RR Vs KXIP Match Prediction, Preview, Betting Tips and Playing 11: Who Will Win today?

RR Vs KXIP Match Prediction, Preview, Betting Tips and Playing 11: Who Will Win today?

Rajasthan Royals takes on Kings XI Punjab in Match 40 of IPL 2018. The Royals host Kings XI at their home, Sawai Man Singh Stadium after traveling to Indore on Sunday. A brief match preview predicted line-ups and a lot more as we bring you a coverage of what to expect from this match-up.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals lost in their last match to Kings XI Punjab. That loss means that RR has won just 3 of their 9 matches this season. Ajinkya Rahane was named the new captain of RR and must take most of the responsibility for their dismal performance this season. Not only has he been in poor form with the bat but also has he lacked the power to inspire his team. They have to fail to bring stability to their team and have suffered from most of their big names failing to fire. Having lost to the same opposition just a day ago, RR would feel jittery going into this match at a ground which was supposed to be their fortress.

Batting Line-up

D’Arcy Short’s time may be finally up. The Aussie powerhouse has been a shadow of his Big Bash self and has been devoid of any confidence. Jos Buttler should have been promoted much earlier. Rahane too has been uncertain of his own position as well as that of Sanju  Samson. The batting order has been extremely reckless. Nothing though has hurt them as much as the form of Ben Stokes. He has struggled to live up to his high billing. Their batting was poor against KXIP as their spinners made sure that the RR batsmen struggled. Time is running out and the batting line up of RR is really struggling. We hope to see Rahane and Buttler open the innings. Their young all-rounders have been decent and would look to add healthy runs at the bottom of the inning.

Bowling Line-up

Their bowling has been their brightest spark yet. Jofra Archer seems like a guy who would do much much better given the game time he needs and deserves. Jaydev Unadkat started strongly only to fade away as the season panned on. Unadkat was supposed to lead their attack but he actually lost his precision. RR has really struggled due to the absence of a quality spinner in their ranks and while the likes of Shreyas Gopal and Krishnappa Gowtham tried their best, their lack of experience has been visible in a number of occasions. We expect Dhawal Kulkarni to come back in place of Anureet Singh. If RR is to win the game, their bowling has to play a critical role as their bowlers are well-aware of the poor batting conditions of Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

Predicted Playing XI

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

Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab has been flying this season. With an impressive 6 wins out of 9, they travel to the Pink City confident after having defeated RR just one day back. Momentum surely is with Kings XI right now. Most of Ashwin’s decisions have gone KXIP’s way. Though Ashwin is also a first-time leader much like Rahane, he has faced better fortunes. As they enter the business end of the tournament, they would like to get to one of those top 2 spots. CSK and SRH look strong at this moment but a solid run can actually bring KXIP even better fortune.

Battling Line-Up


KL Rahul has been inspirational throughout the tournament and he, in the company the big Chris Gayle has added runs right at the top of the inning, covering up for their somewhat struggling middle order. Their biggest concern has been the form of Yuvraj Singh. Ashwin has been a big fan of rotating his team throughout the tournament. The likes of Mayank Agarwal and Manoj Tiwary provide depth in their squad. Big names like Aaron Finch and David Miller have also been sitting on the sidelines. The inclusion of Marcus Stoinis has added to their strength and balance. In the slow Jaipur wicket though, we expect KL Rahul to play a match-winning knock again.

Bowling Line-Up

KXIP’s bowling has been very very strong. They have a variety of bowlers something Ashwin has used smartly. Ashwin’s intelligence is clear in his bowling and this is what happens to a team when someone like Ashwin captains it. Mujeeb Ur Rahman can be called the find of this IPL and he tantalized the RR batsmen in their last match. Andrew Tye too has been supremely confident. The two bowlers share 24 wickets between them. The skipper and Axar Patel have really supported Mujeeb and their tight bowling in the middle overs is something that has helped KXIP extremely. Our prediction says that Yuvraj Singh will return to the line-up while Gayle may get a day off.

Predicted  PlayingXI

KL Rahul (wk ), Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin ( c ), Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

RR Vs KXIP: 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 RR vs KXIP Match? Check today’s match prediction.

As the two teams face off in two days, KXIP would be confident of getting another win. While the hopes of RR are all but over, they would be looking to upset the party of KXIP and see where it takes them. Though KXIP starts as strong favorites for this return tie, our prediction says that RR would emerge victoriously.

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