Kings XI Punjab will start as favourites when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
KXIP, who were sitting bottom of the table just two weeks back, have won five matches on the bounce to get themselves right back into IPL 2020 playoffs contention.
The inclusion of Universe Boss Chris Gayle has allowed KXIP an explosive batting option. KXIP have won all games in which he has played and has not let the team feel the absence of in-form opener Mayank Agarwal at the top.
Mandeep Singh anchored a brilliant chase last time against Kolkata Knight Riders to cement his spot as opener alongside skipper KL Rahul while Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Glenn Maxwell have been solid bowlers.
Rajasthan Royals meanwhile have also found some new hope of making it to the IPL 2020 playoffs. They comprehensively beat defending champions MI in a 195-run chase in their last game.
English all-rounder Ben Stokes struck his second IPL century to finally hit some form at the top of the order while Sanju Samson emerged from a lean phase to celebrate his call up in the Indian cricket team.
The form of captain Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa and Jos Buttler will be a worry for RR. Jofra Archer has spearheaded the bowling admirably and the young Kartik Tyagi has been a revelation too.
KXIP vs RR head-to-head
Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have gone head-to-head 20 times with RR winning 11 matches to KXIP’s nine.
In their previous encounter in IPL 2020, Rahul Tewatia had famously hit five sixes in an over to carry RR to victory over KXIP.
When is the KXIP vs RR match?
Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals will be played on Friday, October 30. The IPL 2020 match will start live at 7.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Which TV channel will broadcast KXIP vs RR live
Star Sports exclusively broadcasts IPL 2020 live in India.
KXIP vs RR will be telecast on the Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD TV channels.
Live streaming of Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.