In the eighth match of IPL10 2017, Kings XI Punjab take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. This time the both victorious team of the Saturday’s matches are going to face each other. Kings XI Punjab started off well by winning their first match against Rising Pune Supergiants. While RCB will look to earn their second win after beating Delhi Daredevils in a thriller. KXIP were quite professional in their win against Rising Pune Supergiants, the bowlers did extremely well to restrict the opposition to 163, after which all the batsmen contributed to the run-chase. Whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore won a close match against the Delhi Daredevils. On a wicket with spongy bounce, they denied Daredevils after giving them a modest 153 to chase. This time RCB may face loss because Virat Kohli is not playing because of injury and may be AB de villers is also not up for this match.
Here are 7 sneak preview of IPL 2017 Eighth match
#1 Eighth match of Indian Premier League season 10 is between Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. KXIP (Kings XI Punjab) have come mighty close to holding the cup twice in the first season and the eighth season of the IPL.
#2 This seventh match of IPL10 2017 Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders is taking place, today 8pm at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.
#3 Royal Challengers Bangalore likely XI: Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod, Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake.
#4 Royal Challengers Bangalore: After a defeat in the tournament opener, RCB won their last match against Delhi Daredevils and now they are set to win against Kings XI Punjab.
#5 Kings XI Punjab likely XI: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Shaarma, T Natarajan.
#6 Kings XI Punjab: Kings XI Punjab will come up with lot of confidence after a comfortable victory over Rising Pune Supergiant in their opening match.
#7 Kings XI Punjab have usually dominated the head to head battles against Royal Challengers Bangalore. They won 10 out of the 18 matches played between both the team, but in the last two years RCB have managed to beat Kings XI thrice in four encounters.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Shane Watson (capt), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.
Kings XI Punjab
Glenn Maxwell (capt), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle and Shane Watson
Chris Gayle is Swashbuckling opening batsman of Royal Challengers Bangalore and is known for his larger than life attitude both on an off the pitch. Whilw Shane Watson had marshalled his bowling resources well in RCB’s last matches.
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra
Hashim Amla opened the innings against Rising Pune Supergiants. He is good across all formats and will keep his place against RCB. Manan Vohra was Amla’s opening partner and the talented batsman once again got off to a good start but was unable to convert it.
According to us Royal Challengers Bangalore will hold an edge.
- Kings XI Punjab have usually dominated the head to head battles against Royal Challengers Bangalore and won 10 out of the 18 matches played between the two sides, but the last two years RCB have managed to beat Kings XI thrice in four encounters.
- They have smashing Batting line up and swashbuckling batsmen like Chris Gayle and Shane Watson.
- This team have some best bowlers like Tymel Mills, Billy Stanlake and Yuzvendra Chahal.