Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Match IPL 2018
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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab match, IPL 2018: After what turned out to be a gloomy day for RCB in their opening fixture at Eden Gardens, Kohli's men are now eyeing a comeback in the home comfort at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. They will take on upbeat Kings XI Punjab next. With two IPL heavyweights locking horns this Friday, the match will be no less a thrilling blockbuster.
Both teams are expected to go with an unchanged playing eleven. However for the Kings, Aron Finch, who missed the first game due to his wedding, will be available for selection. And if he gets a chance, Marcus Stoinis can brace the bench strength.
KXIP probable 11 against RCB IPL 2018
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis/Aron Finch, Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman
RCB probable 11 against KXIP IPL 2018
Virat Kohli (c), Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers, Sarfraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kulwant Khejroliya
Punjab is armed with enough ammunition in their artillery to dent RCB's hopes. KL Rahul, the one to slam the fastest ever IPL fifty earlier in the game against Delhi Daredevils, is not the only batsman Kings XI Punjab would rely on for power hitting. Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair and David Miller down to the middle-order can also invade the opponent's bowling attack in Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab match. Aron Finch if given a chance can, too, land RCB in trouble with his firepower. Moreover, the likes of Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel and R Ashwin in the bowling line-up give balance to the squad. Mujeeb ur Rahman is a handy pace option Punjab can take advantage of. He proved his worth with the ball in first game against DD, picking up two crucial wickets.
Despite studded with some of the world's real T20 bashers, Royal Challengers Bangalore is yet to prove a lot in their upcoming fixtures. They have Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock top of the order to give them a fiery start. However, if they fail, the duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is capable enough to compensate the early loss. Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh and Chris Woakes can also prove to be a worthy contributor with bat.
From Brandon to Woakes, RCB counts in good strikers of the ball in their line-up. This year, they have got some proven bowling options too. Umesh Yadav, who enjoyed his form bagging two wickets in the last game against KKR, is expected to continue his show. Chris Woakes comes in as another wicket-taking pace option for RCB in IPL 2018. Spin department will adequately depend on Washington Sundar and Yujvendra Chahal. If they get spin and bounce, Punjab will be in trouble.
Will RCB make a comeback against KXIP in the home comfort?