Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab will lock horns in the game four of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season in Jaipur on Monday. Both teams will be playing their first game in the competition, therefore they would like to start their new campaign on a high, with the home side feeling relatively confident going in their season opener, as they have a pretty decent record with 10 wins out of total 17 played against KXIP.
In the batting department, the Royals will be depending heavily on captain Ajinkya Rahane and England's duo of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on pacers Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Aaron to provide timely breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Kings XI will be optimistic as well going in the match as they have won three out of last five matches played against Rajasthan. In the batting department, Punjab will be depending on the likes of West Indies explosive veteran opener Chris Gayle, wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul, Karun Nair and young Nicholas Pooran to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of captain Ravichandran Ashwin, pacers Mohammad Shami, England's Sam Curran and Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman to provide timely breakthroughs. Jaipur pitch is usually good for batting with more assistance for pacers than spinners and there is not much different expected for the match on Monday.