KXIP 31/1 in 5 Overs| RR vs KXIP, Live Cricket Score of IPL 2019 Match: Gayle & Agarwal Try to Stabalise Kings XI Punjab

Ben Stokes brought into the attack. Good length delivery sent for a FOUR. Dishes out a change in pace. Brilliant piece of fielding by K Gowthaw in the deep obstructing a boundary. Lightning quick outfield. WIDE bowled by Stokes. One run to end the over. 

Jofra Archer introduced into the attack. The pacer bowls 5  dot balls escalating pressure on the visiting side. Finally a single off the over for Kings XI Punjab. 

Dhawal Kulkarni continues. Dot ball to start the over. Kings XI Punjab looks slightly under pressure as they lost KL Rahul quite early in the game. Chris Gayle finds the gap, times it well, guides the ball through the covers for a FOUR. WIDE bowled by the Mumbai pacer. Single to end the over. 

Krishnappa Gowtham, right-arm off break, brought into the attack. Mayank Agarwal keeps no mercy, sends it to the ropes for a SIX. Singles taken easily by the batters. Dot ball to end the over. 

Openers KL Rahul and Universe Boss Chris Gayle are here to open the batting for KXIP. Dhawal Kulkarni is here to open the bowling for the Rajasthan Royals and strikes for the team. Edged and taken by the keeper. KL Rahul OUT on 4. Not a happy start for KL in IPL 2019. Rahul had earlier hit a beautiful shot through the covers for a FOUR. Mayank Agarwal the new man in. 

As we wait for the first ball, check out the head-to-head encounter between both teams here

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot

So the news from the Sawai Man Singh Stadium is that the home team has won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Meanwhile, as we wait for the toss, which will happen in a while, you can check out the weather and the pitch report here

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The Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab will begin their campaign today as they are all set to lock horns at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. The visitors have not been able to beat the Royals in the last five outings that they have had in Jaipur. Kings XI Punjab will surely look forward to changing the record. In IPL 2018, both teams had won their home fixture with KL Rahul becoming the star of the match in both ties. In the home game, KL scored an unbeaten knock of 84 runs and the team won the game by 6 wickets. RR vs KXIP, IPL 2019, Jaipur Weather & Pitch Report: Here’s How the Weather Will Behave for Indian Premier League 12’s Match Between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.

Whereas, in Jaipur, the KXIP opening batsman made 95 not out but could not take the team to the finishing line. So, Kings XI, Punjab will definitely rely on KL especially because they will miss the services of David Miller who is away for national duty.  Whereas, Rajasthan Royals will depend on Jos Buttler also had a great time with the bat as he scored 51 runs in the away game runs and 82 runs which led the team to a 15 run victory in Jaipur. Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Live Cricket Score

The home team hasn’t made too many changes in their squad like KXIP who have many new faces in their team. Steve Smith comes back into the squad and all eyes will be on the Australian who had missed out on the last season of the IPL due to ball-tampering charges. Out of the 17 times that the teams have locked horns with each other, RR has won 10 games and the remaining were won by KXIP.

Kings XI Punjab (From): Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Varun Chakravarthy, Murugan Ashwin, Simran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar.

Rajasthan Royals (From): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Steven Smith, Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun, Aryaman Birla, Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra.