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Imperial Challengers Bangalore versus Kings XI Punjab, Match 42, IPL 2019

24 April 2019, 8.00 PM IST

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


The surface at the Chinnaswamy Stadium has generally served the players well and that is required to be the situation on Wednesday also. Three scores more than 200 have been amassed at the setting as of now this season. Considering the level idea of the pitch and the little limits, pursuing would be the favored alternative. Groups have had blended outcomes pursuing at this scene this season however. While Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals effectively chased down focuses of 206 and 150 individually, Chennai Super Kings and the hosts RCB missed the mark concerning 162 and 188-run targets separately.


The Royal Challengers Bangalore's playoff goals are barely surviving. With only three successes taken care of and four recreations left to play, Virat Kohli's side can't bear the cost of any more slip-ups in the event that they are to verify a compartment in the playoffs. Four successes could verify RCB's capability, yet Kohli isn't looking that a long ways ahead; rather, he's been worrying on the significance of remaining in the present and concentrating on one diversion at any given moment. The undertaking that anticipates them tomorrow is a great one as they challenge any semblance of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, who make their arrival to the scene of past triumphs. KXIP have fallen into a similar snare as RCB, depending a lot on the individual splendor of their top request. The remainder of the batting has flopped as a rule, and that is brought about Ashwin's side dropping three of their last four matches. The last time these opposite sides met, masterclasses from Kohli and De Villiers guaranteed RCB showed signs of improvement of the home side. Presently, Gayle and Co will have retribution on their brains when they set foot inside the Chinnaswamy.

Straight on (in IPL)

Absolute: 23

Imperial Challengers Bangalore wins: 11 (48%)

Rulers XI Punjab wins: 12 (52%)

Structure (latest first)

Regal Challengers Bangalore: W L W L (great structure)

Lords XI Punjab: L W L W (average structure)

Last Match's Playing XI and conceivable changes:

Regal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi

Likely changes for this match: Shimron Hetmyer for Moeen Ali

Lords XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sam Curran, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami

Likely changes for this match – None

My XI for the Game:


Parthiv Patel's 50 years pushed RCB to a focused aggregate in their last match, and his come up short on Shardul Thakur off the last bundle of the match fixed a dazzling 1-run triumph. He will take a great deal of heart from that execution and hope to proceed in a similar vein against KXIP.


Virat Kohli had looked scratchy toward the beginning of the competition, yet with his side urgently looking for wins, the captain has recovered his structure. Kohli enlisted a hair-raising 100 in the past match against CSK, his first this season. He will trust that that thump can goad him on to more prominent statures in the diversions to come.

Chris Gayle savors batting at the Chinnaswamy. He midpoints more than 40 at the scene and has three centuries amazingly here. On the off chance that Gayle can see off Dale Steyn's opening burst, he'll extravagant his odds against the remainder of the RCB bowling unit. After a quiet begin to the competition, AB de Villiers resembles he's returning to his free-streaming best. De Villiers, who has scored up three half-hundreds of years in his last five diversions, looked in great scratch in the past amusement against CSK before being expelled for 25. The last time these opposite sides met, it was the South African's unbeaten 59 that conveyed RCB to triumph.

David Miller hasn't been too predictable this season. His battle started promisingly as he scored a quickfire 50 years against KKR, yet he's blurred away from that point forward, overseeing only two 40+ scores. Nonetheless, the short limits, level deck and toothless bowling assault on offer in the match against RCB could be the ideal formula for him to discover some structure.


Marcus Stoinis began off splendidly with scores of 31, 28, 15 and 28 in his initial four matches, yet he's gone off the bubble generally. With Moeen Ali set to come back to England, the onus will be on the Australian to furnish RCB with the driving force at the back end of the innings.

Sam Curran supplanted Nicholas Pooran in Kings XI's past match, yet was a touch baffling, spilling 34 runs. Curran's been costly directly through the competition yet he has the skill of getting wickets and thinking about KXIP's absence of assets on the seat, the Englishman remains their most solid option.


Dale Steyn's entry has furnished RCB's flat bowling assault with the sparkle they painfully needed toward the beginning of the period. Steyn has just gotten four wickets in only two amusements and will hold the key against a considerable KXIP top-request. Yuzvendra Chahal has been RCB's best bowler this season by a long distance. The leggie is right now third in the race for the Purple Cap with 14 wickets. Punjab's center request isn't the most grounded and Chahal will extravagant his odds of adding a couple more wickets to his count.

Navdeep Saini has, rather shockingly, become RCB's go-to bowler at the passing, and he's conveyed as a general rule. While any semblance of Siraj, Umesh and Stoinis have spilled runs, Saini has figured out how to keep things tight generally. The last time these opposite sides met, he bowled an incredible – though wicketless – spell, completing with figures of 4-0-23-0.

Murugan Ashwin has not been among the wickets, yet like Saini for RCB, he's kept resistance batsmen under check, bragging an economy rate a little more than 6. Kohli and De Villiers both battle against wrist turn right off the bat in their innings, which implies Murugan will have a key task to carry out.

Chief: Chris Gayle

Bad habit chief: Virat Kohli

Player to keep an eye out for: Chris Gayle

Gayle has been in impressive type recently, enrolling scores of 63, 99, 30 and 69 in his last four innings. He doesn't have a century this IPL up 'til now and could have something exceptional saved for the fans on Wednesday.

RCB's bowling assault is among the most exceedingly terrible in the challenge, and beside Steyn, none of the bowlers appear to have the range of abilities to inconvenience Gayle once he gets moving.

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