Rajasthan Royals will kick start their campaign for IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur will be the venue for their first match. Both teams would hope to start on a high as early victories lay the foundation for the rest of the tournament. Catch all you want to know about IPL 2019 Match 4 RR vs KXIP.
The ground in Jaipur has been like a fortress for the Royals. They are a very difficult team to beat at home. In the previous encounter between the 2 sides in Jaipur, RR had inflicted a comprehensive victory. Only time will tell who will win the battle this time but this promises to be a cracker of a game.
Rajasthan Royals Strength and Weakness
Rajasthan’s batting seems to be sorted. They have a good mix of Indian as well as overseas batsmen who are experienced at this level. The likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson will be the standout Indian batsmen. On the other hand, the return of Steve Smith only makes thing better as far as the overseas line-up is concerned that already consists of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
In the pace department, they have Jofra Archer to lead the way. Jaydev Unadkat is also a handy bowler. But when it comes to spin, they can be found wanting. None of the spinners present in the side pose a huge challenge to the opposition and on turning tracks, this can haunt RR.
Rajasthan Royals complete squad
Ajinkya Rahane, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S. Midhun, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Shashank Singh, Shubham Rajane, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Liam Livinstone, Ashton Turner, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Krishnappa Gowtham
Kings XI Punjab Strength and Weakness
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle will be the batting mainstay. A lot will depend on how these two play at the top. Gayle has been in an outstanding form recently as he showcased that in the ODI series against England.
But somehow, the middle-order is lacking punch. David Miller, who once used to be a force to reckon with for Kings XI Punjab, isn’t that big a threat anymore. However, the bowling department looks strong due to the presence of Andrew Tye, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami.
Kings XI Punjab complete squad
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, Karun Nair, David Miller, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Shami, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy
Kings XI Punjab Predicted XI
KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye
Head to head Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
Total Matches: 17, RR won: 10, KXIP won: 7
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Here is everything you need to know about the 4th match of the IPL 2019 RR vs KXIP
Match No.: Match 4
Date and Timings: Monday, 25th March 2019, 8 PM IST (2:30 GMT)
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Venue Stats – IPL
|Matches won batting first||14|
|Matches won bowling first||26|
|Average 1st Inns scores||156|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||142|
|Highest total recorded||197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest total recorded||92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR|
|Highest score chased||197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR|
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