Match 50 - Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals
At the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
Both the teams eye on securing a playoff spot with RR desperate to stay alive in the race. Currently, KXIP are 4th in the points table with 12 points while RR are at 2nd last spot with 10 points from 12 games. A must win for RR.
KL Rahul led KXIP team has surprised everyone with their 5 consecutive victories against top four teams in the IPL 2020. The last time these two teams squared off this season, KXIP scored 223/2 after Mayank Agarwal scored his maiden IPL 100. However RR crossed the finish line (226/6) after Samson’s half-century and a Rahul Tewatia show.
KXIP: KL Rahul (C, wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda/Mayank Agarwal, Chris Jordan, M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami
RR: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith ©, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi