Rajasthan Royals today clash with Kings XI punjab in their first match of IPL 2019. its a 4th match of the league and will be played at jaipur stadium.
Ravichandran Ashwin-led Punjab side would rely heavily on openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul to provide them a fiery start.
All eyes will be on Steve Smith, who is returning after serving a one-year match ban. But the Australian is yet to fully recover from an elbow injury and may not be able to fire from the first game itself.
Ben Stokes will once again form the fulcrum of both the batting and bowling line-up.
Rajasthan Royals a stronger batter line-up than Kings, whose Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are both inconsistent and unpredictable.