KXIP is a team that has not been able to perform up to its calibre until now. Throughout the different seasons of the IPL, the KXIP squad has only participated in 2 playoffs. In all the other seasons, KXIP has never once been among the top 4 teams on the points table. KXIP has played for the Champions League trophy twice but has never made it to the top. The team’s performance in the 2019 IPL season was mediocre at best.
RR’s track-record is somewhat similar to that of KXIP. However, RR’s expulsion from the IPL in 2015 significantly tarnished the team’s name. The 2015 verdict of the Supreme Court suspended Rajasthan Royals from participating in the tournament for the next two years. This decision came in light of the 2013 betting scandal involving RR and CSK.
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KXIP vs RR
The team remained inactive during the 2016 and 2017 season of the IPL. Regardless, RR started its IPL career by emerging victorious in the inaugural season of the tournament. However, the team’s journey in the IPL ever since has been a bumpy ride. RR’s return to the Indian Premier League is 2018 didn’t end up with the team lifting the cup either. However, Rajasthan Royals finished the season with a respect-worthy fourth position on the points table. The team failed to carry the same momentum to 2019’s rendition of the IPL. RCB was the only team that fared worse than RR in 2019. In other words, RR held the 7th position on the 2019 points table.
KXIP vs RR 2018
The 2018 home-ground clash between KXIP and RR was not hosted at the PCA stadium. Instead, both the teams competed at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. The end-result of the match was in favor of the home team. The target of 153 runs put together by RR in the 1st innings was not a difficult score to beat. It took KXIP a little short of 19 overs to sum up the match. Chris Gayle did not bat as well as expected. However, Kannur Lokesh Rahul exhibited magnificent batsmanship and contributed 84 runs to the chase. Even at the bowling end, KXIP’s performance was nothing short of commendable. Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s agile attack took 3 RR players down. He received the player of the match title for the same.
KXIP vs RR 2019
KXIP battled against RR in its home ground at PCA Stadium, Mohali on 16 April 2019. The end-result of the match was thoroughly disappointing for RR. However, the home team exhibited exemplary sportsmanship and snatched a victory that was completely deserved. After KXIP finished the first innings with a total of 184 runs, RR geared up for the chase. Rahul Tripathi was the only batsman from RR who didn’t fail at the hands of KXIP’s bowlers. He scored 50 runs in 45 balls and went back to the pavilion after playing for 74 mins. Ravichandran Ashwin retired two key batsmen from RR (including Rahul Tripathi). His performance in this match also won him the player of the match title. At the batting end, KXIP players showed a united front. Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Aggarwal, and David Miller gave steady performances.
KXIP vs RR Match Prediction
The outcomes of future KXIP vs RCB matches are difficult to predict. However, we can make assumptions based on the last clash between both the teams. Based on this information, we can affirm that RCB has higher chances of winning in future KXIP vs RCB matches. Their last clash ended with RCB’s victory by 17 runs. AB de Villiers received the mantle of player of the match. He exhibited exemplary batsmanship and scored 82 runs in 44 balls. Parthiv Patel was also in good form in this match.
KXIP vs RR Live
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KXIP vs RR Head to Head
Games Played: 19
Rajasthan Royals wins: 10
Kings XI Punjab wins: 9
KXIP and RR have faced each other in 19 head-to-head clashes. Neither of the two teams holds dominion over the number of victories. RR has beat KXIP 10 times whereas KXIP has emerged victorious 9 times. These numbers help us infer that whenever KXIP and RR collide, the likelihood of either team’s victory is analogous. The highest score that KXIP has ever pulled off against RR is that of 221 runs. RR’s highest score within the same context is that of 211 runs. Yet again, these stats reinforce that both these teams perform almost equally well whenever they compete. The leaderboards created using data from these 19 HTH clashes bring some interesting details to the forefront. According to these leaderboards, Shaun Marsh of KXIP comes out as the player with the most runs. He also holds the highest score put together in a single match. However, Ravichandran Ashwin holds the best strike rate. On the bowling end of the leaderboards, Piyush Chawla comes out as the leading wicket-taker. However, players from the Rajasthan Royals occupy the next 3 positions.
KXIP and RR are two star-studded teams. They comprise heavy-hitting batsmen as well as tactical bowlers. Both teams still have a lot to prove. RR has not won another IPL title ever since the inaugural edition of the tournament. Along the same lines, KXIP still has to win its first IPL trophy. The 2020 season of the Indian Premier League will be a suspenseful one for fans of both the teams. Let’s see if either of KXIP and RR manages to ascend to the top.
Apr 16, 2019 – 32nd Match at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh (night)
Kings XI Punjab 182/6 (20 ov) vs Rajasthan Royals 170/7 (20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 12 runs
Best Batsman: KL Rahul 52 (47) & Best Bowler: Jofra Archer 3/15 (4)
Mar 25, 2019 – 4th Match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur (night)
Kings XI Punjab 184/4 (20 ov) vs Rajasthan Royals 170/9 (20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 14 runs
Best Batsman: Chris Gayle 79 (47) & Best Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/31 (4)
|2019||Kings XI Punjab||12 Runs||Mohali|
|2019||Kings XI Punjab||14 Runs||Jaipur|
|2018||Rajasthan Royals||15 Runs||Jaipur|
|2018||Kings XI Punjab||6 Wickets||Indore|
|2015||Kings IX Punjab||One-Over Eliminator||Ahmedabad|
|2015||Rajasthan Royals||26 Runs||Pune|
|2014||Kings XI Punjab||16 Runs||Sharjah|
|2014||Kings XI Punjab||7 Wickets||Mohali|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||8 Wickets||Mohali|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2012||Rajasthan Royals||43 Runs||Mohali|
|2012||Rajasthan Royals||31 Runs||Jaipur|
|2011||Kings XI Punjab||48 Runs||Mohali|
|2010||Rajasthan Royals||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2010||Rajasthan Royals||31 Runs||Mohali|
|2009||Rajasthan Royals||78 Runs||Durban|
|2009||Kings XI Punjab||27 Runs||Cape Town|
|2008||Kings XI Punjab||41 Runs||Mohali|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|