IPL KXIP vs RR preview: Punjab look to restrict resurgent Royals at home

IPL KXIP vs RR preview Highlights:

  • KXIP and RR will play against each other on April 16, Tuesday in match 32 of the marquee IPL
  • The match which will be 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.

IPL KXIP vs RR preview

IPL KXIP vs RR preview

KXIP Vs RR, a clash between two sides for whom the season has been filled with ups and downs. After getting off to a good, solid start in the league, Punjab’s travails in the bowling department are coming to rue them. Gone are the one-time individual performances that lead them to a couple of wins. With the side failing to function as a unit, well-rounded performances have gone missing with both the bat and ball, seeing sides make light work of them far too easily.

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On the other hand, after enduring a torrid start to the season, Rajasthan finally managed to get their second win of the season last time around. For them, it just wasn’t the two points that gave them the much-needed missing belief, but the brilliant way in which the rousing win came at the Wankhede Stadium against Mumbai. From the top of the batting order to the middle, along with a delightful bowling performance, it was a team performance which the Royals will be looking to build on when they go to Punjab.

IPL KXIP vs RR preview

IPL KXIP vs RR preview

For Punjab, the problems have been increasing in magnitude. Apart from Gayle or Miller, no one has looked interested in taking the onus of delivering outright innings that propels the score towards a big one. The middle-order also looks weak.

On the bowling front as well, the side has many questions to answer. Deciding to go in with just 5 specialist bowlers time and time again has left the side left searching for answers once their frontline attack is obliterated and in recent time Curran and Tye have been pummelled, failing the emanate the form Shami has showed.

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For Rajasthan, while the batting has come good, the bowling also bodes many be founding problems for them. The pace department is an extremely weak one and neither do the spinners inspire and, on a wicket, where hitting runs will be a delectable task, the Royals will definitely go for plenty. It’s this gaping hole and paper-thin bowling line-up, filled with dwindling performers that give Punjab the slightest of an edge going into the encounter.

IPL KXIP vs RR preview – Head to Head Record KXIP Vs RR

  • 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

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.

IPL KXIP vs RR preview

IPL KXIP vs RR preview – Probable Playing XI

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

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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

IPL KXIP vs RR preview – 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 7:30pm

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

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