50th Match of IPL 2020 Between KXIP and RR

Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals

50th Match:

The match between KXIP and RR is the fiftieth meeting of the IPL 2020, which is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 30th 2020.

KXIP vs RR History:

IPL 2020

The teams competed against each other 20 times, till date. Out of them, KXIP won 9 times but lost 11 times including one super over defeat in the tied game.

The teams competed 7 times at the home ground of KXIP. The home team won 4 times and lost thrice.

The teams faced each other 6 times at the home ground of RR. The host won 5 times. On the other hand, visitors won just once, which was in the last edition.

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The teams met 7 times at the neutral venue. KXIP won 4 times, including one super over victory in the tied game, whereas RR won thrice.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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KXIP is the 4th rank team in the point table, currently. If KXIP will win the match, the team may come at any of the 2nd, 3rd or 4th (highly) positions, depending upon NRR, with 14 points in total. In case of defeat, the team may come either at the same rank or in the 5th or 6th position, depending upon NRR, with 12 points.

If RR will win the match, the team will come at any of the 4th, 5th or 6th positions, depending upon NRR, with 12 points in total. But if the team will lose the match, the team may come at the 7th or 8th position, depending upon NRR.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear 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 28-29 Celsius. The wind would be between 10 to 16 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would be decreased and the temperature would be almost steady, as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first 14 times in 24 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 6 times, though one of them was tied, but the team, with batting first, managed to win by boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied), and lost 8 times, as well. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 10 times out of 24 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as well, and the teams won 4 times, and lost 6 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 10 times and lost 14 times.

The first batting team won the matches 12 times including two ties, in one game the first batting team won by boundary counts (as the super over was also tied) and the other one was decided by super over. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 12 times, as well.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 206 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 205 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 84 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 206 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 26.74 and 25.00 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first after winning the toss 10 times out of 17 matches, and it didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won thrice and lost 7 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 7 times out of 17 matches. This selection also didn’t favor the teams, as well, and the teams won just twice, while lost 5 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 5 times and lost 12 times.

The first batting team won the matches 8 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 9 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 162 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 196 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 84, and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 135 runs, whereas the highest was 196 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 28.80 and 28.93 is for the second innings.

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue, yet. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

KXIP got 4 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has an average record, as the team won twice, and lost twice, too. Though, the both victories for the team was in the 2014 edition and the team is searching for the first victory of the season at the place.

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RR had 7 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has a pretty good record, as the team won 5 times, though one of the victories was by boundary count due to tied super over in the tied game, and lost twice. The team won and lost twice in the current season.

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Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Kings XI Punjab:

The team may go with only change of M. Agarwal inclusion and ask D. Hooda to sit out of XI.

Kings XI Punjab Eleven: KL. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Gayle, N. Pooran, G. Maxwell / J. Neesham, M. Singh, C. Jordan, M. Shami, R. Bishnoi, M. Ashwin, A. Singh

Rajasthan Royals:

The team may go with unchanged eleven.

Rajasthan Royals Eleven: R. Uthappa, B. Stokes, S. Samson, S. Smith, J. Buttler, R. Parag, R. Tewatia, S. Gopal, J. Archer, J.Unadkat / A. Rajpoot, K. Tyagi