Both of the teams have already started their IPL 2020 campaign. Rajasthan Royals (RR) won their first match fantastically by defeating former IPL runner ups Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 16 runs. Sanju Samson and Steve Smith played a vital role in the victory of Rajasthan Royals by scoring 74 and 69 respectively. Jofra Archer played the innings of 27* on just 8 balls. RR will be hoping for the same performance today against KXIP.
Talking about Kings XI Punjab’s start was not that good as they got defeated by Delhi Capitals (DC) in a super over. In their next match, they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with the help of KL Rahul’s superb batting. KL Rahul scored the highest individual score in IPL history so far by scoring 132* runs on only 69 balls. Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin played a great role in KXIP’s huge 97 runs wins.
In the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) both the teams have faced each other 19 times and Rajasthan Royals holds the record of 10 wins. In the IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab played two matches against each other and KXIP won both the matches. Let’s see who wins today’s encounter at Sharjah Stadium.
Match Toss Time
The toss of the IPL Match 9 between KXIP and RR will take place at 7:00 PM (IST).
The KXIP vs RR IPL match will start today at 7:30 PM (IST).
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Playing XI
Match 9. Rajasthan Royals XI: S Smith, J Buttler, S Samson, R Uthappa, R Parag, T Curran, R Tewatia, S Gopal, J Archer, A Rajpoot, J Unadkat
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Playing XI
Match 9. Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, M Agarwal, K Nair, N Pooran, S Khan, G Maxwell, J Neesham, M Ashwin, S Cottrell, M Shami, R Bishnoi
Among all other three venues for Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Cricket Stadium pitch is the best batting pitch. With Flat wicket and short boundary, Sharjah is a heaven for power hitters. So, we can expect a high score sunday as both the teams have some great hitters on their squad.
Weather Forecast for Today’s IPL Match KXIP vs RR
On matchday, there is no chance of raining and temperature will hover around 37 degree celsius to 32 degree celsius so IPL fans can enjoy full fourty over match without any interruption. The humidity level will be around 61% and will keep increasing as the progress.
Approaching Milestone in Today’s IPL 2020 Match
- Sanju Samson needs 2 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes and needs 62 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs as wicketkeeper
- Jos Buttler needs 114 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs
- KL Rahul needs 95 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs for KXIP
- Karun Nair needs 20 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs