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Kings XI Punjab beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 12 runs. (Photo: BCCI)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2020 clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. KXIP have roared back to form in the lucrative tournament at the back of four consecutive wins. A win will help them inch-closer to seal the IPL 2020 playoffs berth with KKR still in contention.

Mayank Agarwal is expected to be back in the setup after suffering injury. It will allow KXIP find depth to the batting with KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. The bowling department will be overseen by the pace of Mohammed Shami and spin from Ravi Bishnoi. Rajasthan Royals on the other hand have nothing to lose in the tournament.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals [Photo-Twitter]

IPL 2020 Match 50: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals: Weather Forecast

The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.

IPL 2020 Match 50: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals: Weather Forecast

The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.

Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.

Weather (Weather.Com)
Weather (Weather.Com)