Chinnaswamy, April 24, Wednesday at 08:00 PM IST
After securing a scintillating 1 run win over table toppers Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore look all set for their next challenge. Playing in the home conditions again, RCB will be looking for another win over The Kings XI Punjab when both the side come face to face at M Chinnaswamy Stadium tonight.
It is the same opposition against which RCB secured its maiden win of this season after facing six defeats on the trot. So, can they make it a double over Kings? In fact, they will have to as Royal Challengers Bangalore can't afford another loss in the tournament. They need to win each of their remaining encounters to secure a place in playoffs.
Kings XI Punjab, on the opposite, in placed fifth with five wins and as many defeats in ten outings. They are coming after facing a five drubbing at the hands of Delhi Capitals and would be desperate for a win.
So, let's see if RCB manages a double over Kings or it will be the end of their part in the tournament.
Total – 23
RCB – 11
KXIP – 12
The night encounters in M Chinnaswamy have been high-scoring thrillers like the previous one between RCB and CSK. As far as the weather forecast is concerned, the evenings in Bangalore have been cloudy of late but no chances of rain are expected. So, another high-scoring encounter is expected tonight.
Avg 1st inn score: 158
Avg 2nd inn score: 147
Highest Total: 202/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs Eng
Lowest Total: 127/10 (16.3 Ov) by Eng vs IND
Highest Chased: 194/3 (19.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Lowest Defended: 146/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs BAN
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Possibilities: Umesh Yadav/M Siraj
Kings XI Punjab:
Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin
Possibilities: Hardus Viljoen/Nicholas Pooran & Harpreet Brar/Arshdeep Singh
This RCB Vs KXIP 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.
Team 1 and 2: Top-order on fire
M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a batting paradise and the top order of both sides boast a couple of power hitters. While RCB Has V Kohli and AB d Villiers in their ranks, KXIP boasts on Chris Gayle and KL Rahul's power-hitting capabilities.
Team 3 and 4: Unorthodox Combinations
THIS RCB VS KXIP 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.