IPL 2020, Match 9: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 9: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Stats Preview

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On Sunday (27th September) evening, during the ninth match of the IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will meet at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).

It will be the second game for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020. In their opening match of this tournament, Rajasthan Royals faced Chennai Super Kings (CSK), where they won by 16 runs. Since their return to the IPL after completing the suspension period, it was the first time when RR won their IPL season opener.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab have already played two matches where they suffered one Super Over defeat but won the other one. In their tournament opener against Delhi Capitals (DC), KXIP were unlucky as they tied that match but lost the Super Over contest.

In their second game of this season, KXIP thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 97 runs and registered their first victory in the IPL 2020.

Let’s look at some crucial stats preview before the upcoming 9th match of the IPL 2020 between RR vs KXIP

Head-to-head records between RR vs KXIP

Stats Matches RR Won KXIP Won Tied No Result
Overall 19 10 8 1 (KXIP won) 0
In IPL 19 10 8 1 (KXIP won) 0
In UAE 1 0 1 0 0
In last 5 matches 5 1 3 1 (KXIP won) 0
In IPL 2019 2 0 2 0 0
  • Streaks running: In the last season, Kings XI Punjab won both the matches against Rajasthan Royals. At present, KXIP is going with two-match winning streak against Rajasthan Royals. Last time, RR beat KXIP at Jaipur on 8th May 2018 where RR won by 15 runs.

 

Records of RR and KXIP in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RR 6 3 2 1 (1/0) 0
KXIP 7 6 0 1 (0/1) 0

 

Important stats between RR vs KXIP

(Teams’ Stats)

Stats RR (vs KXIP) KXIP (vs RR)
Highest total 211/4 (20 overs) at Durban on 5th May 2009 221/3 (20 overs) at Mohali on 28th May 2008
Lowest completed total 112/7 (20 overs) at Cape Town on 26th April 2009 124 (18.5 overs) at Jaipur on 14th April 2013
Largest victory (by runs) 78 runs at Durban on 5th May 2009 48 runs at Mohali on 21st April 2011
Largest victory (by wickets) 9 wickets at Jaipur on 7th April 2010 7 wickets at Sharjah on 20th April 2014

 

(Top players’ stats)

Stats RR (vs KXIP) KXIP (vs RR)
Highest individual score 98 by Ajinkya Rahane at Jaipur on 6th April 2012 115 by Shaun Marsh at Mohali on 28th May 2008
Best bowling figures 4/26 by Kevon Copper at Jaipur on 6th April 2012 4/34 by Ryan Harris and Andrew Tye (once each)
Most runs scored 373 runs by Ajinkya Rahane 409 runs by Shaun Marsh
Most wickets 11 wickets by Siddarth Trivedi 14 wickets by Piyush Chawla

 

Other important stats

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

  • The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (21 wickets) needs to pick up two more wickets to surpass Sohail Tanvir (22 wickets) and become the second most IPL wicket-taker as a left-arm bowler for Rajasthan Royals. The left-arm Australian pacer James Faulkner is leading this table with 47 IPL wickets for this team.
Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, RR vs KXIP, Stats, Stats Preview
Jaydev Unadkat (Photo Credit: BCCI)
  • With four more wickets, Shreyas Gopal (31 wickets) will surpass the leg-spinner Pravin Tambe (35 wickets) and will become the most Indian wicket-taker for Rajasthan Royals. Among the other overseas spinners of this team, only their former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warner is ahead from Gopal and Tambe with 58 wickets for this team.
Shreyas Gopal, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, RR vs KXIP, Stats, Stats Preview
Shreyas Gopal (Image Credit: IPL)
  • Sanju Samson (98 sixes) is two sixes behind to complete his 100 IPL sixes.
Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, RR vs KXIP, Stats, Stats Preview
Sanju Samson (Image Credit: IPL)
  • Sanju Samson (6 stumpings) is two stumpings away to become the wicket-keeper with most stumpings for Rajasthan Royals. While he is currently in the joint second position in this list with Dishant Yagnik (6 stumpings), Naman Ojha made 7 T20 stumpings for this team.

 

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

  • Glenn Maxwell (78 sixes) needs to hit one more six to become the second most IPL six-hitter for KXIP by surpassing Shaun Marsh (78 sixes). David Miller is leading this list with 87 IPL sixes for this team.
Glenn Maxwell, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, RR vs KXIP, Stats, Stats Preview
Glenn Maxwell (Image Credit: IPL)

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