The 50th match of the 13th season of IPL will be played on Friday between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Kings XI Punjab will be aiming to take the next step towards the playoffs by maintaining this winning campaign on Friday, while it will be a ‘survival battle’ for Rajasthan Royals.
Kings XI Punjab is quite confident with the previous victories. They have made it to the top four by registering five consecutive wins. Currently, they are placed on the fourth spot in 12 matches with 12 points while the Royals are in seventh place with ten points from 12 matches.
Barring the defending champions Mumbai Indians, the ground is open for the remaining six teams, while the Chennai Super Kings have been eliminated. If the Royals lose on Friday, they will also be out of the race. Punjab, on the other hand, will be expecting the same performance from Rahul who has scored the most runs in the tournament so far. The arrival of Chris Gayle has strengthened the team.
It remains to be seen whether
Mayank Agarwal, who was out of two matches due to a knee injury, returns to the team. Mandeep Singh scored an unbeaten 66 against Kolkata Knight Riders to open the innings, giving the team an extra option. In the last few matches, Punjab’s bowling has been superb under Mohammad Shami.
On the other hand, after defeating the top-ranked Mumbai, the Royals will be aiming to maintain the winning momentum. Ben Stokes has returned to form, scoring an unbeaten 107 against Mumbai. Sanju Samson has also regained the lost rhythm, although skipper Steve Smith’s poor form may have kept the Royals at bay. Rajasthan’s bowling average under Jofra Archer has been average. Archer took 17 wickets in 12 matches at an economy rate of 6.71 but he did not get the support from the rest of the bowlers.
Match: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR), Match 50
Date: 30th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 14:00 (GMT) / 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The average score on Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the last few matches was around 184. It offers help to both the batsmen and the bowlers. The Pitch will be expected to slow down as the match progresses. With dew not expected to play much of a role, both teams will look to the chase. 170 is considered a par score at this venue as both teams chase a play-off place in IPL 2020.
It will be a sunny day in Abu Dhabi with zero chances of rain spoiling the game. The highest temperature will be around 37°C while the minimum temperature will be around 27°C.
KXIP vs RR Head-To-Head
- Total Matches Played: 20
- Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Won: 09
- Rajasthan Royals (RR) Won: 11
- No Result: 0
Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Match Number 50 – Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Predicted Playing 11 For Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
KL Rahul (C/WK), Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh.
Predicted Playing 11 For Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (WK), Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot/Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi and Shreyas Gopal.
Dream11 IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul, Jos Buttler
- Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Riyan Parag, Steve Smith
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Ben Stokes
- Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal.
- Captain: KL Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Ben Stokes
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Squads
Kings XI Punjab Squad:
KL Rahul (C) (WK), Chris Gayle/Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran/Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Tajinder Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan.
Rajasthan Royals Squad:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson (WK), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Ben Stokes, Aniruddha Joshi, Anuj Rawat, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, David Miller.
MI vs KXIP Broadcast Details
- Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST | 6:00 PM Local Time
- TV: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP