Kings XI Punjab will be looking to break their losing streak against the only team they have won against in this tournament: The Royal Challengers Bangalore. Its RCB vs KXIP at the midway stage of the Indian T20 league and if news updates are to be believed it is going to be Chris Gayle’s first match of this year’s tournament. KXIP is majorly left to upset their opponents in this tournament although they can turn it around and have the line up to dominate the rest of the tournament.
RCB vs KXIP Venue & Conditions
The venue for RCB vs KXIP will be at Sharjah this time and Kings XI would like to continue their previous domination over RCB when KL went berserk at Dubai. The pitch and ground size are a batting paradise but yes, the pitch has been on the slower side so the team batting second will have to face certain challenges.
RCB vs KXIP Squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Virat Kohli(c), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Josh Philippe, Parthiv Patel, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed
Kings XI Punjab Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Simran Singh(w), Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, KL Rahul(c), Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar.
RCB vs KXIP Probable XI
RCB Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
KXIP Probable XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Glenn Maxwell/James Neesham, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin/K Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
RCB vs KXIP Fantasy Playing 11
KL Rahul, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli(C), Mayank Aggarwal, Chris Gayle, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris(VC), Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi & Arshdeep Singh
RCB vs KXIP Head To Head
Both teams have played 3 games here and won 2 each. RCB have won 12 matches and KXIP have won 13 games against Bangalore.
RCB vs KXIP Gameplay
Virat Kohli will win the toss and choose to bat first. He would be looking to make amends to his outing against the same opposition the last time and might go big. Chris Gayle will have a good chase but will fail to make an impact on the result. RCB will win the match after KXIP wickets tumble at the end.
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