IPL 2019 match preview – KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI Highlights:

  • KXIP and RR will play against each other on April 16, Tuesday in match 32 of the marquee IPL
  • The match which will get broadcast on Star Sports 1, 2, Select HD, Hindi/HD will begin at 8:00 pm with the toss slated for 7:30 pm. The teams will be revealed alongside the toss.
  • The Royals go to Punjab having come off with a sensational run chase against the Mumbai Indians in an away match for them. Punjab meanwhile were stunned by RCB who recorded their first win this season against them.

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI

Moving our focus to Punjab, the venue of Tuesday’s encounter in the Indian Premier League, we have a delicious and intriguing encounter in store for us. With the Kings XI Punjab hosting a Rajasthan Royals side who look to be getting their season back on track after defeating a power-packed Mumbai Indians side, it’s an encounter which either side needs to get under its kitty. As completion for the top 4 spots heats up, expect this to be an edge of the seat thriller to keep you entertained on the 16th.

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KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI – Pitch Report

The short boundaries in front of the wicket as well on the mid-off and mid-on region paired with a surface cut from the same cloth as some of the best batting surfaces in the world make this a surface to play clean, hard shots at. There are some clean strikers of the ball in both the franchisees and we should be in for a humongous scoring match. The side winning the toss will be looking to field first. We expect the Kings XI Punjab to win this.

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI – Head to Head Record KXIP Vs RR

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI

Total number of matches played: 19

Matches won by KXIP: 9

Matches won by RR: 9

Highest Score

KXIP: 221

RR: 211

Lowest Score

KXIP: 124

RR: 112

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Recent record

The sides have already met earlier this season at the Sawai Mansingh stadium with the tourists getting the better of the home side. In a high scoring encounter, Punjab had pummelled Rajasthan to score 184-4 before restricting RR to 170-9 to win by 14 runs on March 25.

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI – Key Players

Punjab: Sam Curran, Andrew Tye and Chris Gayle.

Usually, an opponent that he has struggled against, Chris Gayle reached 4,000 IPL runs against the Royals when the two met previously this season. He became the second overseas player after Warner to reach the figure, joining the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Raina, Dhoni, and Gambhir in the coveted list.

Rajasthan: Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, and Sanju Sampson.

Jos Buttler has amassed 243 runs against the opponents at an average of 48.6 and crossed the fifty-run mark thrice. His scores while batting against Punjab read: 82, 51, 77, 9, and 24

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI

KXIP vs RR pitch report and Probable XI Playing

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Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron

Match Details

The 32nd game of the IPL between KXIP and RR will be played in Punjab on Tuesday.

Date and Time: April 16, Tuesday: 8:00 pm, Toss at 7:30 pm

Television: Star Sports 1, 2, Select HD, Hindi/HD

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