Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kings XI Punjab
Tournament: Indian Premier League
Home Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Away Team: Kings XI Punjab
Match : 8th
Date:Friday,Apr 13, 2018
Time: 08:30 PM
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers injured like last time around, and have made a conscious effort to address the lopsidedness of their line-up by beefing up the bowling attack. RCB’s defeat to KKR last week sullied the pre-season excitement that Kohli & Co. tend to bring along every year, and has left them to aim for a fast start at home, where they play two games in four days.
Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, have laid out their template for this season: using spin at various points of an innings to stifle opponents and staying aggressive with the bat. It worked in their tournament opener, against Delhi Daredevils, but there are also holes to plug, such as Yuvraj Singh’s form: he laboured to a 22-ball 12.
Also, considering the relative ease with which fingerspinners are handled in modern-day T20 cricket – Kings XI have two in R Ashwin and Axar Patel – and with death-overs specialist Andrew Tye being taken for 38 runs in four overs, there aren’t many fall-back options. Against one of the better batting teams in the IPL and with the small dimensions of the Chinnawamy Stadium, the margin of error for Kings XI is little.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
1 Brendon McCullum, 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Virat Kohli (capt.), 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Sarfraz Khan, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab:
1 KL Rahul (wk), 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Karun Nair, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Manoj Tiwary, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin (capt.), 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Mohit Sharma
AB de Villiers does not have a strike rate below 150 against any form of bowling. Virat Kohli has a strike rate under 125 against left-arm pace, right-arm offspin and left-arm orthdodox spin.
The average score batting first at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium last year (142) was 32 runs below the average overall score (174) in the IPL at this ground.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kings XI Punjab 8th Match Prediction
*** Kings XI Punjab Win The Match ❌
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