Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 9

KL Rahul has been in brilliant form with the bat. In two games, he scored 153 runs at an average of 153 and strike rate of 174. He smashed 132 runs in the last game.


Match Details:

The 9th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.


The Rajasthan Royals, after that fine victory against the Chennai Super Kings in their first game, will be facing Kings XI Punjab. On a small stadium in Sharjah, both these teams would fancy put up big totals and registering yet another win in the tournament. While the Royals would be playing their second game at this venue, it will be the first one for Kings XI Punjab.

Even though the Kings started off with an upset against the Delhi Capitals, they bounced back hard against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. By registering a 97-run win, they not only recovered from the bruises of the first loss but also improved their NRR significantly. They would look to carry this momentum forward and make it two out of two.

RR vs KXIP Match 9 Weather Report

Strong winds are expected during the game and the Sunday evening will be quite hot. The humidity levels are expected to rise as the match progresses.

Pitch Condition/Report:

With short boundaries and a batting-friendly pitch, yet another high-scoring game might be on the cards. It is tough for both the spinners and the pacers to bowl at this venue.

Average first innings score: 216 (At this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Jos Buttler has completed his quarantine period in the UAE and is available for selection.

RR vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

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

Bench: Varun Aaron, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, David Miller.

Kings XI Punjab:

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

Bench: Chris Gayle/Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham.

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RR vs KXIP Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

KL Rahul has been in brilliant form with the bat. In two games, he scored 153 runs at an average of 153 and strike rate of 174. He smashed 132 runs in the last game.

Jos Buttler, who will be playing his first game this season, has been in great form. He was done well in the series against Pakistan and Australia recently.

Sanju Samson seems to be in sublime touch and raced his way to 74 in the last game while maintaining a strike rate of 231.

Steve Smith is another player to watch out for. He mustered 69 runs in the last game and was timing the ball sweetly.

Mohammed Shami picked up four wickets in two matches and has an economy rate under 5 in the tournament.

Jofra Archer picked up just one wicket in the last game but seems to be in great form and seems to have found his rhythm for the pitches in the UAE.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – KL Rahul, Jos Buttler

Vice-Captain Options – Sanju Samson, Steve Smith

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul (c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (vc)

Batters – Sarfaraz Khan, Mayank Agarwal, Steve Smith, Yashasvi Jaiswal

All-Rounders – Rahul Tewatia

Bowlers – Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Jofra Archer

RR vs KXIP D11 H2H

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul, Jos Buttler (c), Sanju Samson

Batters – Robin Uthappa, Steve Smith (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Gopal


Expert Advice:

With the short boundaries in Sharjah, there is a possibility that Chris Gayle might make it to the KXIP side in place of Nicholas Pooran. Watch out for the Playing XIs after the toss.

Today’s RR vs KXIP Probable Winners:

Rajasthan Royals are predicted to win this encounter.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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