Following an amazing second day at the Indian Premier League (IPL), the stage is set for Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur will host the match as two teams mull over their best combination for the remainder of the season.
Both the teams are well equipped, both with bat and ball, with some big names waiting to play their part in their team’s victory.
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After the comeback of David Warner for Sunrisers Hyderabad, it is time for Steven Smith who has made himself available from the first match starting today for Rajasthan Royals. The English duo of Ben Stokes and Jos Butler may also feature in the XI along with Jofra Archer.
For Kings XI Punjab, David Miller is likely to miss out as he might not make it in time following the conclusion of T20I series against Sri Lanka last night. Young Sam Curran seems like a must-have all-rounder along with the West Indians Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran.
These are the possible playing XIs for the two teams:
- Ajinkya Rahane (capt)
- Jos Buttler (wk)
- Steven Smith
- Sanju Samson
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
- Rahul Tripathi
- K Gowtham
- Jofra Archer
- Jaydev Unadkat
- Dhawal Kulkarni
Kings XI Punjab
- Chris Gayle
- KL Rahul (wk)
- Mayank Agarwal
- Sarfaraz Khan
- Nicholas Pooran
- Mandeep Singh
- Sam Curran
- R Ashwin (capt)
- Mohammed Shami
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Ankit Rajpoot
Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss
Match Time: The match will begin at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan)
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Weather Conditions: 24% humidity is expected with no chances of rain as Jaipur promises a run fest.
Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opt to bowl.
What’s on Twitter?
RR will be seen in all-new Royal Pink.
Our new armour, our new identity. 💗
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 22, 2019
KXIP all set to go all guns blazing tonight.
The Shers have put in the hard yards in training and they will be raring to go all guns blazing on the 22-yards later tonight!
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 25, 2019
Returning from the ban, Steven Smith has set his eyes on the silverware.
His last #VivoIPL game was the final in 2017, and now he is back with an eye on the 🏆 for the Royals.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 25, 2019
Will Steve Smith put up a show like David Warner? Let us who do you think will win today’s match.