In their first match, Kings XI Punjab will be upbeat after their win against Delhi Daredevils.excellent captaincy and smart bowling by Ravichandran Ashwin helped Kings XI bowlers restrict Delhi to 166/7 in 20 overs.
KL Rahul scored the quickest 50 in the IPL during Kings XI opening fixture. Batting in the middle request, Karun Nair additionally scored a familiar half-century.
The other player to keep an eye out for is KXIP’s mystery spinner-Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who turned into the most youthful to play in the IPL and took two wickets against DD. Further, if Chris Gayle opens the batting then his insight into the conditions may well make him the deadliest in the lineup.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be keen to open their account in VIVO IPL 2018.
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Captain Virat Kohli never got going and even though Brendon McCullum, AB De Villiers and Mandeep Singh got great begins, none of them could change over it into a major score. Bowling down some pins stays to be a more serious issue for RCB and incorporating an all-rounder in the playing XI may make Virat Kohli’s activity simpler.
RCB’s best request will in all probability highlight the dangerous combination of Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and regardless of whether one of these players move then just carnage will be the request of the day at Chinnaswamy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are a capable batting unit however they will need to focus their bowling down they are to win matches consistently.What’s more, despite the fact that they will confront Kings XI Punjab at their home ground, the odds is anything but favorable for them because of their common record here in recent times – losing their last five matches straight.Chinnaswamy Stadium. Kings XI Punjab will be high on certainty after their win over the Delhi Daredevils and we predict them to make it two in two on Friday.
RCB vs KXIP Head to Head
Total Matches: 20;
Kings XI Punjab: 12;
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 8
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