KXIP vs RR Live IPL 2014 T20 Cricket score
Rajasthan Royals is placed on the fourth position of the points table © IANS

 

May 23, 2014

 

In the game No 52 of Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab will take on Rajasthan Royals at Mohali.  Punjab have been on top form in IPL 7. They have won just nine games till now. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have lost seven of their matches. Catch the Live Scorecard of the Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2014 match here.

 

Punjab have been inspired by the stellar performance of batsmen, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha and Manan Vohra. However, setting a reasonable target of 157, KXIP lost to Mumbai Indians, with their opening batsman Lendl Simmons leading his side to victory with an unbeaten ton. After disappointing local fans, before whom the Kings XI made their first appearance of this season, the George Bailey side will look to do better in the next two home games. The collapse of their middle order against Mumbai would be a concern and the team will look to sort that out. The good thing for the local outfit this season has been the ability of a range of their players to come up and perform unlike in the past when they banked heavily on a couple of players. Local fans would hope for another big knock from Glenn Maxwell, who has enthralled the people with his fearless big-hitting batting. Catch the Live Blog of the Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014 match here.

 

The solid Punjab batting order has successfully chased down 200-plus scores twice so far and are easily the strongest batting side along with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). But for that they need Maxwell and David Miller to fire again even as young Manan Vohra has proved his mettle in the batting. Virender Sehwag has not played many a big knocks but has provided good starts with Vohra. Skipper George Bailey has provided depth down the order. Their young bowlers Akshar Patel and Sandeep Sharma have also shown maturity in pressure situations and they just need to continue doing the good work.

 

 

Squads:

 

Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey (c), Rishi Dhawan, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Shivam Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Beuran Hendricks, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Shaun Marsh, Parvinder Awana, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mandeep Singh, Anureet Singh, Karanveer Singh, Murali Kartik, Shardul Thakur.

 

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson (wk), Shane Watson (c), Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Rajat Bhatia, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe, Ankit Sharma, Steven Smith, Abhishek Nayar, Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Ankush Bains, Iqbal Abdulla, Dishant Yagnik, Vikramjeet Malik, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Deepak Hooda.

 

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