Indian Premier League, RR vs KXIP, Face-off: KL Rahul vs Jofra Archer
IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP: KL Rahul scored an unbeaten century in the match against RCB.© BCCI / IPL
Rajasthan Royals is a considerable team member in the shape of Jofra Archer. A fast bowler who impresses all batsmen, Archer is also good off the bat, as revealed to Chennai Super Kings, and is quite a fielder. Kings XI Punjab opener and captain KL Rahul can be kept under control after two sides face-to-face in Sharjah on Sunday. Rahul has scored the only century of IPL 2020 so far and he became a massive assistant by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in KXIP.
Archer and the other bowlers will have quite a challenge against KXIP.
Archer has played 22 IPL matches and taken 27 wickets with an economy of 7.47. He can do jumps and this can be important on a small ground, where anything more than a thin edge is found that can fly over the fence.
Rahul has been one of the quietest rivals of IPL cricket so far. Only in the last two years has he hit a three-point tally, and the previous match saw him as the highest run-scorer in the IPL out of Indian batsmen.
Rahul has so far played 69 matches for 2,130 runs at a strike rate of 140.22, including two centuries and 16 half-centuries.
This competition between Archer and Rahul may well win who play KXIP, making the difference between victory and defeat.
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com