IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, Kohli's battle to stay alive in the tournament
Ashwin led Punjab has won 5 games out of 10 while Bangalore has won 3 matches out of the 10. Ashwin's squad has been inconsistent in their performance as the team has got two consecutive victories just once in the season.
After getting two back to back victories, excited RCB will host Kings XI Punjab at M Chinnaswamy stadium in the 42nd match of the season on April 24. Ashwin led Punjab has won 5 games out of 10 while Bangalore has won 3 matches out of the 10.
Ashwin's squad has been inconsistent in their performance as the team has got two consecutive victories just once in the season. Punjab lost its last match against Delhi Capitals. Chris Gayle (69runs) and Mandeep Singh (30runs) were the two players who contributed to the teams total of 163. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are the two men who have the onus of putting runs for the team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore which is last on the points table has won only three matches out of the 10 played so far. Kohli's team have to win this match if they have to improve their minimal chances of qualifying for the playoffs. Struggling RCB, with its two back to back wins for the first time in the season is slowly looking to make a comeback in the tournament. Bangalore won its last game against the defending champions Chennai by 1 run. Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, and AB de Villiers will have major responsibilities of putting maximum runs from their bat when it faces Chennai.
Head to Head
Punjab won- 12
RCB: Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini.
KXIP: Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (capt), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthi, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi.
Source: NYOOOZ DESK - IPL 2019