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RR vs KXIP T20 IPL 2018 40th Match Prediction

Rajasthan Royals will take on Kings XI Punjab for the 40th Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for KXIP vs RR 40th match of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.

PITCH CONDITIONS:

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Venue Stats – IPL

Total matches 37
Matches won batting first 11
Matches won bowling first 26
Average 1st Inns scores 156
Average 2nd Inns scores 142
Highest total recorded 197/1 (20 Ov) by RR vs RCB
Lowest total recorded 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest score chased 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC
Lowest score defended 153/5 (17.5 Ov) by RR vs DD

Team News:

Rajasthan Royals:

  • D”Arcy Short again started struggling with these bowling pitches. He is not getting any help from it. Klaasen again got a chance to come in place of him.
  • R Tripathi is also not doing well for the team. But RR management is sticking with him. Prashanth Chopra has a very less chance to feature in the playing XI in place of him.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • They made everything correct in this match and they are expected to play with their same team.
  • Openers will be Gayle and KL Rahul.

SQUAD:

Rajasthan Royals:

Ajinkya Rahane(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, D Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera

Kings XI Punjab:

Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

EXPECTED 11:

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Jos Buttler (wk), 2 D’Arcy Short, 3 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 4 Sanju Samson, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Rahul Tripathi, 7 Stuart Binny, 8 K Gowtham, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Shreyas Gopal, 11 Jaydev Unadkat

Kings XI Punjab: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 KL Rahul (wk), 3 Mayank Agarwal, 4 Yuvraj Singh/Manoj Tiwary, 5 Karun Nair, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin (capt), 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Ankit Rajpoot

Fantasy picks

Losing faith in Rahane? Don’t, just yet. He averages 45.8 in Jaipur in T20s. He also made an unbeaten 65, although in a losing cause, against Sunrisers Hyderabad last month. Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer are among the in-form options from Royals’ squad, while it’s a no-brainer to pick Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahul or Gayle from the visiting side.

Trivia

The Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane has won only 2 tosses (out of 9 matches) this season.

The average first innings total in the 4 VIVO IPL 2018 matches at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium is 158.

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