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- Rajasthan Royals had won the IPL title in 2008, while Kings XI Punjab could not win the title even once.
- The match between the two teams was played in Sharjah in 2014, in which Punjab defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets.
The 9th match of the 13th season of IPL will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah today. Punjab has defeated Rajasthan 4 times in the last 5 matches. At the same time in 2014, both the teams faced each other in Sharjah, in which Punjab defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets.
This is Punjab’s third and Rajasthan’s second match in the league. Punjab won 1 match and lost 1. Rajasthan had defeated Chennai Super Kings in their first match. Like in the previous match, in this match also Rajasthan will have high expectations from Sanju Samson and Punjab from captain Lokesh Rahul.
Rahul is the highest scorer in the league
Rahul had a brilliant 132-run knock against Bengaluru. It is the highest score made by any Indian batsman in the league. Earlier, Rishabh Pant played an unbeaten innings of 128 runs. In this case, Chris Gayle is on top with a score of 175. Gayle (6) is also at the forefront of most centuries.
Expensive players from both teams
Captain Smith is the most expensive player in Rajasthan with 12.50 crores and Sanju Samson worth 8 crores. At the same time, Captain Lokesh Rahul is the most expensive player in Punjab with a price of 11 crores and Glenn Maxwell 10.75 crores.
Pitch and Weather Report
The sky will be clear during the match in Sharjah. The temperature is likely to be between 27 and 38 degrees Celsius. The pitch can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. The success rate of the first batting team in the last 13 T20s here was 69%.
Smith, Samson and Archer Key Players in Royals Team
Apart from captain Smith, Sanju Samson and David Miller are important batsmen in Rajasthan Royals. All-rounders may include Tom Karan and Shreyas Gopal. Apart from these, in the bowling department, apart from Jofra Archer, who won England’s World Cup, Jaydev Unadkat and big players will be there.
Gayle, Rahul and Maxwell have important responsibility in Punjab
The most experienced veteran Chris Gayle and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will have significant responsibility in the Punjab team along with captain Lokesh Rahul. Opener batsman Mayank Agarwal is also in good form. In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell will play important roles for the team. Young bowlers like Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin will also strengthen Punjab.
Head to head
There has been a fierce competition in the IPL between Rajasthan and Punjab. So far 19 matches have been played between the two. Rajasthan won 10 and Punjab won 9 matches. Talking about the previous season, Punjab defeated Rajasthan in both the matches.
Rajasthan’s success rate higher than Punjab in IPL
Rajasthan Royals, which won the first IPL title (2008), played 148 matches in the league so far, winning 76 and losing 70. 2 matches were inconclusive. At the same time, awaiting their first title, Punjab has so far won 83 matches out of 178 and lost 95. In this league, the Royals had a winning success rate of 51.35% and Punjab’s 46.62%.