The next match of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a bit unexpected one as both the teams have locked horns with each other on Sunday itself only the home team changes, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Jaipur. While KXIP got the better of RR in their last fixture on Sunday as they were outplayed by the brilliance of KL Rahul who took his team home with 8 balls to spare. While Punjab registered the win at their home turf, Rajasthan will now be seeking revenge and will not leave any stone unturned to now win at their own den. Apart from the revenge factor, there is no doubt about the fact that both the teams do have proven match-winners in their respective squads who can single-handedly take the game away from any opposition. Let us have a look at the Players to watch out for fantasy sites for RR vs KXIP.
1) Jos Butler
In the last games against DD and KXIP, Jos Buttler took the opportunity of being promoted up the order with both hands as he ended up scoring two consecutive PL half-centuries, 67 (26) and 51 (39). Opening the batting with D’Arcy Short, he used the big handle from the word go in a thrilling chase. Hopefully, he will continue the form in Jaipur as well.
2) K Gowtham
The story of the off-spin all-rounder from Karnataka is very interesting. The 29-year old, K Gowtham was contracted by Mumbai Indians in the last year of the IPL. He was made to warm the bench throughout the season and did not play even a single match for Mumbai. In the match against Mumbai, Gowtham came out to bat against his old franchise. RR needed 42 runs from 18 balls and had lost three quick wickets. KG slammed an 11-ball 33* to knock Mumbai out of the match. Since then he has not managed to bat in the same vein and has taken three wickets in the three matches.
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3) Mujeeb Ur Rahman
In the game against DD, apart from picking up the wicket of Rishabh Pant at a point in the match which perhaps changed the course of the game, what Mujeeb Ur Rahman did the best was defend 17 runs in the last over of the match against Shreyas Iyer. Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked up match figures of 4-0-25-2 against DD and kept the Delhi batsmen guessing. Even in the last game against RR, he was the pick of the bowlers for his team as he finished the game with a spell of 3-27 and he is expected to continue to do so in Jaipur as well.
4) KL Rahul
The Bangalore boy took the IPL by storm in the first few matches and has looked in an amazing touch since. KL Rahul has batted in his purple form and has notched bulk of runs. Whenever Rahul has scored big, the pressure has never fallen on the fragile middle order of Punjab and he has also allowed Gayle to relax. Rahul began in style with the fastest IPL fifty against Delhi Daredevils in the first match which just blew away the Double D’s.
In the last game against RR, he played responsible innings of 84 (54) and batted till the end in order to make sure that his team gone past the winning line with more than an over to spare.