Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
Ninth encounter of the IPL 2020 between RR and KXIP is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on September 27th 2020.
RR vs KXIP History:
The teams completed 19 meetings, till date. Out of them, RR won 10 times and lost 9 times.
The teams met 6 times at the home ground of RR. The host won 5 times, and visitors won just once, and that was in the last edition, only.
The teams met 7 times at the home ground of KXIP. The host won 4 times. On the other hand, visitors won thrice.
The teams played at the neutral venue six times. From which KXIP won 4 times, one of them was tied, but the team won the super over, and RR won just twice.
Victory brings points:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
Weather forecast for Sharjah shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32 – 34 Celsius. The wind would be between 6 to 18 kmph throughout the match. The wind speed would be decreased as the match progressed.
Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 14 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 7 times, while lost 3 times with one tie. On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just once and lost twice. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 8 times and lost 5 times.
The first batting team won the matches 9 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 4 times.
The lowest defended total was 132 on the venue in 2013. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 140 on the ground, again in 2013.
The first inning lowest total was 90 in 2013, and the highest total was 215 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 56 runs (completed innings) in 2013, whereas the highest was 182 runs in 2016.
The batting average of the first innings is 20.46 and 18.84 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams faced each other at the venue just once. In which KXIP became the winner.
T20I History at Venue:
RR got just two chances to play the matches at the venue, in which the team lost once and won the other one. KXIP had the same opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won both the games.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The team would prefer to select J. Buttler and so D. Miller may sit out, and the team may select A. Singh in place of J. Unadkat.
Rajasthan Royals Eleven: Y. Jaiswal, J. Buttler, S. Samson, S. Smith, R. Uthappa, R. Parag, S. Gopal, T. Curran, J. Archer, R. Tewatia, J. Unadkat / A. Singh
Kings XI Punjab:
The team would go with C. Gayle in place of N. Pooran.
Kings XI Punjab Eleven: C. Gayle, M. Agarwal, KL. Rahul, G. Maxwell, K. Nair, J. Neesham, S. Khan, M. Shami, S. Cottrell, R. Bishnoi, M. Ashwin