Both teams are playing their 13th match of this season. In the latest IPL 2020 points table, Kings XI Punjab are in the 4th position with 12 points (6 wins and 6 loses) and Rajasthan Royals are in the 7th position with 10 points (5 wins and 7 loses).
It is their second meeting of this season. They met for the first time in this season during the 9th match of the IPL 2020 at Sharjah on 27th September 2020. It was the high-scoring match where Rajasthan Royals claimed a 4-wicket victory.
IPL 2020, Match 50: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals (KXIP vs RR) – Toss Report
Rajasthan Royals captain Steven Smith won the toss and decided to field first. They made only one alteration in the playing XI as Varun Aaron replaced Ankit Rajpoot.
Smith said, “We will bowl. Don’t know what happens here with the dew, so we are gonna chase tonight. It’s been a bit of up and down tournament for us. It’s been a tough one, we’ve got Varun Aaron in tonight. He brings a lot of pace and comes in for Rajpoot. Hopefully, he can add something for us in the Powerplay.”
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul confirmed that they have maintained the winning combination without making any alteration.
Rahul said, “I would’ve looked to bowl as well, but looks like a good wicket, so will remain the same for the 40 overs. It’s just everything coming together, the last four or five games, we’ve come really well. It’s good to see and it’s been a complete team effort. We would look to go out there and enjoy ourselves. Same team.”
IPL 2020, Match 50: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals (KXIP vs RR) – Playing XIs
Rajasthan Royals (RR): Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): KL Rahul (C/wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh