The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 50th match on 30th October when Kings XI Punjab will take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab are back on winning ways and are looking to seal a playoff finish. Last Monday, they secured an 8-wicket chasing victory over KKR thanks to brilliant batting from Mandeep Singh (66*-off-56) and the veteran Chris Gayle (51-off-29). Shami maintains his form, picking three wickets, with double scalps from both Jordan and Bishnoi.
Full squad: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ravi Bishnoi, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel.
After a striking win against MI on Sunday, there is still a minimal chance for RR to make it to the top four. They chased down Mumbai’s total of 195 with 8 wickets remaining, thanks to a spectacular century from Ben Stokes, partnered with Sanju Samson who also produced a swift fifty till the end of the chase. Archer and Gopal both picked double scalps but the rest of the bowling squad were comparatively costlier.
Full Squad: Steve Smith (c), Jofra Archer, David Miller, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Anuj Rawat, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Waging odds: Kings XI Punjab (1.72) vs Rajasthan Royals (2.00)
Kings XI Punjab are priced at 1.72 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹172 if they come out as winners.
Rajasthan Royals are the underdogs and are priced at 2.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
In their previous faceoff in the current IPL, RR won by 4 wickets in the game that saw a total of 449 runs. Both teams have massive run-scoring potential and are expected to put up massive scores. However, the bowling squad will be effective to make the difference and its where KXIP has the upper hand.
Kings XI Punjab will win the match.