Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face-off Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the IPL 2020 clash at the Sharjah Cricket stadium on Sunday. It will be a match of equals as both teams are capable of raking up big totals on board and have a few star players in the ranks who can change the match by their own.
Rajasthan Royals got off to a stunning start in their IPL 2020 campaign as they posted a mammoth total and then restricted CSK in the chase. However, Rajasthan Royals will be wary of KXIP, as they have shown that they can post mammoth total. KXIP captain KL Rahul is in blistering form and will look to make it count for his team once again.
IPL 2020 Match 9: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Match Prediction
Kings XI Punjab will hold a slight edge over Rajasthan Royals in the match due to their bowling abilities. If KXIP can put up a big total on board then they have bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin to back the batting. Mujeeb ur Rahman, yet to feature in a match, will also remain in the contention for the game.
Rajasthan Royals will expect their batsmen to do the job. The likes of Steve Smith, Sanju Samson are capable of guiding their side to a big total. The onus of bowling will rely highly on Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal.
Franchises have opted to bowl, after winning the toss in most of the matches in IPL 2020. But however, the team batting second, have failed to chase down the targets on a few occasion with the ball holding the deck with the dew factor in play. It might also see the captain winning the toss, opting to bat first in the next few matches.