Rajasthan Royals will host Kings XI Punjab at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on May 8, 2018. The match will start at 8:00 PM IST. This is the second match-up between the two franchises this season after Punjab beat Rajasthan in a thriller in Indore a few days back.

Live updates:

Rajasthan won the toss and decided to field first

Punjab have won six out of their nine matches and is at the third position while Rajasthan has only won three out of their nine games and is lying at the last position.

Rajasthan Royals:

Their season is getting worse match after match. From this point in the tournament, they need to win every match in order to make sure that they qualify for the playoffs. They are unlikely to make a lot of changes as they have stuck to a similar pool of players this season. Their team has the right balance, it's just about the execution of the plans and delivering the performances.

Kings XI Punjab:

Whatever cards they have played this season, has worked in favor of them. Batsmen are getting runs and bowlers are getting wickets, hence everything is going right for them. They are unlikely to make a change in their XI. They will be pumped as a victory would take them closer to the playoffs.

Where to watch:

The live broadcast of the game can be watched live on Star Sports in India. You can also watch the live streaming in multiple languages on Hotstar.com. Along with Hotstar, Airtel TV app and Jio TV app is also providing live stream.

Pitch: Slightly slowish, the pitch at Jaipur has produced some thrillers this season.

It is not likely to be a high-scoring game, but still, we will witness a good game of cricket.

Weather: There are warnings of a storm in several regions of Rajasthan, and it is likely that Sawai Mansingh Stadium can also witness one.

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