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IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Match Prediction, Preview and Head to Head: Who Will Win?

IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Match Prediction, Preview and Head to Head Who Will Win

Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Kings XI Punjab in the 40th game of the Indian Premier League –IPL 2018. They are meeting again in less than 48 hours; met last on 6th may at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore and the match was won by Kings XI Punjab by 6 wickets. As far as weather is concerned, a strong thunderstorm is forecasted in the afternoon otherwise match hours is clear with the temperature around 30º.

IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Pitch Report

Jaipur pitch has a couple of bald patches; spinners will not get much help but pacers will get help with the new ball. A decent covering of grass is there with some crack; crack might open later in the game.

IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Team News

Rajasthan Royals are at the bottom of the points table with 6 points in 9 matches; 3 wins and 6 losses. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are in the top half of the points table at 3rd position with 12 points in 9 matches; 6 wins and 3 losses.

Rajasthan Royal (RR) Team News

Heinrich Klassen and Dhawal Kulkarni can make a comeback to the playing XI in place of D’Archy Short and Anureet Singh.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Team News

Kings XI Punjab are winning despite some flaws in the middle order but would like to continue with the same playing XI which played against Rajasthan Royals in the last match.

IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Head to Head

Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have 16 encounters in Indian Premier League and Rajasthan Royals have won 9 of the and Kings XI Punjab have won 7 of them.

In last 5 matches between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan, Kings XI Punjab have won 4 matches and Rajasthan Royals have won only 1 match.

But Rajasthan Royal are undefeated by Kings XI Punjab at their home Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. In Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab have played 4 matches and all the 4 matches are won by Rajasthan Royals.

Check: KXIP vs RR Head to Head: RR vs KXIP Head to Head IPL Records
Total RR Won KXIP Won
In IPL 16 9 7
At Sawai Mansingh Stadium
4 4 0

IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Match Prediction

IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Toss Prediction

At Sawai Mansingh Stadium chasing is much easier under the lights despite the pitch not being batting friendly.

IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Score Prediction

Jaipur has a 160-170 score pitch, anything above 170 will be a par score.
Batting First Predicted Score
Rajasthan Royals 160+
Kings XI Punjab 170+

Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP Who will Win?

Rajasthan Royals have three wins from nine outings; given how the table is taking shape, they need to win each of their remaining matches to stand a chance of making the playoffs.

The time has come for the Kings XI Punjab to shift goalposts now; they are on the brink of qualifying for the Playoffs, and should now start aiming at a top-two finish – so they get the additional opportunity to progress to the Final.
Team Batting First
Winning %
Batting Second
Winning %
Rajasthan Royals 35% 40%
Kings XI Punjab 60% 65%
In our prediction, Kings XI Punjab have more chance to win this match.

Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 40 RR vs KXIP

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date: 8th May, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat first.

Playing XI for RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Anureet Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Stuart Binny, Ish Sodhi.

Playing XI for KXIP: KL Rahul(wk), Akshdeep Nath, Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, Chris Gayle, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.