Ashwin led Punjab has won 4 matches out of the 8 games played so far. Rajasthan Royals is still looking for its line and have won just 2 matches out of the 7 games.
Kings XI Punjab will host Rajasthan Royals in the 32nd match of the tournament at I S Bindra stadium on Tuesday (April 16). Ashwin led Punjab has won 4 matches out of the 8 games played so far. Rajasthan Royals is still looking for its line and have won just 2 matches out of the 7 games.
Kings XI Punjab has been inconsistent in their performance, they have lost their last two matches against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite Chris Gayle's not out 99 against Bangalore, Punjab lost the match by 8 wickets. Bowlers need to focus on their performance as they have failed to restrict the opposition twice. A similar case was seen when Punjab lost against Mumbai Indians despite the scores of KL Rahul (100) and Gayle (63) and with a good total of 197.
Rajasthan Royals have never been good in this season as they have won just 2 matches and are placed at 7th on the points table. Rajasthan won its last match against Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets with the scores of Jos Buttler (89) and Ajinkya Rahane (37). Rajasthan needs immediate improvement in its performance before it gets too late.
Head to Head
Punjab won -8
Rajasthan won- 10
KXIP: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (WK), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami.
RR: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Steven Smith, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtam / Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin(C), Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Sam Curran, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Agnivesh Ayachi, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Lokesh Rahul, PrabhSimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Steven Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Sanju Samson, Shashank Singh, Riyan Parag,Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jaydev Unadkat, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Liam Livingstone, Manan Vohra, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Ish Sodhi.
Source: NYOOOZ DESK - IPL 2019