RR VS KXIP, Expecting A Great Face Off On The Ninth Game Of IPL 2020
KXIP Vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction – IPL 2020: Amidst the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the craze of one of the most celebrated cricket leagues IPL is at its peak.
IPL stands for Indian Premier League and every year since 2008 it was the best thing to happen in summers for cricket lovers all over the world. However, keeping the COVID situation in mind, this year the league started in mid-September and will be played till the mid of November.
Moving forward to the 9th match of Indian Premier League that is going to be played between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, on one hand, there is International player Steven Smith while on the other hand there is Indian cricketing star KL Rahul, the game is expected to spark some fire.
Previous matches of both the teams
Both Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have successfully started their journey in this year’s tournament. Punjab claimed their victory against one of the strongest team in IPL 2020 Royal Challenge Bangalore that is led by Indian captain Virat Kohli and has an ace player in the form of AB De Villiers.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals performed so well in their last match that they defeated Chennai Super Kings that is led by the most experienced as well as successful captain in IPL history, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This means both the teams will enter the ground on Sunday with high hopes, fighting spirit and full confidence.
These teams do not have the names of megastar players attached to them but they have enough talent to give a hard time on any given team in the tournament. Let’s move further and discuss several strengths and weakness of both the teams.
Strength & Weakness of RR & KXIP
As we all know this year’s IPL is hosted in Dubai, from day 1 of the tournament it has been observed that with big grounds and turning pitch spinners get benefit in Dubai. Kings XI Punjab is coached by legendary spinner and former Indian coach Anil Kumble, this means spinners of this team are being guided by the best man in the business.
Talking about the strengths of Kings XI Punjab, the skipper himself has scored a century in the last match and along with him, there is a strong batting line up of young and talented players. On the other hand, captain of Rajasthan Royals Steven Smith also plays a vital role in the batting line up of his team along with him debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal who failed to impress in his first match would definitely be looking for a comeback.
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Good news for both the teams
Fans of Rajasthan Royals will be delighted to know that that English player Jos Butler is done with his quarantine period and his presence will definitely make the side stronger. It is expected that Butler will be on the ground against Kings XI Punjab.
On the other hand, Sanju Samson is looking in great form and it is expected that he will perform extremely well against Punjab as well. On the other hand, the confidence of Kings XI Punjab will also be at its peak for their main man KL Rahul is currently the recipient of the orange cap as he is the highest scorer of the tournament.
The spinners, as well as pacers on both the sides, are full of talent and techniques, this means it will be too soon to predict the winner but one thing is quite sure that it will be a great game.
KXIP Vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction | Predicted playing XI of both the sides
Kings XI Punjab won the last match so it is expected that they won’t make any changes in the playing XI squad, here is our prediction;
KL Rahul (c) (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Jimmy Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami.
With the return of Jos Butler, there are chances that Rajasthan Royals might come up with a different squad, here is our prediction of playing XI;
Steven Smith (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Butler, Sanju Samson (wk), Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Jaydev Unadkat.
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