The second Super Sunday of IPL 2013 finds two comparatively lesser successful teams playing at Jaipur. Continuing its variety, IPLs two matches provide two different type of pitches. Unlike the spin-friendly Kolkata pitch, Jaipur would support pace. Rajasthan Royals can bank on their pacers, but Kings XI have the best pace attack in the IPL, although results does not show their importance. Considering the strengths RR looks well set for another home win.
RR plays its 4th match of the season today, while Kings XI plays their third match and going by the current performance and dominating record they are expected to win easily over Kings XI Punjab.
Head-to-Head: Royals: 7, Kings XI 2, NR 1
RR def KXIP by 6 Wickets
KXIP def RR by 41 runs
KXIP def RR by 27 Runs
RR def KXIP by 78 Runs
RR def KXIP by 31 runs
RR def KXIP by 9 Wickets
- KXIP def RR by 48 runs
- Royals win by 31 runs, MOM: Rahane
RR won by 43 runs, MOM: Shane Watson
On their way to championship RR won record 13 matches and lost just 3. Kings XI also reached the semifinal with 10 wins and 5 losses, finishing second at group stage behind Royals.
South Africa did not suit them and they managed just 5 wins, Lost 8, and 1 was abandoned. Kings XI won 7 and lost 7 to fail reaching the knock out stage in foreign land.
RR again failed to enter knockout and could win only 6 and Lost 8 matches. Kings XI, victim of all games but Cricket finished at the lower bottom at group stage winning 4 and losing 10 matches.
Kings XI won and lost 7 match each to finish 5th. Royals won 6, lost 7 to finish 6th. One of their match produced no result.
Kings XI had 8 wins and 8 losses. Despite being tied on points with CSK edged them and RCB to reach the knockout. Rajasthan Royals had 7 wins and 9 losses and finished behind Kings XI Punjab.
RR has a positive win loss ratio, making them one of the successful teams of IPL in last four editions. They have Won 40, Lost 35, and two matches were abandoned. Kings XI has a decent overall performance rate. They have 37 wins and 38 losses.