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IPL 8: Match 3 KXIP vs RR – Head to head record


  • After an exciting finish in yesterday’s match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils, where CSK managed to win by a run, today’s encounter is expected to be no less of a thriller. Both the teams competing today are filled with match winners and more over with World Champions. The reason we say that, Rajasthan Royals is led by Shane Watson and has other Australians like Steve Smith and James Faulkner in the team.

    On the other hand Kings XI Punjab is led by George Bailey and other Australians in this team include Glen Maxwell, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Johnson. Both these teams are dependent on their Australian counterpart, the current world champions and that is one of the few reasons why this match is going to be a cracker of a match.

    Before we discuss further let us take a look as to how both these teams have performed against each other in previous 7 seasons

    Winner

    Margin

    MoM

    Venue

    Match Date

    Rajasthan Royals

    6 Wickets

    Shane Watson

    Jaipur

    Apr 21, 2008

    Kings XI Punjab

    41 Runs

    Shaun Marsh

    Mohali

    May 28, 2008

    Kings XI Punjab

    27 Runs

    Kumar Sangakkara

    Cape Town

    Apr 26, 2009

    Rajasthan Royals

    78 Runs

    Graeme Smith

    Durban

    May 5, 2009

    Rajasthan Royals

    31 Runs

    Adam Voges

    Mohali

    Mar 24, 2010

    Rajasthan Royals

    9 Wickets

    Michael Lumb

    Jaipur

    Apr 7, 2010

    Kings XI Punjab

    48 Runs

    Shaun Marsh

    Mohali

    Apr 21, 2011

    Rajasthan Royals

    31 Runs

    Ajinkya Rahane

    Jaipur

    Apr 6, 2012

    Rajasthan Royals

    43 Runs

    Shane Watson

    Mohali

    May 5, 2012

    Rajasthan Royals

    6 Wickets

    James Faiulkner

    Jaipur

    Apr 14, 2013

    Rajasthan Royals

    8 Wickets

    Kevon Cooper

    Mohali

    May 9, 2013

    Kings XI Punjab

    7 Wickets

    Glen Maxwell

    Sharjah

    Apr 20, 2014

    Kings XI Punjab

    16 Runs

    Shaun Marsh

    Mohali

    May 23, 2014

    TOTAL: 13 Matches

     

    RR 8 : 5 KXIP

     

     

    *Stats updated till 9 April, 2015

    Off the 13 matches played among both these teams, Rajasthan has won 8, whereas Punjab has won 5. But last season both these teams faced each other, it was Kings who dominated the Royals. There will be a lot of glamour expected in the match too as Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty would go all out to support their respective teams. Above all the match is being played in Pune, which has one of the best stadiums in India.

    Above all, many eyes would be on Virender Sehwag too. India’s opening batsmen would like to make a mark and prove to the World that he’s still got a lot of cricket left in him. Rahul Dravid as a mentor on the other side would be crucial to motivate the Royals team.

    Players to watch out for:

    Shaun Marsh:
    With 3 Man of the Match awards in the 13 encounters both these teams have had. We can say that Marsh loves playing against the Royals and like scoring runs against them too.

    Steve Smith:
    Has had a terrific season in Australia and would love to continue the show, here in India too. He has got the temperament and the skill too, all that a player requires. He can definitely be valuable player this season.

    Most Runs
    RR – Shane Watson : 2025 Runs
    KXIP – Virender Sehwag : 2629 Runs

    Most Wickets
    RR – Rajat Bhatia : 63 Wickets
    KXIP – Mitchell Johnson : 41 Wickets

    Captain
    RR – Shane Watson
    KXIP – George Bailey

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