| Kings XI Punjab
||vs|| Rajasthan Royals
ScheduleFriday, 23 May 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenuePunjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Kings XI Punjab was jolted by Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter by a vast margin of seven wickets while Rajasthan Royals were defeated by MI by a difference of 25 runs. KXIP still rules the seventh Edition of the IPL with 18 points from 12 games and RR is occupying the third spot with 14 points from 12 matches. It is going to be a real important game for the latter since they will anticipate winning it and confirm their berth in the top four.
George Bailey, Manan Vohra and Shaun Marsh were the top scorers for KXIP in their lost game against MI whereas Glenn Maxwell needs his confidence back. Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan and Akshar Patel are among wickets.
Karun Nair and Brad Hodge were only batsmen of RR who resisted against MI in the lost match. Their highest run getter Ajinkya Rahane was rested in the previous game and Shane Watson is leading them from the front with his all round performance. Pravin Tambe is bowling excellently while Rajat Bhatia and James Faulkner are assisting him well.
Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 20:00 local at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
A hot day with temperatures around 24-40ᵒC
The winner to bat first
A smooth track for batting
Kings XI Punjab – George Bailey (C), Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha, Beuran Hendricks, Akshar Patel, Shivam Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma.
Rajasthan Royals – Shane Watson (C), Karun Nair, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Kevon Cooper, Ankit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Rajat Bhatia, Pravin Tambe.
KXIP will be the possible winners