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  • In their previous game, Kings XI Punjab suffered defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their previous game to Delhi Capitals.
  • Lokesh Rahul has been the in-form player for Kings XI Punjab so far in this year’s competition.

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IPL Betting Tips – Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Host Kings XI Punjab will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 28th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday. Both teams will be desperate to register a win in this match after suffering defeats in their previous matches.  At Premium Cricket we provide you with KXIP vs RCB cricket win tips. Visit us regularly for cricket match prediction.

Team Review

Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab will be desperate for a better show as they are currently placed on the fourth position on the league table, but a win could lift them to the second position. Ravichandran Ashwin-led unit will be looking to produce a strong show with bat and ball in front of their home crowds in Mohali. The team management will be having their hopes on opening batsman Lokesh Rahul to lead the team’s batting effort, as he has already managed to score 317 runs in seven matches at an average of 79.25.  Rahul notched up a spectacular century in the previous game played against Mumbai Indians. Certainly, Rahul will be looking to produce consistency with the bat at the top of the order for Kings XI Punjab.

The responsibility will also be on the likes of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal to produce the goods for the team, as they’ve scored 223 and 184 runs respectively at averages of 37.16 and 30.66. Chris Gayle also played well in the previous game played against Mumbai Indians and scored 63 off just 36 balls with the help of three fours and seven sixes. He added a 116-run partnership for the opening wicket to see Kings XI post a daunting score on the board against Mumbai.

In the bowling department, pace bowler Mohammad Shami led the bowling attack for Kings XI in this game. He has topped the bowling charts for the franchise so far this season with 9 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 26.44.  Captain Ravichandran Ashwin has bowled well this season and claimed eight wickets at a superb economy rate of 7.64. Ankit Rajpoot and Sam Curran will need to improve as they leaked a lot of runs in the previous game played against Mumbai Indians.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, they will need to win all of their remaining games in order to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs this season. The franchise has got off to a worse possible start and lost six consecutive games in a row so far this season. Virat Kohli and co. will need to raise their game with bat and ball in order to break their winless streak in this year’s competition.

In the batting department, the focus will be on the likes of Captain Virat Kohli (203 runs at an average of 33.83), middle-order batsman AB De Villiers (183 runs at an average of 34.60) and wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel (172 runs at an average of 28.66). The batting trio will need to deliver runs with the bat in this game as well. Kohli has been consistent at the top of the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore in this year’s competition. He will be determined to turn things around for the franchise in the next couple of matches.

However, the real cause of concern for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match will be lack of runs from the middle-order. Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali and Akshdeep Nath need to be consistent with the bat in order for RCB to break their losing streak in the competition.

The arrival of Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was a big positive for the team in the match against Delhi, as he scored 32 off 18 balls with the help of three sixes.

In the bowling department, Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has topped the bowling charts for Royal Challengers Bangalore in this year’s competition. Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, and Moeen Ali also bowled well in the previous game played against Delhi Capitals.

Probable Playing XI

Kings XI Punjab

Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal/Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Hardus Viljeon, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Ankit Rajpoot.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (captain), AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Parthiv Patel (wk), Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi.

 

 

Our Verdict

Kings XI Punjab has been a far superior side in comparison to Royal Challengers Bangalore so far in this year’s competition. With the likes of Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle firing on all cylinders in the batting department, Kings XI Punjab is favorite to win this game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Match Info

Tournament:

Indian Premier League 2019

Format:

t20

Home Team:

Kings XI Punjab

Away Team:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Date:

Apr 13, 2019

Time:

14:30 GMT

Venue:

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India

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