IPL 2019: KXIP vs RR Match Preview

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KXIP vs RR Match Preview

The Fourth match of VIVO IPL 2019 will be played between RR (Rajasthan Royals) vs KXIP (Kings XI Punjab) here in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Monday 25 March 2019. The two teams are set to take on their first fixture of VIVO IPL 2019. The Rajasthan Royals – Boosted by the return of Australian former skipper Steve Smith, RR have made a perfect slight change by adding an exciting players to their squad in the form of Ashton Turner and Oshane Thomas.

Rajasthan Royals had an exceptional season in the past IPL edition, when they sneaked into the top four standing. With an exceptional squad this season, the franchise of RR will look to go further than they had the last season.

Kings XI Punjab have made a couple of changes from the last IPL season. There has been a change in the management- with Mike Hesson taking over KXIP as a head coach for the 12th season of IPL. KXIP franchise has announced that they will be retaining only Nine of the last season players who have donned well in IPL 2018.

Look out for Universe Boss Chris Gayle, who seems to have rediscovered his mojo; the Jamaican smashed two centuries and two half-centuries in the ODI series against England not too long ago. Gayle and Rahul provided KXIP brisk starts for most part of last season, and the team management will want them to do more of the season in VIVO IPL 2019.

Here are the playing 11 probables for both the teams:
RR playing 11:

Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith/Liam Livingstone, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tripathi, Manan Vohra.

KXIP playing 11:

Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, K L Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Arshdeep Singh.

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