The ninth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Both the teams have won their previous match. Rajasthan Royals registered a remarkable win against Chennai Super Kings while Kings XI Punjab won their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Notably, both the teams posted 200 plus target and also defended it comfortably to register the victory. So, it is going to be a competitive match between RR and KXIP.
IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Pitch Reports
The clash between RR and KXIP will be the second match played in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. RR had played there and had registered victory against CSK. So, they are well acquainted with the pitch condition there which is an advantage for them as KXIP will play their first match in Sharjah.
The pitch will become more slowish as the game goes on and spinners will dominate the field.
IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Weather Forecast
The maximum temperature will be 37 degrees Celsius and the minimum will be 27 degrees Celsius on the matchday in Sharjah. The wind will blow at a speed of 19 km/hr. The hot and humid weather will trouble the bowlers and batsman. The players need to keep hydrating themselves to keep going in the game.
Kings XI Punjab predicted XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Murgun Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammad Shami.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Undadkat.