IPL 2018: Match 38, Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial game between the Kings and the Royals.

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Kings XI Punjab’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman celebrates fall of a wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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An interesting tournament schedule meant the Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals face each other twice in the space of three days that too at a crucial stage in the tournament. Kings XI won have five out of the eight matches they played but the last two matches haven’t gained them a point. Royals also suffered close defeats in their previous two matches, however, have a much worse overall tally having lost five out of the eight matches. Hereon, they need to win all their matches to remain in the race for the playoffs while KXIP will want to bounce back and make their qualification certain.

Key stats and numbers that you should be excited about ahead of the crucial game:

3 – Ravichandran Ashwin failed to pick up a single wicket in the last three matches despite bowling his quota of four overs each time. This is the first time in his IPL career that Ashwin hasn’t picked a wicket in three consecutive matches after completing his full quota.

6 – Teams batting second won all the six matches in the IPL that were hosted at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Kings XI Punjab have won three out of the five games at this venue and have lost twice in two games to Mumbai Indians.

9-5Rajasthan Royals lead the head to head record in the IPL against Kings XI Punjab by 9-5 after 15 meetings. The previous game between these two team ended in a tie and KXIP won in the Super Over.

38.80 – Ajinkya Rahane’s batting average against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. He has scored 388 runs in 13 IPL innings against KXIP that includes three fifties. Sanju Samson also averages 38.85 against KXIP having scored 272 runs in ten IPL innings.

198 – Number of sixes Sanju Samson has hit in his professional career so far; the form he is in Samson will want to complete 200 sixes in this match.

302Chris Gayle has scored 302 runs in just five innings in this IPL. Previously, he had scored 227 in 10 innings in 2016 and 200 runs after playing nine innings in the 2017 season.

930 – Mayank Agarwal needs 70 more runs to complete 1000 runs in the IPL. He also needs 54 runs to complete 8000 runs in his professional career.

958 – Yuvraj Singh is 42 more short of hitting the 1000-run mark for KXIP in the IPL. He will be the 6th player to score 1000 IPL runs for KXIP. Yuvraj also needs 50 more runs to complete 26000 runs in his professional career.