Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab:
The 50th match of the 9th edition of the Indian Premier league will be played between the stunning Royal Challengers Bangalore and the struggling Kings X1 Punjab. Match will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The match will be live at your T.V screens at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time. Bangalore at the moment is at no 5 while KXIP is at no 7 in the points table.
Starting from the KXIP side who have disappointed their fans a lot with their inconsistent and rusty performance this year. They have won 4 out of 12 games and lost 8 games and are at 7th spot in the points table. They are also out of the tournament and can’t go through final 4. KXIP biggest issue that remained throughout the tournament is their out of form players who most remained flop this year and couldn’t perform up to the expectations KXIP batsmen haven’t performed much with the bat except their captain Murali Vijay who scored runs on consistent basis and played like a leader but couldn’t win much matches for the team. Hashim Amla has also played a masterclass in the last game and his performance will be very important for KXIP in the last 2 matches. David Miller and Glenn Maxwell both haven’t performed much with the bat but now they have to prove their worth in the last 2 games and just need to play their natural game. Coming towards their bowling where none of their bowler has done anything better or the team and almost all of them remained out of color these days. Now KXIP have just 2 matches and they really want to end those on a high note so they will have to play these 2 games without any pressure and have to play their natural game.
Coming towards the dazzling RCB side who have stunned all of them with their blistering batting but they couldn’t have performed up to the expectation in their bowling as none of their bowlers has perform up to the standard. They have so far won 6 out of 12 games and are at 5th spot in the points table. RCB need 2 out of 2 wins if they really want to qualify for the next round otherwise they will be out of the tournament. Virat Kohli was the best among all and he has led his side by example. Virat Kohli has scored 700+ runs this season and have stunned everyone by hitting 3 Hundred this year. AB De Villiers has played brilliantly well and has supported his captain a lot. Chris Gayle is also back in form and have played a great knock against KKR and he surely needs some more innings to get his form totally back. RCB has a very satisfying batting and don’t need much changes but it is their bowling which really needs to be clicked if they want to go through next round.
Match will be at Bangalore and the pitch is quite hard and dry so we can expect a high scoring game from both the sides. There is no rain forecast for the match.