We have witnessed the game of the tournament as both the teams have met against each other earlier. But now the situation is different and both the teams need to win to ensure their playoff spot. Both the teams are coming off from the stunning victories in their last game. Rajasthan Royals has turned the tables around them by chasing 195 against Mumbai Indians which is considered as one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament. Ben stokes has returned to form with blistering century and he has repaid the faith that the team management has kept in him. He along with Sanju Samson who has also returned to form after the string of low scores has made the chase so easy with their stroke making skills. Promoting Robin Uthappa at the top of the order is working and smith is also looking Cricket Betting Tips in good touch. As far their bowling is concerned they are over-reliant on Jofra Archer and the bowler has lived up to the expectations so far in the tournament. Karthik Tyagi and Ankit Rajput are inconsistent with their line and lengths which makes the path easier for the opponent bowlers to go after them. Their spinners Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Dewatia are doing their job and when you look at the other teams where their spinners are producing match-winning spells which are lagging with RR spinners. Riyan Parag and Rahul Dewatia at the lower order make it vulnerable for any bowling attack. So if they play as a unit then RR is a force to reckon with.
KXIP on another hand is riding on the 5 consecutive victories. Mayank Agarwal’s injury hasn’t dented their progress and Mandeep Singh has found his new Majo at the top order. Inclusion of Chris gayle is paying dividends and the swashbuckling opener has made an immediate effect with two fifties. Chris Jordan has finally found his rhythm. He along with Sami, Arshdeep is doing a really good job with the ball in the last couple of games. As usual young guns Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin are taking care of spin bowling quadrant. They are not only keeping the opponent batsmen quiet but also picking wickets at the regular intervals which makes the job easier for Jordan and Sami at death overs. Maxwell is still out of shorts with the bat but his versatility of being excellent fielder and the decent spin bowler has allowed him to keep his place in the playing XI. He needs some big scores which will add further value to KXIP’s batting line-up. Nicholas Pooran is as usual at his best and he has got all the ability to keep the pitches out of the equation. The best part KXIP line-up is they are playing as a unit and if one batsman fails another one comes in keeps the scoreboard ticking. Captain KL Rahul is doing well with bat and is nearing 600 runs but he hasn’t got the big scores in the last three games. RR is his favourite opposition and it’s time for him to improve his stats against them.
Expected Playing XI:
1 Mayank Agarwal, 2 KL Rahul (capt, wk), 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Mandeep Singh/ Deepak Hooda, 7 Chris Jordan, 8 M Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Arshdeep Singh
1 Ben Stokes, 2 Robin Uthappa, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Riyan Parag, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Shreyas Gopal, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Ankit Rajpoot/ Varun Aaron/ Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Kartik Tyagi
What to expect:
Bowling archer at powerplays won’t work for RR as both Mayank and Rahul are enjoying fabulous record against Archer. With over-reliance on him, RR must find a way to use him smartly.
Jaydev Unadkat may find his way back into the side with the expense of Ankit Rajpoot considering the slow nature of the wicket. His slow deliveries and wide Yorkers can make a considerable impact.
Jofra Archer has the strike rate of over 200 so he may be promoted as a floater to turn the things around.
This is going to be the real IPL Betting Tips cracking encounter as both the teams are equally poised and are doing a pretty decent job in recent times.