Mohali, April 13, Saturday at 08:00 PM IST
The second fixture of Saturday’s doubleheader will be played in Mohali as the hosts Kings XI Punjab welcome bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore for their first head to head clash of the season. This will be the first time both the sides will be coming face to face in Vivo IPl 2019.
The hosts Kings XI Punjab faced a narrow 3-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians in their last encounter and would be looking to bounce back against Royal Challengers Bangalore – who is yet to register a win in the tournament. After posting 197 runs on the board, Punjab needed to defend 2 runs off the final delivery despite Kieron Pollard’s whirlwind 82 runs knock and it was Alzarri Joesph who kept his cool and hit the winning runs for Mumbai Indians.
Placed fourth, Kings XI Punjab has four wins and three defeats in 7 outings.
On the opposite, nothing is working out for Royal Challengers Banglore. In six encounters they have faced six defeats and are almost out of contention. They will be desperate for their first win and are standing in a must-win situation. Bangalore has been the most inconsistent side of this season with both their batting and bowling faltering on many occasions. The side has signed South Africa veteran Dale Steyn as a replacement for Nathan Coulter Nile and will be discussed upon the perfect combination.
So, can they put a promising show in Mohali and turn the tables in their favour? Till then, let’s have a look at head to head battle and other stats.
Total – 22
KXIP – 12
RCB – 10
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
David Miller is out, N Pooran comes in
One change for RCB- Umesh Yadav replaces Tim Southee
The Mohali wicket used to offer good pace and bounce to fast bowlers and has slowed down a bit over the years turning into an ideal surface for batting. However, pacers do get some assistance in the early on. The average first innings score here in IPL is 164 so a high-scoring contest is certain.
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 – 194/6 (20 Ov) by KXIP vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 106/6 (10 Ov) by KXIP vs RCB
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Lokesh Rahul
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Karun Nair/M Agarwal
All-rounder – Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Sam Curran
Bowlers – Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen
RCB Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Akshdeep Nath
All-rounder – Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj
Kings XI Punjab –
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Sam Curran, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
Parthiv Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Tim Southee, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prayas Barman
V Kohli averages 29.05 against KXIP. In 21 innings he has amassed 552 runs.
Ab de Villiers has a better average than Kohli. In 17 innings against KXIP, he has amassed 539 runs with an average of 41.46. However, spinners have dismissed him 4 times in this season.
R Ashwin has bagged 7 wickets in last 4 games and will be interesting to watch him bowl against AB de Villiers
C Gayle averages 30.66 against RCB bowlers. His last three innings score are – 18, 34 and 40
KL Rahul has two 40+ scores in last four innings against RCB and has an average of 39.33
M Shami will be the key bowler for Punjab. In 7 innings, he has bagged 9 wickets.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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