In a game played in the Indian Premier League Kings XI Punjab will face Rajasthan Royals in the 12th season on Saturday.
Kings XI Punjab are in the fourth spot and are joint second on points in the league table. They have proven to be the side who genuine explosive firepower, and it will be interesting to see how long can they keep this up. Even though they are coming off a heartbreaking loss, where Keiron Pollard of MI pulled off a win, the team did do their bit as they followed the gameplan. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have been terrific and will be looking more of the same for the remainder of the games.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore are the last placed side as they have lost every single game so far. The team is not in a good shape at all, as whatever they try, nothing has worked out. There are talks that captain Virat Kohli will be rested if the franchise is unable to make the playoffs, in order to preserve him for the ICC World Cup. This might be the right move as he will have recovered physically and even mentally after this gruelling outcomes.
Venue – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, India
Date & Time – 13th April | 08:00 PM IST
KXIP vs RCB Dotball TEAM NEWS
⦁ Royal Challengers Bangalore were just unlucky in the last game, and should not be making changes in the starting lineup.
⦁ Kings XI Punjab too is expected to have a similar starting XI for this fixture as they were also dealt a wrong card when it comes to fate.
THE SQUADS –
Kings XI Punjab –
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
Kings XI Punjab –Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin, M Ashwin/V Chakravarthy, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal/Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, David Miller, Sam Curran, KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Mohd Shami
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Moeen Ali, Mohd Siraj/Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Akshdeep Nath, Tim Southee/Nathan Coulter Nile, Navdeep Saini, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul | Chris Gayle | Mohammed Shami
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli | AB de Villiers | Yuzvendra Chahal
⦁ KL Rahul is coming off a century in the losing cause where he hit six 4s and six 6s.
⦁ Chris Gayle was at his explosive best where he scored 63 runs in 36 balls.
⦁ Virat Kohli did his bit with the bat, but still, his 84 runs weren’t enough to register the first win.
⦁ AB de Villiers is one of the best creative players and hasn’t lost touch at all even though he is retired.