The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone as the Kings XI Punjab will take on their rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (PCA Stadium).
Today’s match prediction is as followed:-
The Pitch report for the Punjab cricket association stadium where earlier the wicket used to offer good carry and bounce to the pacers, nowadays it has slowed down and it has become more batsmen favourable pitch, where even 180 plus runs are being chased, so one winning the toss would like to field so that they can chase a specific target.
If Kxip bats first (predicted score 160-180)
The Kings would want to execute big shots with the big players in their basket, Gayle in the front is a bonus for them and having Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Henriques behind him would be another beneficial factor to score the big amount of runs, Rahul’s form will majorly dependent on how they come up. Also, the skipper Ashwin can bat and make 20-30 runs in the end.
If RCB bats first (predicted score 170-190)
Looking at the batting line-up of Bangalore right from the start they will aim to go after the opposition bowlers as they have big hitters till No.7 and the key innings will be played in the middle-order by De Villiers and Shimron Hetmyer. Our Ipl match predictions suggest that someone like Marcus Stoinis who can come to bat at 6 can play a big inning which can add handful runs to the team.
Kxip:- The opening pair of Punjab comprising of Gayle and Rahul was outstanding last season and will be a challenge for any bowling side in this league. This year they will also have Henriques in their line-up who has played big Knocks for Sunrisers Hyderabad at No 3, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair will be there in the middle-order to keep the runs flowing on. There will be a choice made between David Miller and Nicholas Pooran. Bowling will see Mujeeb and Tye as their key bowlers. Ashwin may continue to lead the side.
Kxip predicted playing XI:- Gayle, Rahul, Henriques, Nair, Agarwal, Mandeep, Miller, Ashwin, Tye, Rajpoot, Shami.
Rcb:- The team has plenty of foreign player choices to make, like the all-rounder choice between Marcus Stoinis, De Grandhomme, and Mooen Ali, they can play anyone out of them. There will also be an option among Tim Southee and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Parthiv Patel will be the first choice wicketkeeper and is expected to open with skipper Virat Kohli.
Rcb predicted playing XI:- Parthiv Patel, Kohli, De Villiers, Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Southee, Siraj, Umesh, Chahal.
Key Player Battles:-
Gayle vs Kohli
The former RCB openers who used to do dual things together along with playing also making sure they could entertain the crowd with some funny dance or actions. Gayle after being released from Rcb has moved to Kings XI since last season and will be a ferocious batsman against his previous team and would wish to play a big inning against them. Kohli is Rcb’s frontline star and is expected to continue to attack from the start. We predict Kohli to score more runs than Chris Gayle.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:-
The match predictions will be favoured to Kings XI as they can be destructive against Rcb bowlers and they will be the favourites according to their past record they have won 3 matches at this stadium so has Rcb won and Punjab would like to take the lead from here onwards. Our match predictions go with Kxip.
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