IPL 2018: 48th Match: KXIP vs RCB – Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore will travel to Kings XI Punjab home den for the 48th match of the IPL 2018. The Virat Kohli led team had won their last match against Delhi Daredevils by five wickets. Consequently, the Men in Red had kept themselves running in the playoffs race.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab has lost their last two matches and thus they have veered off the track. Ravichandran Ashwin led team has won six matches out of the eleven they have played. Hence, they find themselves at the third position in points table.
As the battle for the playoffs is getting intense in the final stages of the league matches, both teams will like to bring their A-game to the table.
Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel was the opening pair in the last match. However, it will make more sense to put a right-left hand combination in the opening position. Furthermore, Manan Vohra has done a decent job for RCB.
Parthiv Patel has had a good couple of matches for RCB since he has come into the side. The wicketkeeper-batsman will like to provide a good platform to the Bangalore side.
Virat Kohli was able to bring out his piece de resistance when it mattered the most. RCB skipper scored a fine 70 in the last match against Delhi.
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has continued to amaze us with his breathtaking knocks. The South African Talismanic batsman has scored a blistering 72 to take his team over the line in the previous match.
Mandeep Singh form has taken a dip in the last few matches. However, the right-hander will like to hit the ground running in this match.
Moeen Ali was not able to stand tall to the opening position challenge in the previous game. Nonetheless, the England all-rounder had done a good job with the ball.
Colin de Grandhomme
Colin de Grandhomme has had a see-saw season in the limited opportunities he has received. The Kiwi all-rounder can be used as a floater if RCB gets off to a good start.
Tim Southee turned out to be expensive in the last match against Delhi. However, the New Zealander has done a fine job since he has come into the playing XI.
Umesh Yadav went wicketless in the last match. Thus, the speedster has lagged behind in the Purple cap race. Yadav has 14 scalps to his name.
Mohammed Siraj proved to be expensive in the previous match. However, Virat Kohli is expected to back him in the upcoming matches.
Yuzvendra Chahal had an impressive last match. The leg-spinner scalped two wickets in his spell. Furthermore, Chahal was also economical.