| Rajasthan Royals
||vs|| Kings XI Punjab
ScheduleSunday, 20 April 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueSharjah Cricket Stadium
The underrated Kings XI Punjab jolted Chennai Super Kings in their opener while Rajasthan Royals won their first encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad. CSK scored 4-205 in the allocated 20 overs and Mohali powered 4-206 with seven balls still available. Sunrisers Hyderabad managed 6-133 and RR smashed 6-135 in 19.3 overs. Both teams will enter the field for their superiority, gaining two vital points and additional confidence.
Glenn Maxwell continued with his brilliant form with an attacking knock of 95 for Kings XI Punjab whereas David Miller posted an unbeaten fifty. Their skipper George Bailey along with Virender Sehwag can get back their form any time. Mitchell Johnson is a match winner on his day while Lakshmipathy Balaji and Akshar Patel will give him nice support.
Ajinkya Rahane laid the foundation of victory for RR by scoring 59 runs and Stuart Binny held the middle order and secured his end for 48. Shane Watson will be a vital batsman and Brad Hodge has a vast experience in T20 cricket while the fast bowling trio of Kane Richardson, Rajat Bhatia and Dhawal Kulkarni is bowling superbly.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 18:30 local at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
A clear day with temperatures around 22-35ᵒC
The winning captain will opt for batting
Kings XI Punjab – George Bailey (C), Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeet Singh Mann, Beuran Hendricks, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, Murali Kartik, Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Patel, Thisara Perera, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Sandeep Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Manan Vohra.
Rajasthan Royals – Shane Watson (C), Amit Mishra, Ankit Sharma, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Stuart Binny, Unmukt Chand, Kevon Cooper, Ben Cutting, James Faulkner, Brad Hodge, Deepak Hooda, Iqbal Abdulla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Vikramjeet Malik, Karun Nair, Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Kane Richardson, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Tim Southee, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Dishant Yagnik.
Kings XI Punjab is a confident side and most probably will win the match