Date & Time: on Saturday,13th April; 08:00pm IST
Venue: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
The last chance for Royal Challengers Bangalore to keep their playoff chances alive is on Saturday, when they take on Kings XI Punjab. On the other hand, Punjab has had mixed results so far in the season as they *stand* in the middle of the table. For them, it is about improving their position in the table so that they can easily make it to the playoffs.
Kings XI Punjab have few injured players. For instance, Gayle’s participation is not guaranteed and Ankit Rajpoot is likely to be rested for this match. These concerns may change the dynamics of the team.
The only change RCB might consider is bringing in Umesh Yadav in place of Mohammad Siraj.
A sporting surface is likely to be in store for the match, where spinners and pacers will have equal say. In terms of batting, dew is likely to make its presence, hence aiding the team batting second.
He is not at his consistent best as compared to that of the previous seasons. Looks like the reason is the lack of international cricket experience. But when he takes on KXIP bowlers it might not have much effect on his performance as he scored 117 runs at a strike rate of 180 in the recent few marches and he got out only once in this periodgt
He played handy knocks for the team so far this season, but he hasn’t produced any brutal innings that he is known for. He might bring his aggressive style into play for this match, since he has numbers backing him, against Bangalore bowlers. He has a blistering strike rate of 441 against them in his short career.
K. L. Rahul
He is in sublime form for KXIP at the top and he is leading the team in terms of runs scored so far.
He is sure to continue being on top as his track record against the opponent bowlers and at this venue are in favour.
His record against KXIP batsmen might come to his aid in deciding his place in the Playing XI on Saturday. He has an impressive strike rate of 9.75 against the host’s batsmen in the last four encounters and he got the better of the Universe Boss twice in the period. He has also got all the other batsmen at least once
The KXIP spearhead is coming back from an impressive spell against Mumbai in a high scoring encounter. In the last 5 matches, he has picked 8 wickets and in his short career, he has been the troublemaker for the RCB batsmen and got the better of Virat Kohli once.
|Batsmen||Chances of Success %|
|AB de Villiers||79%|
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