Mohali, April 13, Saturday at 08:00 PM IST
In the second fixture of big Saturday will witness Kings Xi Punjab taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali. The hosts faced a narrow defeat by 3 wickets at the hands of Mumbai Indians in a close encounter while the Royal Challengers Bangalore are still searching for their first win.
Placed at the bottom of the table, Royal Challengers Bangalore has six defeats in as many encounters. This will be their seventh game and they would be desperate for their maiden win. They are yet to find the perfect combination and have signed Dale Steyn as a replacement for injured Nathan Coulter Nile lately.
On the opposite, Kings XI Punjab is sitting fifth in the points table with four wins and three defeats in seven encounters. They have faced a defeat in their last encounter and will be looking to fancy their chances against out of sorts Royal Challengers Bangalore. With the home advantage, Kings XI Punjab will be the first favourite to win the contest, it will be interesting to watch whether RCB manages a win or not. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM IST.
Total – 22
KXIP – 12
RCB – 10
Matches won batting first -23
Matches won bowling first – 29
Average 1st Inns scores – 164
Average 2nd Inns scores – 154
Highest total recorded – 240/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded – 67/10 (17.1 Ov) by DC vs KXIP
Highest score chased – 194/4 (18 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB
Lowest score defended – 106/6 (10 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB
RCB has won the toss and will bowl first
Hardus Viljoen misses out, Andrew Tye comes in for him
Mayank Agarwal is back Karun Nair misses out
One change for RCB- Umesh Yadav replaces Tim Southee
Kings XI Punjab:
Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen, Sarfaraz Khan, Sam Curran
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Virat Kohli (c), Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj
This KXIP vs RCB Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
In KL Rahul and P Patel, 74% of teams have selected KL Rahul
V Kohli, C Gayle, AB d Villiers are the most picked batters
Y Chahal and M Shami are the most selected bowlers
C Gayle suffered a back injury in the last game while Ankit Rajpoot also injured himself while bowling in the last match against MI. If Gayle misses out, M Henriques is expected to feature at his place.
M Henriques – C Gayle
THIS KXIP VS RCB DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.