Punjab openers KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Mandeep Singh are in super form. With that .. Punjab Odyssey was able to catch some lost matches at the end. On the other hand, Rajasthan opener Ben Stokes recently got a form with a century. Another opener Robin Uthappa is playing aggressively but is not able to play a better innings. While Sanju Samson and Steve Smith are consistently doing well in the middle order, Rahul Tewatia has not had a proper batting opportunity in the last few matches. Jopra Archer is batting alone in bowling.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): KL Rahul (w / c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (w), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi