The weak will start with an important clash between the 2 struggling sides who are desperate in a need of victory to stabilize their position a bit. The match will be played between Kings X1 Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB at the moment is at 7 th spot while KXIP is at no 8 in the points table.Match will be played at home ground of KXIP Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. Match will be live at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the KXIP side who just struggled in the tournament so far and it was quite heartbreaking for their fans as they just won 2 out of 9 games and are almost out of the tournament. KXIP biggest issue was their batting where none of their batsmen played their role which they had to in the tournament. Injury of Shaun Marsh was a big blow for them also Glenn Maxwell who had to play a role of match winner couldn’t have performed up to the expectations. KXIP first gave captaincy to Glenn Maxwell and then they changed their captaincy to Maurli Vijay who both struggled in the tournament and have disappointed their fans. Coming towards their bowling where most of the bowlers were bowling well but didn’t bowled any exceptional spells by which they can win the matches. None of their bowler is in the list of top 5 highest Wicket takers. Now KXIP is almost out of the tournament and they just need to
perform their best for the remaining matches in order to end this tournament at a justifying position. RCB is in a good form and if they somehow managed to get their main batsmen they surely have a big chance of winning against them. And if KXIP wins against RCB that will surely be a big boost for the home side.
Coming towards the most favorite team of this IPL who has most no of fans but so far they didn’t perform up to the expectations of their fans. RCB have won just 3 out of 8 games and are at no 7 in the points table. RCB batting has been terrific throughout the tournament and the way Virat Kohli has performed in the tournament it was just sensational. But the way their bowlers have responded that was a big moment of concern for the team. None of them has so far did any wonder for the team and Virat is quite disappointed with the way their bowlers have performed in this tournament. Travis Head has been called in the team and his inclusion in the team can certainly boost up the confidence of their team. RCB have not much too loose from now as they have already lost 5 matches and another lose can send them out of the tournament so for the next matches RCB have to play their best and need to make some new strategy for their bowling if they really want to go through next round.
Match will be in Mohali where the pitch is dry and flat but seamers will be happy to see as in all the matches seamers have performed well in those pitches.