Rajasthan Royals will look to seal their spot in the Playoffs when they take on table-toppers Kings XI Punjab in Match 52 of Pepsi IPL 2014.
Convincing for most part of the season, both teams were at the receiving end in their previous matches – against the Mumbai Indians. KXIP are sitting pretty at the top of the table and need one more win to be certain of a top-two finish – which comes with the incentive of a second opportunity to make the final. With the competition for the third and fourth Playoffs spots becoming intense, RR will be keen to seal their post-season berth now, rather than leaving it until the last league match.
What our expert think about the game? Read on...
Royals after a long break going to face Kings XI and that too at their home ground. Kings XI who have already qualified for the play-offs are experimenting a lot. Their batting is still good but they are bit struggling at the bowling front.
But in this match, Royals are the one who are under pressure. They need to win this to seal the seat and their last match is against the MI in Mumbai itself, chances will bit difficult for them if they loose this one. Also, if Royals will win today then the rest of the league matches would be kind of formalities.
Though anything can be happened at this game, our experts have decided to go with Kings XI. They are playing at their home ground, they are not in any kind of pressure and We also believe that they don't want to upset the home crowed today.
52nd match - Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, May 23, 2014
- Rajasthan Royals (51% Votes)
- Kings XI Punjab (49% Votes)