Royal Challengers Bangalore are still seeking out for their first win and will take on KXIP in match 28 of Vivo IPL 2019. The game is scheduled at 8 PM local time.
RCB will be playing five days after their sixth loss this season. This gap of five days has provided ample time to players as well as management to think over the games lost and plan for the upcoming ones.
KXIP, on the other hand, lost their previous game to MI in a last-ball encounter. The match gave a strong impression of the batting potential the team holds, but also raised concern regarding the form of the bowlers as they failed to defend a massive target at the Wankhede Stadium.
The temperature in Mohali is considerably high in the day and lowers down in the evening. The pitch is on the slower side with the spinners getting an advantage. Dew factor comes into action at night, so chasing is a better option here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB is in a “do or die” situation. The team looks good on paper, but players are failing to perform, resulting in six straight losses.
The team and management must have thought about the team line-up and changes may be expected in the final playing XI. Umesh Yadav may come in for Akashdeep Nath while Tim Southee may be left out for this match
RCB Probable XI
Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP has won four out of their seven games played so far and would look to dominate the degenerating RCB tonight.
Sam Curran might open with KL Rahul as it is unsure whether Gayle will play or not. M Ashwin and Mujeeb Ur Rehman may also find their place in playing XI for the match at Mohali.
KXIP Probable XI:
KL Rahul, Sam Curran, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Mandeep Singh, R Ashwin, M Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman
Dream XI Predictions:
- Wicket- Keeper: KL Rahul
- Batsmen: David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
- All Rounders: Sam Curran, Marcus Stoinis
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
KXIP has a stronghold at Mohali which acts as a fortress to them.
RCB will be looking to get the first two vital points to survive in the competition. This game is tough to be predicted but coming after a five days rest, RCB, might take the lead this time.
RCB to beat KXIP