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RR vs KXIP, IPL 2020: Rajasthan, Punjab announce playing XI

Rajasthan Royals take on Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in the ninth match of IPL 2020.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 28, 2020 8:43:49 am
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Rajasthan Royals take on Kings XI Punjab in what is expected to be a high-hitting match on Sunday. Sanju Samson, who would want to continue his dream run, made mincemeat of the CSK bowlers, hitting nine sixes in his 32-ball 74 before Jofra Archer joined the party with a four-six burst in the final over in the match played at the same venue.

The Royals captain Steve Smith also chipped in with a 47-ball 69 while playing his first match after concussion-related issues in the United Kingdom. Buttler, who missed the first match due to quarantine rules as he reached UAE separately with his family, is expected to open alongside Yashashvi Jaiswal while Smith will take David Miller’s position in the batting order. Tom Curran and Jofra Archer will again complete the four-player overseas composition.

For KXIP, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell would look to make amends for his low score (5) in the earlier match against RCB. In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami and West Indian Sheldon Cottrell led the pace-bowling department quite well for KXIP while the likes of leg-spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin grabbed three wickets apiece against RCB.


Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (captain), Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Tom Curran, Aniruddha Joshi, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande (RR Full Squad, Players List)

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Simran Singh (wk), Jagadeesha Suchith, Tajinder Singh, Hardus Viljoen (KXIP Full Squad, Players  List)

Live Blog

RR vs KXIP Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020 Live Updates:

19:17 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Who is in and out?

No Gayle. Wait continues to see the “Gayle Storm” in the desert. A couple of big changes in the Rajasthan line-up as Buttler and Rajpoot come in place of Jaiswal and David, whereas the Lions have chosen to stick to their winning combination.

19:09 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI):

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul(c), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

19:06 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI):

Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson(w), Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot

19:05 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Toss Update:

Rajasthan Royals win the toss, opt to field first vs Kings XI Punjab.

19:01 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Jos Buttler vs KL Rahul


18:39 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Must Watch:

Will Smith's helicopter land today?

18:38 (IST)27 Sep 2020
More Predictions:

"Rajasthan should not remove Miller for Buttler. Instead, replace Buttler with Uthappa and Ankit Rajpoot or Kartik Tyagi with Tom Curran. Uthappa cant bat at no.5.That position should be for a finisher," says cricket fan Yashwant on social media.  

18:26 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Battle of the Captains:


18:24 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Yashasvi Jaiswal not in action tonight

Did you read this - Yashasvi Jaiswal seeks MS Dhoni’s blessings before debutYashasvi Jaiswal in all readiness for Match 9.#Dream11IPL #RRvKXIP— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 27, 2020

17:57 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Pitch Report:

The ground at Sharjah Cricket Stadium has short boundaries so yet another high-scoring game might be on the cards. Average first innings score: 216 (At this venue in this tournament) . Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

17:36 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR Probable XI:

Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat

17:16 (IST)27 Sep 2020
KXIP Probable XI:

KL Rahul (c/w), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.

17:00 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR vs KXIP | Who are the players to watch out for?

RR's new-recruit Robin Uthappa has scored 717 runs at a strike rate of 137.35 against KXIP in the IPL so far, while Jos Buttler has amassed 335 runs at an average of 47.85 in seven games versus Punjab. On the other hand, new KXIP skipper KL Rahul has accumulated 275 runs at an average of 55 in seven clashes against the Royals.

16:45 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR vs KXIP | What's the head-to-head record?

The two teams have faced each other 19 times in the IPL so far, and RR holds a 10-9 head-to-head win/loss record over KXIP. Last season, Kings XI beat the Royals in both the encounters, including the match which saw Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin running out Rajasthan opener Jos Buttler at the non-striker's end before bowling a delivery.

15:52 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Coach Kumble and Captain Rahul put their faith in Maxwell
15:33 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Warne wishes RR luck from hotel room
14:45 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR vs KXIP | The return of Jos?
14:35 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR vs KXIP | Approaching milestones

-- Sanju Samson needs 2 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes and needs 62 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs as wicketkeeper
-- Jos Buttler needs 114 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs
-- KL Rahul needs 95 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs for KXIP
-- Karun Nair needs 20 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs

14:00 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR vs KXIP | KL Rahul's brigade works hard
13:50 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR vs KXIP | How might Punjab lineup?

Kings XI Punjab Probable XI: KL Rahul (Captain/Wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

Coming into the match after morale-boosting victories, both KXIP and the Royals would look to build a winning momentum after starting the tournament as underdogs.

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