IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Head to head match status
IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP: KXIP defeated RCB by 97 runs in their last game.© BCCI / IPL
Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) both failed to qualify for the playoffs last year, but have started their IPL 2020 campaigns well. While Steve Smith’s side defeated last year’s runners-up Chennai Super Kings in their opening match, KXIP overcame Delhi capitals with a nail-cut in their first match, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 97 in their first match. Heaped runs. The biggest win of the tournament so far. High with confidence, the two sides will face each other at the prestigious Sharjah Cricket Stadium in what promises to be another high scoring contest. The final match at the venue was witnessed by both sides with a total of 33 sixes, and Sunday’s game is expected to be no different.
Given their inconsistency over the years, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are not considered as the top contenders to win the IPL, but if they can build on the initial promise they have shown, it could be great is.
Whenever these two sides have met, they have given tough competition to each other and this is reflected in figures from head to head. They have played 19 matches against each other and Rajasthan Royals have a slight edge as they have won 10 matches.
Head to head stats
Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
RR won: 10
KXIP Won: 9
Kings XI Punjab are also not far behind and have won nine matches including one in the Super Over, and they will have the opportunity to score on Sunday as well.
These two sides played against each other, the highest being 221, scored by Kings XI Punjab, while the highest score was 211 by Rajasthan Royals.
This face-off has also seen some low-scoring matches. KXIP has the lowest total against RR at 112, while Rajasthan has the lowest total at 124. These two sides have played against each other, with the highest total being chased when it was achieved by KXIP.
With the batting line-up of both teams in good order, fans can expect another burst of play, which allows players to very easily send the ball over the fence.