RCB and KXIP will meet at Holkar stadium, Indore to take lead in the Points Table. Actually, there will be clash between two Australian all-rounders; Glenn Maxwell of Kings XI Punjab and Shane Watson of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both the cricketer are performing very well in this IPL session and proving their captaincy role in amazing way.
In the previous match, RCB defeated Delhi Daredevils in an interesting match by 15 runs.
This match was played at home-ground of RCB i.e. Chinnaswamy stadium of Bengaluru. In this match, Kedar Jadhav scored tremendous 69 runs from 37 balls. Pawan Negi also performed very well by scoring 10 runs from batting side while taking 2 wickets in 1 over conceding 3 runs only. Negi proved to be best economical bowler in this match.
Likewise, KXIP also won their match against RPS in past day. They won the match against Pune by 6 wickets. Glenn Maxwell (44) and David Miller (30) played very well in their very first match and brought victory for Punjab.
Current news for Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Till now, RCB have played two IPL matches in this IPL session with 1 loss and 1 win. They lost their first match in the opening ceremony against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) while won the second one against Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore on 8th April. Both the star players of RCB i.e. Virat Kohli and his teammate AB de Villiers missed these matches because of their injuries. Now there are strong rumours that they will appear in today’s match against Kings XI Punjab.
On the other hand, if we look towards Kings XI Punjab then they are looking in great zeal and zest. In their past match, they thrashed Rising Pune Supergiant by 6 wickets. Under the captaincy of Maxwell, the team is looking more balanced and pumped up now. Their first match helped a lot to build up their confidence and now they will try their best to carry this momentum throughout this IPL session.
Playing XI (Both Teams)
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Hashim Amla, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Manan Vohra, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Shane Watson (Captain), AB de Villiers, Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (Wicket Keeper), Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod, Yuzvendra Chahal and Billy Stanlake.
Head to Head: Total 18 Matches (KXIP won 10 & RCB won 8).
Match Prediction: KXIP will win.
Venue: Indore. Match will telecast live on Sony ESPN from 8PM onwards.