RCB vs KXIP

This has not been one of the big-ticket rivalries in the Indian Premier League but none the less, the competition has been neck and neck so far. Yes, we are throwing light on RCB vs KXIP, the rivalry between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. Over the years, this rivalry has given the fans so many great moments to cherish on. From David Miller blitzkrieg in Mohali to Virat Kohli masterclass in a rain-shortened game at Chinnaswamy, matches between these two have always generated interests on all fronts.

KXIP vs RCB Head to Head

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab have met in a total of 24 matches in IPL till date with both teams winning on 12 apiece. After the early dominance of KXIP, RCB have been successful in driving the flow in their directions in last few years. RCB have been on the winning side in 4 out of last 5 encounters between them. Surprisingly, both teams have won more matches at their away venues compared to the home games while matches at neutral venues have been shared.

KXIP vs RCB Overall
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Last meetings

In KXIP vs RCB 2019, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. It turned out to be the day of Christopher Henry Gayle as he single-handedly belted his former teammates. He was left stranded agonizingly close to his hundred as KXIP posted 173 runs on the board. Chris Gayle made 99 unbeaten while Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 wickets. In reply, Virat Kohli was in his elements right away in the chase. After the opening partnership with Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers jolted a match-winning effort for the 2nd wicket. Virat Kohli was dismissed for 67 but AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis applied finishing touches as RCB won the match by 8 wickets.

In RCB vs KXIP 2019, the return leg at M. Chinnaswamy stadium, Kings XI Punjab won the toss and asked the home team to have a go first. Virat Kohli went early this time but AB de Villiers was on again with Parthiv Patel. Both shared a crucial foundation to the innings and changed their gears when needed. AB de Villiers made 82 while Marcus Stoinis contributed with a cameo of 46 not out. RCB set a target of 203 runs on RCB vs KXIP 2019 scoreboard to win in batting friendly conditions. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle were impressive to start with but failed to convert into a significant stand. Nicholas Pooran made a quick-fire 46 but a late collapse prevented them from having a shot at the target in the end. Umesh Yadav picked up 3 wickets and RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs. Stay tuned for RCB vs KXIP live score, RCB vs KXIP score.

LAST 5 ENCOUNTERS
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Who are KXIP top batsmen?

Kings XI Punjab has been making consistent changes in the core of their batting lineup. Their best performance in the IPL came in 2014 when they were runners up to Kolkata Knight Riders. Chopping and changing of coaches has also contributed to the factor of not having a long term vision for the franchise. Only David Miller has been with them for last 7-8 seasons of the league. He is leading the tally for top run-scorers against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has 251 runs from 10 innings while Chris Gayle is at the second position surprisingly with only 3 innings against his former team. He accumulated 140 runs from those matches. Two elegant Indian right-handers in KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh complete the table with 128 and 122 runs respectively. David Miller has a strike-rate of 167.33 while Chris Gayle averages 70 against RCB.

Chris Gayle was impressive at Mohali last year with a knock of 99 runs while David Miller is leading the other two tables. KL Rahul has been particularly good at Chinnaswamy stadium as he has grown up playing there for Karnataka.

Who are RCB top batsmen?

Although silverware has eluded them till date but that hasn’t affected the popularity of Royal Challengers Bangalore. They have one of the most loyal fan-base of all the teams. And the main reason behind that is their star-studded batting lineup. You can’t find a better pair in T20 cricket than Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Latter is the leading the list in terms of runs scored against Kings XI Punjab with sensational 662 runs from just 17 innings while former is following him closely with 632 runs from 23 innings. Wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel is at the third spot with 117 runs from 5 innings and Marcus Stoinis rounds-off the table with 74 runs from 2 matches last year. AB de Villiers has an average of 60.18 and a strike-rate of 165.91 against Punjab which are best from the list.

Virat Kohli leads the pack at home and neutral venues while AB de Villiers has been impressive in away matches against KXIP. It will be interesting to see how team management uses new recruit Aaron Finch in the upcoming season of IPL.

TOP 4 BATSMEN (among current players)
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Who are KXIP top bowlers?

Bowling department of Kings XI Punjab has been in constant shuffle as well in the recent years. As a result of that, bowlers will be short on experience as a team when they take the field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming season. From the past data, Ravichandran Ashwin has the most wickets from the active players till last season for KXIP. He has picked up 4 wickets from as many matches. Mohammed Shami has a couple while Murugan Ashwin and Hardus Viljoen have a wicket each against RCB.

In the all-time list for Kings XI Punjab, Sandeep Sharma has 16 scalps from 9 innings against RCB. Yusuf Abdulla had an impressive average of 12.88 while Varun Aaron had an economy of 6.13, which are the all-time best numbers for KXIP against RCB. Team management would be hoping for good returns from Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami and Mujeeb this year after the trade of former captain Ravichandran Ashwin.

Who are RCB top bowlers?

Mike Hesson will be having a keen eye on improving the returns from the bowling unit of Royal Challengers Bangalore when they take the field in IPL 2020. He will be also having information or two about Kings XI Punjab as he was with them during the last season. If we talk about top performers against KXIP historically, Yuzvendra Chahal is at the top as usual for RCB. He has picked up 19 wickets from 12 matches while Umesh Yadav has also been impressive with 9 wickets from just 4 innings. English international Moeen Ali is at the next position with 3 wickets from as many innings while Mohammed Siraj has taken a couple of scalps against KXIP. Yuzvendra Chahal also has one four-wicket haul from the list.

Umesh Yadav is leading the tally for the matches played at Chinnaswamy stadium with a memorable outing against KXIP during the 2018 season while Yuzvendra Chahal has been top-notch during the away matches. RCB will be sweating over the fitness of Dale Steyn in the upcoming season as he is an important cog in their wheels.

TOP 4 BOWLERS (among current players)
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