The two playing today had quite a busy 2-3 days. Kings XI Punjab are playing another match at their home ground while Royal Challengers Bangalore travel straight to Indore from their home ground. Royal challengers Bangalore is uncertain for the availability of their captain Virat Kohli and will depends again on the likes of Jadhav and Mandeep. Bangalore have won 1 of their 2 matches played while Punjab came out the winner of their only game played till yet.
Last time they played:
Last time when the two team met it was a one sided affair and Kings XI Punjab lost the game with a huge margin of 91 runs. Courtesy to the opening pair of Gayle and Kohli, RCB reached the total of 211 in their quota of 20 overs. Kings XI Punjab were clueless about Chahal’s bowling and were able to score only 120 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
Head to head battle:
The teams have met 18 times so far and out of that 10 are won by Kings XI Punjab while 8 times RCB were the winners.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: WLLWW
Kings XI PUNJAB: WLLLW
Royal Challengers Bangalore: AB De Villiers was quote saying that he is close to 100% fit and his comeback would be a morale lifter for Royal Challengers Bangalore who are else highly dependent on the batting of Kedar Jadhav. Both the times Kedar Jadhav came to RCB reaches. The universal boss Chris Gayle haven’t had a great outing as of now and he likes to score against KXIP. Given the condition of the pitch Travis Head can be given upper hand to play in place of Billy Stanlake. If ABD is 100% fit he will surely be in the playing XI and hence both Stanlake and Travis Head would miss out their place. Otherwise there is chances of RCB would be playing with the same eleven.
Royal challengers Bangalore(likely XI): Chris Gayle, 2 Shane Watson (capt), 3 AB de Villiers/Travis Head/Billy Stanlake, 4 Mandeep Singh, 5 Kedar Jadhav, 6 Stuart Binny, 7 Vishnu Vinod (wk), 8 Pawan Negi/S Aravind, 9 Iqbal Abdulla, 10 Tymal Mills, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab:
Kings XI Punjab are unlikely to alter things in their playing XI and would possibly stay with the same eleven. Swapnil Singh can be axed for Gurkeerat Singh Mann if Punjab would like to strengthen their batting a bit. Maxwell was phenomenal the other night and would love to repeat the same.
Kings XI Punjab(likely XI): 1 Hashim Amla/Eoin Morgan, 2 Manan Vohra, 3 Wriddhiman Saha(wk), 4 Glenn Maxwell (capt), 5 David Miller, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Swapnil Singh, 9 Mohit Sharma, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 T Natarajan.
Players to watchout for:
Kedhar Jadhav: The way he himself outclass his batting everytime he bat is such a treat to watch. Without the likes of De Villiers and Kohli, he had played the role of providing the depth in the batting well and all the Spotlight will be on this young fellow.
Manan Vohra: A sensational opener who failed to get a start and had a sloppy day in the field too would love to change his fortunes today.
When: KXIP XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 10th April,20:00IST
Where: Holkar stadium, Indore
What to expect: Fury of runs on a flat pitch and weather would be cooler with no signs of rain.
Toss Prediction: chasing on this ground is always easier then setting a target and team winning the toss would also choose batting second for sure.
Pitch Prediction: A little bit of tinge of grass on a flat surface. A run fest is expected to occur.
Match Prediction: The last time RCB defended their total well while Kings XI Punjab had a bit of misery in the start. So there is 60% chances of RCB being the winning side.
* Wait for the toss and the team to announce. And if ABD is in playing XI, you can always choose RCB while chasing.
* Session would be always high as both teams have the tremendous strikers of the cricket ball.