Kings XI Punjab vs. Rajasthan Royals: 32nd IPL Match Preview
Kings XI Punjab vs. Rajasthan Royals: 32nd IPL Match Preview

Kings XI Punjab will face Rajasthan Royals in the match 32 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chandigarh on Tuesday. The home side will come in the match relatively confident as they are in a decent position to qualify for the playoffs after managing to win four out of eight matches. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was a highly controversial affair where Punjab eventually came out on top.

In the batting department, Kings XI will be relying on the likes of the in-form Lokesh Rahul, West Indies veteran opener Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami and captain Ravichandran Ashwin to produce timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, Rajasthan will enter in the match desperate for a positive result as they just have four points after seven matches. However, there will be some sort of confidence in the team's ranks as Ajinkya Rahane-led unit registered an impressive four-wicket win against Mumbai Indians in their previous match. In the batting department, Rajasthan will be relying on the likes of in-form England's Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, captain Rahane and former Australia captain Steven Smith to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Dhawal Kulkarni to provide timely breakthroughs.

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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