Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are looking for their second wins of IPL 2020.
In the 9th match of IPL 2020, Anil Kumble trained KXIP takes on Shane Warne guided Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.
Both teams are looking strong with big hitters on each side.Considering the short ground of Sharjah, KXIP captain KL Rahul may call the mighty Chris Gayle into the playing XI while Rajasthan Royals are cherished to have Jos Buttler back.
He has missed the opening game against CSK owing to quarantine rules.
Rajasthan Royals confidence is very high as they have beaten CSK by a margin of 16 runs in their opening match.
The Steve Smith-led team is looking to continue the winning spree to get to the top place in the points table.On the other side, KXIP, though lost to DC in their opening match, bounced back by crushing RCB for a 97-run win in their second match.
Being the top scorer in the IPL 2020, KXIP captain KL Rahul is very confident to continue the same spirit against RR.Moreover, the chances are more to bring Chris Gayle considering the shorter Sharjah ground.
Meanwhile, RR’s confidence has increased after an emphatic win in their opening match against CSK, and the return of Jos Buttler has added more to it.Buttler has an outstanding record against KXIP.He scored 335 runs from seven games at an average of 47.His only concern would be Mohammed Shami from KXIP who is pretty much successful against Buttler.He has just scored 18 runs from Shami’s 15 balls giving his wicket once in the IPL.
The game starts at 7:30 PM IST on Sunday at Sharjah.