Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Picks, Prediction, and Odds
Winner of IPL 2008, Rajasthan royal will be facing Kings XI Punjab on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 8.00 pm local time. This is first time in IPL 2012 that the royals are facing kings. This game will be crucial for both teams, so that they can take lead on the points table. The venue for this match will be Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. In IPL 2011 both team were not in final four teams.
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Rajasthan Royals know how to win big matches as they have proved in past by winning IPL 2008. Rajasthan Royals will miss their magical captain Shane Warne who played important role in IPL 2008. Rahul Dravid replaces Shane Warne as new captain. The plus point of Rajasthan Royals is their all-rounders like Shane Watson (who will be available after Australia - WI series), Paul Collingwood, Brad Hodge. Players like Rahul Dravid, Dinesh Chandimal, Owais Shah, and Ajinkya Rahane make Rajasthan Royals batting strong and bowlers like Brad Hodge, Johan Botha, Sreesanth, Siddharth Trivedi, Shreevats Goswami and Brad Hogg bring charm to bowling department.
Kings XI Punjab is lack of established superstar but Kings XI Punjab is looking good under the captaincy of Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist is known for his attacking batting style in all over the world. He is one of the best openers of all time. So the batting department look pretty good with Adam Gilchrist and Paul Valthaty as opener, who will be followed by Shaun Marsh and David Hussey will lead middle order. Abhishek Nayar, Sunny Singh and Paras Dogra will finish off the innings. In absence of Aussie pacer Ryan Harris, Indian swing bowler Praveen Kumar will lead bowling department, supported by Harmeet Singh, Vikramjeet Malik and Rimmington. Romesh Powar and Piyush Chawla will handle spin department.
» Odds and Sports Betting Line
- Rajasthan Royals: -110
- Kings XI Punjab: -110
» Free Prediction
Rajasthan Royals played seven matches against Kings XI Punjab. Out of seven matches Rajasthan Royals have managed to defeat Kings XI four times. Rajasthan Royal is playing at their home ground. They have impressive record on their home ground. Out of 14 matches played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Rajasthan Royals won 11 of them. This fact is enough to prove that Rajasthan Royal dangerous at their home ground.
- Pick: Rajasthan Royals -110
» Man of the Match Prediction
Dinesh Chandimal is unarguably one of the most promising young batsmen in World Cricket. A technically sound batsman with strokes all around the wicket, Chandimal also stands out because of the maturity he shows at the crease and his temperament to build and pace an innings. Dinesh Chandimal is man in form and hence makes him my choice for man of the match of this game.
- Man of the Match: Dinesh Chandimal +550