IPL 2019, Match 4 – RR vs KXIP: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Kings are yet to win a match in Jaipur in five attempts, losing all of them.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have been involved in some riveting encounters in the last 11 seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the Kings, captained by Ravi Ashwin, don’t have many reasons to cheer for the reason that their next match would be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, which is deemed to be the Royals’ fortress since the inaugural edition.

The same is for the reason that KXIP slumped to defeat in all their five encounters at the venue and need to pull a rabbit out of its hat in order to turn their fortunes around. The Royals, on the contrary, made their way into the playoffs after a topsy-turvy journey in the last edition of the tournament. The would be looking to get off to a decent start with yet another thumping win against the Kings in Jaipur.


Match Details:

The fourth game of the IPL between RR and KXIP will be hosted by the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions:

The temperature is expected to be on the lower side. But it’s going to be hot and humid in Jaipur as summer takes centre stage in the Pink City. There isn’t any chance of rain tomorrow night.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

RR – L. W, L, W, W

KXIP – L, L, L, L, L

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average first-innings score: 165.5 (4 night 20-over IPL matches in 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won 3, Lost 1

Probable Playing XI:

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron

Bench: Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Mandeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot

Bench: David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, Murugun Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi.

Team News

Ashton Turner is with the Australian team for the ODI series against Pakistan.

Power Picks

KL Rahul scored 84 not out and 95 not out while chasing against RR in IPL 2018.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, KL Rahul, Jos Buttler

Vice Captain Options: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Mayank Agarwal

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Keeper – KL Rahul (C)

Batsmen – Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal (VC)

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (C), Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami

Expert Advice:

In the keeper’s category, both KL Rahul and Jos Buttler are good options and it’s tricky making a pick out of the two. Both are also likely to open the batting.

Probable Winners:

The Royals are likely to come out trumps.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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