IPL 2019, Match 32 – KXIP vs RR: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Who would you leave out among Gayle, Buttler and Rahul from your Fantasy team?
Updated - Apr 15, 2019 10:31 pm
After winning seven matches in a row at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lost to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets in their last home game. Though the encounter went down to the last over, Punjab could only pick up a couple of RCB’s wickets on a strip, which had pretty less in the store for the bowlers. In the meantime, Chris Gayle’s patient 99* went in vain.
With the loss, KXIP currently stands in the fifth spot of the points table in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). In their next contest, the Ravi Ashwin-captained Punjab-based franchise is scheduled to lock horns with the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at home itself. The Royals would be high on confidence as well after edging past the Mumbai Indians (MI) in a last-over thriller at the Wankhede Stadium.
The 32nd game of the IPL between KXIP and RR will be hosted by PCA Stadium in Mohali.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (14:30 PM GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
As per AccuWeather, there are chances of rain throughout the day from morning 9 am to 12 am. Hence, there is a chance of the match getting abandoned as well. The cloud cover would be a significant one and it goes without saying that it’s not a good piece of news both for the cricketers and the fans.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Average first-innings score: 176 – last 5 night IPL matches in Mohali
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3
KXIP – L, L, W, L, W
RR – W, L, L, W, L
The pitch at the PCA Stadium in Mohali has been an excellent one, especially for batting. Runs will be on offer when the ball will be new and hard during the powerplay. Chasing on the strip seems to be the more sensible option.
Probable Playing XI:
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bench: Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Ankit Rajpoot
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat
Bench: Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Ashton Turner
(Will be updated when there’s any news)
Chris Gayle in Mohali since 2018 – 63, 104*, 40, 16, 99*
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: KL Rahul, Jos Buttler, Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain Options: Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson, Chris Gayle
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Sanju Samson
Batsmen – Chris Gayle (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler (C)
All-Rounders – Ravi Ashwin, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Keeper – KL Rahul (C)
Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler (VC)
All-Rounders – Ravi Ashwin, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Murugan Ashwin, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer
It’s difficult to pick Buttler, Gayle and Rahul in one team as all three have credits of 10.5.
Punjab are expected to win this encounter.