Kings XI Punjab favorites against Rajasthan Royals

Jaipur, 20 Apr (UNI) Lowly placed Rajasthan Royals, with their morals down losing the opening tie against Delhi DareDevils, will have to show extra ordinary performance to win against favorite Kings XI Punjab in their second encounter in the IPL Twenty-20 tournament to be held at the SMS Stadium here tomorrow.

The stage is set here for the seven matches to be staged at this venue which has successfully conducted champions trophy matches last year. However, there is not much enthusiasm cricket lovers in the town as there is a poor response in the sale of tickets.

Rajasthan Royals led by Shane Warne is weekened by the absence of their star Foreign players like Dimitri Mascarenhas, Graeme Smith, Morne Morkel, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal and Sohail Tanvir as all of them have yet to join the squad. The team appeares to be too week in the batting side. Kings XI Punjab also lost their first match to Chennai, but they are favorites against Rajasthan Royals, with their supriority in all departments of the game.


Story first published: Sunday, April 20, 2008, 14:05 [IST]
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