IPL 2020, Match 50: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 50: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Stats Preview

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On Friday (30th October) evening, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on each other at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) in the 50th match of this season.

Both teams will play their 13th match of this season. Having 12 points (6 wins and 6 loses), Kings XI Punjab are in the fourth position in the IPL 2020 points table. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals have 10 points (5 wins and 7 loses) and they are standing in the seventh position in the same points table.

It will be their second meeting this season. They met for the first time this season during the 9th match of this tournament (at Sharjah on 27th September 2020), where Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 50: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 50: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals (KXIP vs RR) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

KXIP (oldest to latest) – Won, Won, Won, Won and Won

RR (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Won, Lost and Won

Men-in-form

Stats KXIP RR
Top run-scorers KL Rahul (595 runs) Sanju Samson (326 runs)
Mayank Agarwal (398 runs) Steven Smith (276 runs)
Nicholas Pooran (329 runs) Jos Buttler (271 runs)
Top wicket-takers Mohammed Shami (20 wickets) Jofra Archer (17 wickets)
Ravi Bishnoi (12 wickets) Shreyas Gopal (9 wickets)
Murugan Ashwin (9 wickets) Rahul Tewatia (7 wickets)

 

Records of KXIP and RR in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
KXIP 17 10 5 2 (1/1) 0
RR 17 7 9 1 (1/0) 0

 

Records of KXIP and RR at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
KXIP 4 2 2 0 (0/0) 0
RR 7 4 2 1 (1/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

KL Rahul

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KL Rahul (Image Credit: IPL)

i) KL Rahul has scored 1847 IPL runs for Kings XI Punjab. Scoring four more runs, Rahul will become the second most IPL run-scorer for this team after surpassing David Miller, who scored 1850 IPL runs for this team.

ii) KL Rahul has already scored 595 runs in the ongoing IPL 2020. Among the KXIP batsmen, only Shaun Marsh in IPL 2008 (616 runs) and KL Rahul in IPL 2018 (659 runs) managed to score more runs in an IPL season.

Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle (Image Credit: IPL)

i) Chris Gayle has already hit 993 T20 sixes. With seven more sixes, the left-handed batsman will be the first batsman to hit 1000 T20 sixes.

 

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Jaydev Unadkat

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Jaydev Unadkat (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (172 wickets) is two wickets away to surpass the former Indian left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan (173 wickets) and become the most T20 wicket-taker as an Indian left-arm bowler. In overall, Unadkat will be the ninth most T20 wicket-taker among the Indian bowlers.

ii) While the left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has taken 25 wickets for Rajasthan Royals, he is one wicket away to become the second most T20 wicket-taker as a left-arm bowler for Rajasthan Royals after surpassing Pakistan left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir (25 wickets). Only Australian left-arm pacer James Faulkner is ahead of them in this list with 53 T20 wickets for this team.

Jos Buttler

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Jos Buttler (Image Credit: IPL)

i) English cricketer Jos Buttler (48 sixes) will become the fifth Rajasthan Royals cricketer to hit 50 T20 sixes by adding two more sixes.

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