IPL 2020: KXIP vs RR - Preview, Post Match Reviews & Discussions

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.

Probable XIs:

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

Mumbai first team to qualify for playoffs after CSK beat KKR


Milestones on the cards

  • KL Rahul inches closer to another record - needs 5 runs to complete 600 runs this IPL season. He is also 37 runs away from completing 2000 IPL runs as wicketkeeper.

  • Glenn Maxwell requires 1 run to complete 1500 IPL runs.

  • Shreyas Gopal needs 3 wickets to complete 50 IPL wickets.

  • Sanju Samson requires 2 dismissals to complete 50 IPL dismissals (43 catches/5 stumpings) for Rajasthan Royals


Fantastic knock by THE UNIVERSAL BOSS - 99, out 1 short of a century!

Chris Gayle has become the 1st man to record 1,000 T20 sixes.


Rajasthan Royals stay alive in play-off race with 7-wicket win

Terrific batting performance by RR keep them in playoff race. KXIP’s chances get tougher now, but they’re not out of the competition yet.

RR were handed a target of 186 runs. Chris Gayle was the highest run-scorer, smashing 99 runs off 63 deliveries. Gayle’s innings comprised of six boundaries and eight sixes.