Kings XI Punjab
Rajasthan Royals has been one of the most followed teams of the IPL. Shooting to fame because of its instant victory in 2008. Being the first-ever team to lift the IPL trophy surely made them shine in every Indian’s eye. Amidst upheavals and scandals like team ban and change of skipper in the middle of the season, Rajasthan Royals has always managed to be in the limelight. The team is also known for promoting new talent and buying players who have never been on the big screen before. Winning the trophy once, RR has reached the playoffs only three times since then.
With Rajasthan Royals keeping 80% of their team and Kings XI Punjab again revamping almost their entire team including the leadership, both the teams look strong to go against each other. When faced with each other, the matches will be full of fun, entertainment, sitting-on-the-edge excitement and a lot of surprises. With KL Rahul leading the Kings, they will have lots of new ideas, maturity, and calmness in the team. All we have to do now is to wait for IPL 2020 to begin and experience all the fun it promises.
Last 5 matches:
RR vs KXIP
A team even weaker than RR is Kings XI Punjab. KXIP also has been one of the original 8 IPL teams formed in 2008. However, KXIP is one of those teams who have never been able to reach the top even after 12 seasons. They have been in the playoffs only twice till now. In addition, they don’t even seem to be getting close. With changing captains and coaches every season, the team has never been able to build a sturdy team like other IPL teams. Let us see how the Kings have fared against the Royals during these years.
RR vs KXIP 2018
When the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab met at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on May 08, 2018, the match served an opportunity for RR to come up from the floor of the table to the middle. The Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs after winning the toss for the day. Posing a target of 159 runs, RR bowled their innings very well and restricted the opposition at mere 143 runs even though KL Rahul waged a lone battle and scored 95 runs unbeaten. But sadly even that did not help KXIP win the match.
RR vs KXIP 2019
After their lost battle in 2018, KXIP got a great opportunity next year at the same place to take good revenge. In fact, in 2019, the Kings XI Punjab recorded their first-ever win at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium when they beat the Rajasthan Royals team by 14 runs. After receiving a target of 185 runs, the Royals were headed in the right direction until the KXIP bowler and skipper Ravichandran Ashwin saw Jos Butler head a little too far off the non-striker’s end and ran him out even before starting to bowl. This run-out came as a major blow for the Royals and ended up losing eight wickets when they just had 77 more runs to make.
RR vs KXIP Match Prediction
Kings XI Punjab has always been the weaker team and Royals have really crushed them from the start. But after coming back from the ban, the Royals took some time to find their footing and Kings had grown quite better which led to the defeat of Royals on major occasions during 2018 and 2019. The last match played between the two teams had been in Mohali when the KXIP won the match by 12 runs.
RR vs KXIP Live
While the Kings XI Punjab has been doing everything, they can to improve as a team, this upcoming season the fans of Rajasthan Royals will be looking forward to the game between the teams more than the fans of Kings XI Punjab. Every Royals fan is keen on watching how the team comes back on top of the Kings, as it has always been before their ban. Those looking to watch the game live but cannot reach the stadium can do so thanks to ample of TV deals in place by IPL all around the world. Those who prefer to watch it via streaming; there are deals in place for companies to stream the matches online too.
RR vs KXIP Head to Head
IPL is 12 seasons old and Rajasthan Royals have played 19 matches against Kings XI Punjab. Out of these, RR has won 10 matches in total while KXIP has managed to win the other 9. The Kings are catching up fast in their ardor to improve. Out of the last 4 matches played, the Kings XI Punjab won 3 matches against Rajasthan Royals. One thing that has been noticed in the Royals’ record of accomplishment is the home-field advantage. But the last season KXIP proved themselves when they defeated Royals even in Jaipur, taking away their advantage. This upcoming season, the entire world of cricket fans is waiting to see what Kings will do next to prove themselves. Being the unstable and weaker team, the Kings XI Punjab has always been surprising the fans with their improved performance. The year 2020 will bring an edge to the game for the Kings and we are all eager to see if they can get up the table and reach the playoffs moving forward. While the RR fans will be in wait to see their team give a repeat of the 2008 performance.
Games Played: 19
Rajasthan Royals wins: 10
Kings XI Punjab wins: 9
RR vs KXIP Results
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|