IPL 2015 Daily Guide: Match 18 - Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

Ahmedabad, April 21: Last year's finalists Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have their task cut out as they aim to halt the winning run of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in tonight's Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) game at Sardar Patel Stadium here.

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RR are unbeaten so far in the tournament. They won 5 games in a row to be at the top of the table. KXIP have managed just 1 win out of 4. (Sehwag wants to 'retire gracefully')

Rahane (left) and Watson during their century partnership in last game against Chennai Super Kings

Here is your guide to today's Match 18 of IPL 2015 (PHOTOS)

Who are playing?

  • Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab

Where, when and time?

  • Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
  • April 21 (Tuesday)
  • 8 PM IST

Where to watch in India?

Key players

  • RR - Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Pravin Tambe, James Faulkner
  • KXIP - George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Sandeep Sharma, Mitchell Johnson

KXIP need Maxwell to fire. He has had a quiet tournament till now. The Australia has scored just 61 runs in 4 innings. He was a big hit last season but has struggled so far and it has reflected on the team's performance.

RR opener Rahane is the holder of Orange Cap with 231 runs in 5 innings. He has hit 2 half centuries

Head-to-head record

  • RR - 9; KXIP - 5

In 2014, KXIP won both their league games against RR. In the current edition, RR won by 26 runs in Pune

Current positions in Points Table

  • RR - No. 1 (5 wins, 0 loss)
  • KXIP - No. 6 (1 win, 3 losses)


Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson (captain), Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Steve Smith, Rajat Bhatia, Tim Southee, Dhawal Kulkarni, Abhishek Nayar, Kane Richardson, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Dishant Yagnik, Vikramjeet Malik, Ankit Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Pravin Tambe, Chris Morris, Dinesh Salunkhe, Juan Theron, Pradeep Sahu, Barinder Saran, Sagar Trivedi.

Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (captain), Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Karanveer Singh, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shaun Marsh, Shivam Sharma, Thisara Perera, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Yogesh Golwalkar.

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