Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Fantasy Cricket Preview

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8th Match of Indian Premier League 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab

After a resounding win against Delhi Daredevils, the Lions from Kings XI Punjab have tasted blood, and are hungry for more! Travelling to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium to face Royal Challengers Bangalore, a win to keep the momentum going will be paramount for KXIP.

After marginally falling short of the goods against KKR at the Eden Gardens, Now they head home to their beloved M. Chinnaswamy Stadium for first home game of the season in search of a vociferous home support. As the excitement for first home game is soaring through the roof.

When:  Apr 13, 08:00 PM IST

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Pitch Conditions

It’s a batting paradise for T20 game.Short boundaries and high altitude makes the Chinnaswamy track a heaven for batters in the limited-overs formats. Many big scores have been posted and chased down with immense ease.The track tends to help the pacers. Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI double hundred on this ground, a fine 209 against Australia in 2013

The venue was also the scene of Ireland’s biggest win. They beat England in the 2011 World Cup encounter after Kevin O’Brien smashed a 50-ball 100, the fastest hundred in a WC match.

 

Venue Stats IPL

Total matches 67
Matches won batting first 27
Matches won bowling first 36
Average 1st Inns scores 167
Average 2nd Inns scores 145
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 204/2 (18.5 Ov) by RCB vs KXIP
Lowest score defended 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK

 

Head to Head

Total Matches Play 20
Won by Kings XI Punjab 12
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 8

 

Last 5 games

Total Matches Play 5
Won by Kings XI Punjab 3
Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore 2

 

Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB will stick to their five-bowler theory, which means they’re not looking for any change in their playing 11

Kings XI Punjab

Aaron Finch has arrived and could make his way into the line-up as a floater – capable of batting in different positions as the situation demands. There is also the option of Chris Gayle, who would be relishing the chance to go up against his former franchise.

 

SQUAD

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee

Kings XI Punjab : Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

 

PROBABLE11

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Quinton de Kock, Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejrolia, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal / Aaron Finch , Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller / Manoj Tiwari, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

KEY PLAYERS

Virat Kohli

AB de Villiers

Yuzvendra Chahal

KL Rahul

Marcus Stoinis

Mujeeb Ur Rahma

 

Player to watch

Yuvraj Singh

 

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