Both Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab head into the IPL 2020 clash on the back of convincing victories. Watch RR vs KXIP live.
Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals face KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday as both teams seek their second victory of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
RR convincingly won their opening game of IPL 2020 with a victory over MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Captain Steve Smith led from the front with a fifty while wicketkeeper Sanju Samson hit a blitzkrieg to help RR put a massive total on the board.
Frailties in middle order, however, may concern the Royals with just 21 runs coming from No. 4 to 7. Only a late flourish with the bat from Jofra Archer helped push the Royals past the 200 mark.
RR, however, will have its work cut out against a very formidable KXIP batting roster. Watch RR vs KXIP on TV and live streaming in India.
KXIP, meanwhile, have managed one win from their two outings so far but will consider themselves unlucky to have lost out on their opening fixture in the Super Over against Delhi Capitals.
Owned by Bollywood star Preity Zinta, Kings XI Punjab bounced back trouncing Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by a 97-run margin in their next game.
Both KXIP openers - Mayank Agarwal and captain KL Rahul - have been among the runs. Agarwal scored 89 against DC while KL Rahul smashed an unbeaten 132 -- a record highest score by an Indian in the IPL -- against RCB.
West Indian ace Chris Gayle is yet to feature for KXIP in IPL 2020.
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (wk), David Miller, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
Time is Indian Standard Time (IST)
Sunday, September 27
Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, 7:30 PM IST
IPL 2020 will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network in India. Fans can watch Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD TV channels.
Live streaming of RR vs KXIP will be on the Disney+ Hotstar – Star’s digital OTT platform.