesis for the opposition while Chris Jorden and Ravi Bishnoi have provided ample support to him. Overall, Punjab looks very strong contender to win this match. Rajasthan on the other hand themself boasts of a decent batting line up. Ben Stokes is coming back from a breath taking hundred against Mumbai while Steve Smith and Sanju Samson have given signs of a return back to form. Buttler too played a brilliant innings against CSK the other day. The problem for Rajasthan is their bowling which is too much dependent on Jofra Archer. Shreyas Gopal has been good but Rajasthan need a strong performance from all their other bowlers to restrict Punjab. As of now, Punjab are likely to continue their juggernaut.
Date-Oct 30, 2020
Time –19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Kings XI Punjab
KXIP vs RR Toss Prediction
Toss cannot be predicted but captains might need to chase on this wicket.
The weather at Dubai will continue to burn the players with scorching heat.
The match will be played on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. A slow pitch awaits the teams in Abu Dhabi. Batting here won’t be the easiest task and a score around 190 will be an excellent one to defend.
Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler, Steven Smith (c), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi