Battles to look out for:
We are all aware of how much matchups are crucial in any form of cricket let alone T20 cricket. So here are the few KXIP vs RR key matchups and players to look out for in today’s game.
Jos Buttler vs Mohammed Shami: 1st among key matchups
The English keeper has struggled against pacer Mohammed Shami, he has made
- 34 runs in 36 balls with 3 dismissals in ODIs
- 18 runs in 16 balls with 2 dismissals in T20s
Mohammed Shami clearly has the wood over Jos Buttler. It should be a fun battle to watch out for and see how the Englishman counters Shami this time around. Among the key matchups, this is one to look out for as it could turn Rajasthan’s fortune’s.
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David Miller vs Chris Jordan:
The South African left-hander doesn’t boast a good record against Chris Jordan, he has
- 47 runs in 32 balls with 3 dismissals in T20Is
If Miller and Jordan make the cut, this should be a very interesting battle for us viewers to watch.
Also, Read – Picking England’s T20 Squad at the 2021 World T20
KL Rahul vs Jofra Archer: 2nd among key matchups
The English quick has a poor record against KL Rahul.
- KL has made 58 runs in 34 balls without a dismissal and strikes at 177.
With KL Rahul coming off a terrific 132*(69), this matchup will be crucial as KL might look to tee off against the English pacer in the powerplay and the death. This is among the key matchups for this game.
Mayank Agarwal vs Jofra Archer:
Unlike his opening counterpart, Mayank hasn’t been dismissed by any of the Rajasthan bowlers yet, although he’s struggled to get going against the Quick.
- Agarwal has 3 runs in 11 balls against Jofra and strikes at 27.
Will we see Mayank counter, Archer, this time or will Jofra manage to continue his hold over the Indian test opener.
Nicholas Pooran vs Jofra Archer:
Archer features in this list yet again as a key matchup.
- Pooran has 4 runs in 7 balls with one dismissal, with those 4 coming in an edge as well.
Glenn Maxwell vs Jofra Archer: 3rd among key matchups
Jofra Archer features for the 4th time in this list as he clearly has the wood over Glenn Maxwell.
- Maxwell has 10 runs in 12 balls with two dismissals.
Glenn Maxwell vs Tom Curran: 4th among key matchups
Glenn Maxwell has done well against Tom Curran
- 80 runs in 50 balls with just the one dismissal striking at 160.
This is among the matchups that could dictate the result of the game.
Karun Nair vs Shreyas Gopal:
Nair has dominated his fellow Karnataka teammate.
Karun Nair vs Jaydev Unadkat:
- 41 runs in 26 balls without a dismissal striking at 160.
With Unadkat peg Nair back this time or will the one-sided dominance of Nair continue?
Steve Smith vs Glenn Maxwell:
- 5 runs in 7 balls with one dismissal.
Could we see Maxwell bowling in the powerplay to counter Smith if he opens?
And those are the key matchups to look out for, it should be interesting to see how the players change/counter these matchups.
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