Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips: Who Will Win today?

Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips: Who Will Win today?

Kings XI Punjab takes on Rajasthan Royals at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Let’s get today’s match predictions, line up predictions and an overall prediction of what to expect and what not to expect as KXIP restart their journey to the top of the Points table and Rajasthan Royals try their best to avoid the wooden spoon.

Kings XI Punjab

Despite a strong start to their IPL 2018 campaign, Kings 11 Punjab are beginning to falter slightly as they recorded a couple of losses in the trot. Kings XI, however, remains in a strong position to reach the playoffs due to their impeccable start. The Ravichandran Ashwin-led would not want to get complacent and miss out on a top-2 spot, the importance of which is not new to the IPL faithful. Their bowling, in particular, has been the main reason they find themselves in such a strong position. Their second match in their new home promises to be a fascinating encounter.

Batting Line-Up

KXIP can boast of the strongest opening pair in this season’s IPL with the pair that has clicked stunningly. Chris Gayle and KL Rahul came together and have taken Kings XI Punjab to a new level, something that the West Indian and Indian would like to continue for the rest of the Indian Premier League 2018. Their middle order has been decent too, though criticisms are aplenty. Yuvraj Singh, in particular, hasn’t fired as he would have loved after returning to the franchise he started his IPL journey with. Karun Nair would like to get the big score that has eluded him all tournament. Overall, Kings XI batting is hopefully strong and a vintage Gayle knock could bring a storm in Indore on Sunday.


Bowling Line-Up

Their bowling has been their primary strength. Andrew Tye’s commendable bowling is the reason for their dominance this season. Performances by young and inexperienced Indians have added points to their tally too. The KXIP bowlers are particularly good because they have had defended some small scores with ease. Ashwin has been spectacular as usual. He is one of the handiest T-20 bowlers available in world cricket at this moment. Their bowling unit would have to play a big role if they are to win IPL 2018. Ravichandran Ashwin could prove to be dangerous for the RR batsmen.

Predicted Playing XI

KL Rahul (wk ), Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin ( c ), Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals have had a very disappointing return to the IPL. Despite a formidable start, they faltered badly. The inclusion of Steve Smith has to be one of the key reasons for this anomaly and this replacement has come up Short. They, however, have had some things to remember the season by and most of it has been under the silent protection and watchful guardianship of Gowtham. Though people were pretty stoked about the big-money move of Stokes, his inclusion has not been that beneficial either.


Batting Line-up

Their batting would be looking to undo all the things they have done so far. Sanju Samson after scoring his first century of IPL 2018 has not been able to replicate his stunning form. However, the batsmen of Rajasthan Royals would be looking to end this tournament with some gutsy and fiery batting. Their middle order especially lacks supreme organization. The erratic form of Stokes is a major blow as well and he would be looking to make the best out of the remaining 6 matches. The pair of DArcy Short and Jos Buttler seems just like what RR needed and it would be a surprise to see RR chop and change their batting line-up again. Our prediction says that DArcy Short would come up with a long inning.

Bowling Line-up

With Jofra Archer in the team, Rajasthan Royal have won 2 of their 3 games. It is clear, therefore, that RR have failed to hit the target when it comes to Archer. Jaydev Unadkat has been pretty decent too. The spin duo of Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal have done good in bits and pieces and it would be unfair to ask more of such promising young talent. Stokes has been below par in the bowling department too. Rajasthan Royals, with their back to the walls, would be looking to stage a miraculous comeback and with a mere 3 points out of 8, their comeback would require a proper strike of the hammer on the anvil, pretty much like the work of a master blacksmith.

Predicted Playing XI

Jos Buttler( WK ), D’Arcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane( C ), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer

KIXP Vs RR: Where to watch/Live streaming?

TV channels: Star Sports, Willow TV, SuperSport, Sky Sports, Channel 9, Fox Sports, Geo Super, BeIN Sport

Live streaming: Hotstar, Sky Go, Yupp TV, SuperSport.

Who Will Win KXIP Vs RR Match, IPL 2018?

Two teams on two opposite sides of the table clash at Indore. The importance of the toss has faded somewhat after the initial stages of IPL 2018. KXIP, riding on their confidence and self-belief are expected to emerge victorious on Sunday. However, RR could just surprise everyone and start their journey of winning every single match from here on. The match promises to be a fascinating encounter.

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