KXIP vs RCB Match Preview – Mohali is all set to welcome the Royal Challengers for an epic encounter in the 28th match of IPL 2019.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are winless in this tournament so far and their campaign has been in the doldrums in this 12th edition of the Indian Premier League.
The chances of their qualification for the playoffs are nearly impossible now, but the team would wish to win all of their remaining matches to regain their respect and get qualified for the semis.
But, if RCB loses tonight’s game against Punjab, then there will be no chance for them to qualify for the playoffs anyhow.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab had lost their previous game against the on-song Mumbai Indians at Wankhede. Despite a brilliant ton by KL Rahul, the Kings XI failed to save the game from defeat.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, which team will beat the other one to gain 2-points at Mohali tonight.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali will host the 28th game of Indian Premier League between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of KXIP vs RCB on Hotstar.
The pitch of Mohali has been favourable to the batsmen and thus a lot of runs have been made in the last few games here. It is expected to behave the same in tonight’s game as well.
Average 1st Innings total at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali (last 4 Night IPL games): 178
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 1, Lost 3
Today, the temperature in Mohali is around 32-36 degrees. It will be hot all day before the things get cooler late in the evenings.
The IS Bindra Stadium is situated near to an airport, and thus the floodlights are placed low all around the ground. This causes the “dew” to arrive early in the play.
So, both the captains will most-likely look to chase after winning the toss.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams in the last 5 matches of IPL are as follows;
Royal Challengers Bangalore: L, L, L, L, L
Kings XI Punjab: L, W, L, W, W
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for tonight’s match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dale Steyn
RCB’s Bench Strength – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Prayas Ray Barman, Washington Sundar, Moeen Ali
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (WK), Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Ravi Ashwin (C), Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
KXIP’s Bench Strength – Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Agnivesh Ayachi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle has a back injury, and thus he’ll most probably miss out tonight’s match. It’ll a big blow for the KXIP side if Gayle misses out tonight against the RCB.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of KXIP vs RCB.
Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul
Vice Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, David Miller, KL Rahul
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of KXIP vs RCB.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – KL Rahul (C)
Batsman – Mayank Agarwal, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Virat Kohli (VC)
All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers – Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsman – David Miller (VC), Karun Nair, AB de Villiers (C), Virat Kohli
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Ashwin, Sam Curran
Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between RCB and MI is KL Rahul.
In his last 7 innings at Mohali in IPL, Rahul has scored 305 runs at an average of 61 (3 half centuries), making him a must-have player in small leagues.
The bowlers of RCB has been awfully out of form in the tournament till now, but with Dale Steyn joining the side, we expect them to perform better in tonight’s game against the Kings XI.
Thus, pick more bowlers from the RCB’s side, especially in the Grand Leagues.
Our Match Prediction:
RCB has been in a tremendously bad form in the tournament so far. Thus, we predict KXIP to win tonight’s encounter against the RCB.
Our Dream11 teams for yesterday’s match performed really well, and we hope you win small and grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match.
*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.