KXIP VS RR EXPERT PREVIEW
Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals face-off in what is a big match-up for the two sides in the context of the tournament. Punjab are still searching for their best combination more than halfway into the tournament while Rajasthan have too many under performing players in the ranks to give them a cause for concern.
PCA Stadium, Mohali
With the dew turning out to be a key factor in most of the games so far in Mohali, teams will prefer chasing.
Average first-innings score: 176 – last 5 night IPL matches.
Pitch is neutral ,we can see lots of run ,if both team top order will start hitting .
They loose their last match against RCB.
Hardus Viljoen was force changed in last match due to illness,he may replace Tye in playing11.
David Miller also can play in place of N Pooran.
Sam Currun also not doing well after 4 wicket haul,they can bring back Mujeeb(depend on pitch ).
KL Rahul , Chris Gayle will open the inning for Punjab.
Mayank Aggarwal ,N Pooran/D Miller and Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh will handle middle order.
Sam Curran,Hardus Viljoen and R Ashwin will do late hitting duty.
Mohammad Shami,H Viljoen/A Tye and Sam Curran will lead the pace attack for Punjab.
M Ashwin and R Ashwin will lead the spin attack of the team .
RR won last match against MI ,thanks to S Gopal ,otherwise they are on full mood to loose match.
There is still no news on the fitness of Ben Stokes, who missed the previous game due to a hip injury.
His replacement Liam Livingstone not perform well,Ashton Turner may play if Stokes is not fit.
K Gowtham failed in this Ipl season Mahipal Lomror can replace him in playing11.
A Rahane and J Buttler will open the inning for Royals.
Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer , Ben Stokes(risky),Dhawal Kulkarni will lead the pace attack of the team .
S Gopal, K Gowtham/Mahimal Lomror will lead spin attack.
Last Matches stats:(Recent first):
Dnp=did not play
Dnb=did not ball
Must have Player:
Gayle,Buttler/Rahul, S Gopal, Shami,Archer,Mayank
Rahul Tripathi and K Gowtham/M Lomror,S Gopal will do late hitting duty for team.Sanju Samson,Steve Smith,Ben Stokes/Livingstone/A Turner will handle middle order batting for Royals.
Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle,Mayank Agarwal, N Pooran/Miller,Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin,M Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen/A Tye.
Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, S Samson,Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes/L Livingstone/A Turner, K Gowtham/M Lomrar, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, J Unadkat.