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IPL 2019, KXIP vs RR Buildup: Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bowl

IPL 2019, KXIP vs RR Buildup: Kings XI Punjab play host to Rajasthan Royals at the IS Bindra Stadium in the IPL.

IPL 2019, KXIP vs RR Buildup: Kings XI Punjab will be at home trying to avoid suffering a third straight defeat of the IPL season with Rajasthan Royals the next opponents. It has been three weeks since their meeting in the season where more than anything else, R Ashwin's Mankading of Jos Buttler bagged the headlines.

KXIP vs RR Live Score, Live Updates

Since that season opener for them, KXIP have been inconsistent with a strong start seeing three defeats in four recent matches. For RR, the start was abysmal with five losses out of six matches but have since recovered slightly. They come into it on the back of a win over Mumbai Indians.

KXIP vs RR Teams, Playing XI, Preview, Buildup:

19:41 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Toss

RR have won the toss and chosen to bowl first.Moises Henriques was set to play his first match of the season but he's injured himself just a moments back. You can stay updated with the live score and live updates of the match here.

19:21 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Arshdeep Singh and Moises Henriques to make debut

Arshdeep Singh and Moises Henriques are all set to make their debut for Kings XI Punjab.

Arshdeep Singh and Moises Henriques all set to make their debit for the @lionsdenkxip tonight.#KXIPvRR pic.twitter.com/qu4kwZXPXY

- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 16 April 2019

19:20 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Excited fans

Our #RoyalArmy are feeling confident with the game approaching!

How are we feeling, Royals? #HallaBol #RR #KXIPvRR pic.twitter.com/UvoMEh8VvR

- Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 16 April 2019

19:06 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Both sides arrive

Both the sides have reached the stadium in Mohali. Half an hour to go before the toss:

The two teams have arrived for Match 32 of the #VIVOIPL πŸ‘Œ pic.twitter.com/gmWhdTJiWC

- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2019

19:04 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Special welcome for the Universe Boss

The customary welcome for the #UniverseBoss πŸ•ΊπŸ•Ί pic.twitter.com/xyXEnzoExQ

- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2019

18:45 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

RR fans turning up in big numbers

Toli hai bhai toli hai, RR ki toli hai! 🎢

Our #RoyalArmy is ready to turn Mohali pink! Where are you watching the game from? #HallaBol #KXIPvRR #RR pic.twitter.com/uvS2n35rDB

- Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 16 April 2019

18:07 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Preview

Rajasthan Royals' performances this season have depended on Jos Buttler's form and they face a Kings XI Punjab side who are looking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats.

FULL PREVIEW

17:36 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Purple Cap

Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin of Kings XI Punjab and Shreyas Gopal of Rajasthan Royals feature in the Purple Cap top ten list.

PURPLE CAP LIST

16:41 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Orange Cap

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab sit on the second and third spot in the Orange Cap list, right after David Warner on the top. Jos Buttler of RR is on the seventh spot.

ORANGE CAP LIST

15:58 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Next up for KXIP, RR

Following the match tonight, KXIP play three straight away matches, and they would be really pleased to do with a win at home. Rajasthan Royals meanwhile would like to post a win before they head back home for back-to-back matches.

15:49 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Head-to-head

Overall: Matches - 18, Kings XI Punjab - 8, Rajasthan Royals - 10.

15:17 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Previous match XIs

Kings XI Punjab vs RCB: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Sam Curran, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, R Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami.

Rajasthan Royals vs MI: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Liam Livingstone, Shreyas Gopal, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.

14:41 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Pre-match talk: Shreyas Gopal

On expensive pacers: "Jofra is a different kind of a bowler, he's really quick and one of the fastest in the world. The other bowlers, they're bowling really well now. They had a couple of bad matches but they are bowling well. One thing is that they bowl the hardest overs of the match. In the context of powerplay and death overs, fast bowlers take majority of the load and they bowl the crucial overs. So it's okay to go at eight and nine (an over) sometimes."

13:38 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Last night in the IPL

At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last night, MI looked to be headed towards a close finish against RCB. Then, a bizarre suggestion from RCB's bowling coach Ashish Nehra to bowl Pawan Negi, opposite to Kohli's main plan, backfired. RCB have now lost seven games this season. [More on the action from Wankhede last night]

13:06 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

IPL points table

Kings XI Punjab are fifth in the standings coming into the match today. Rajasthan Royals are seventh in what has been a disappointing campaign. [IPL Points Table]

12:33 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

Last time these two met

The previous match between KXIP and RR - played in Jaipur - will be remembered for R Ashwin running out Jos Buttler for backing up too far at the non-striker's end. It brought about widespread questions over the rule, the act itself and MCC pondering if it was in the spirits of the game. The result? Royals collapsed thereafter for a KXIP win

12:00 (IST) 16 Apr 2019

KXIP vs RR

Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of the Indian Premier League where today's fixture sees KXIP host RR at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. These two got their season underway against each other and it'd be safe to say that it was a game to remember - for controversial reasons.

SQUADS

Kings XI Punjab (From): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Karun Nair, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar.

Rajasthan Royals (From): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Liam Livingstone, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Prashant Chopra, Ben Stokes, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Stuart Binny, Shashank Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun.

Follow the IPL 2019 real-time on IndianExpress.com. Check the IPL 2019 Points Table, Teams, Schedule, Stats as well as Orange Cap and Purple Cap Holders.

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