The action of IPL 2019 now shifted to the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur as RR takes on KXIPon Monday evening. The pink city is known to be a fortress for RR overs the years. RR will look to carry forward the confidence from their last season’s performance. KXIP, on the other hand, would hope that their bowlers can be more consistent.
Three players to watch out for during RR vs KXIP match.
Chris Gayle has been in imperious form of late for the Windies. He announced that he will retire from ODI cricket after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and made a statement as he consistently demolished the England bowlers.
He is already 39. So, he would like to make IPL 2019 to his name for one last time.
Australia’s former captain Steven Smith will also make his return to the IPL playing for the Rajasthan Royals. The sad and painful image of him breaking down in the press conference post the ‘Sandpaper scandal’ that shook the world of cricket is still fresh in everyone’s memory.
He will be scrutinised today.
The main reason for Rajasthan Royals to pip favored teams like KXIP and MI to make it to the playoffs was the performance of England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler. At the beginning of the season, Jos Buttler batted down the order and that didn’t yield the desired results.