IPL 2020 RR vs KXIP: Rajasthan Royals have opted to field after winning the toss.© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the iconic Sharjah cricket stadium in the match nine of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Sunday. Jos Buttler has been included in the RR lineup, at the expense of David Miller. Ankit Rajpoot has further been given an opportunity by the franchise as Yashasvi Jaiswal misses out. Kings XI Punjab opted to go ahead with the same lineup that hammered Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in their previous league game.(LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Updates Between Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Straight From Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE
Tidy start from Jaydev Unadkat!
Jaydev Unadkat has delivered a tidy opening over conceding just three runs, with both openers off the mark.
KXIP openers, RR players take the field!
KXIP openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, as well as the Rajasthan players have taken their positions. Jaydev Unadkat will bowl the opening over.
Just four minutes left for the clash to begin!
We are only four minutes away from live action. An exciting contest is waiting for fans.
Chris Gayle continues to miss out for KXIP
Kings XI Punjab Lineup: KL Rahul, M Agarwal, K Nair, N Pooran, S Khan, G Maxwell, J Neesham, M Ashwin, S Cottrell, M Shami, R Bishnoi.
Rajasthan Royals opt for a few changes
Rajasthan Royals Lineup: Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson(w), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot.
Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to field
Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith has won the toss and opted to field.
Just a few minutes left for the toss
The toss is just a few minutes away. Fans will be certainly interested to check out the final lineups. Will Chris Gayle get a chance or remain sidelined? Will RR opt for any interesting changes? A few questions will certainly be answered.
Jos Buttler’s availability a boost for Rajasthan Royals!
English cricketer Jos Buttler is available for the Rajasthan Royals, which will certainly be a boost for the fans, considering the difference which he is capable of making.
Can Archer account for Rahul early or get smacked to all parts of the ground?
One of the interesting face-offs in the upcoming match will be the one between Jofra Archer and KL Rahul. The latter is in good nick, having scored a century in KXIP’s previous league clash against RCB. RR will be optimistic of Archer accounting for Rahul early, which will certainly make a difference.
Will Chris Gayle make his maiden appearance in IPL 2020 tonight?
Chris Gayle has not been a part of KXIP’s lineup in their opening two league matches against DC and RCB. It will be interesting to see if Gayle is handed an opportunity against Rajasthan Royals.
KL Rahul averages 117.50 in last four outings against Rajasthan Royals
The KXIP skipper has averaged 117.50 in his last four outings against Rajasthan Royals. Rahul who scored a century in the previous league clash against RCB, will be looking to continue this good run.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) September 27, 2020
Yashasvi Jaiswal is ready to face off against KXIP!
Talented youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal seems charged up and ready to make a mark against the Kings XI Punjab. Jaiswal will be looking to register a big score, after being dismissed early against CSK.
Can Sanju Samson continue to make his presence felt for RR?
Sanju Samson scored a brilliant 74 off just 32 balls, blasting a four and a whopping nine hits over the fence, against Chennai Super Kings. Rajasthan Royals will be optimistic of a similar performance against a strong KXIP bowling attack.
Rajasthan Royals enjoy slight edge over Kings XI Punjab!
Rajasthan Royals enjoy slight edge over Kings XI Punjab when it comes to head to head stats, having emerged victorious in 10 games out of a total 19 matches. KXIP have recorded 9 wins, with a triumph today resulting in the two drawing level.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the match nine of the Indian Premier League 2020. Rajasthan Royals will take on Kings XI Punjab at the iconic Sharjah cricket ground.
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