Bangalore vs Punjab : Fantasy Tips, Probable XI, Match Prediction

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Bangalore vs Punjab : Fantasy Tips, Probable XI, Match Prediction

The 31st match of the ongoing 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Sharjah on Thursday.

Head to Head Stats

Total Matches Played : 24
Won by Bangalore : 11
Won by Punjab : 13
No Result : 0

Match Prediction

Punjab have won just a single game so far in this season and the coincidence is that the win was over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite defeating RCB earlier this season, I am not expecting Punjab to win this time too.

I am backing RCB to win this one. RCB has found their rhythm in this season and are looking balanced side.

Fantasy Tips :

Suggestions based on form :

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal

Captain and Vice Captain Picks :

KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers

Differential Picks :

Devdutt Padikkal, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi

Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable Playing XI :

Devdutt Padikkal
Aaron Finch
Virat Kohli (C)
AB de Villiers (WK)
Washington Sundar
Shivam Dube
Chris Morris
Isuru Udana
Navdeep Saini
Mohammed Siraj
Yuzvendra Chahal

Player to Watch Out : Virat Kohli

Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XI :

KL Rahul (C & WK)
Chris Gayle
Mayank Agarwal
Nicholas Pooran
James Neesham
Mandeep Singh
Krishnappa Gowtham
Ravi Bishnoi
Mohammed Shami
Arshdeep Singh
Chris Jordan

Player to Watch Out : KL Rahul

Kings XI Punjab are desparate for a win having won only one match from 7 matches they've played so far. Their openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are leading the charts in the Orange Cap race at first and second position. I am expecting some changes in KXIP for today's match. With Glenn Maxwell continuously struggling to get runs, I am hoping that finally Chris Gayle will get a match.

Bangalore on the other hand, are playing good cricket and I expect them to qualify for playoffs. Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have been pretty good with the bat for Bangalore. Yuzvendra Chahal is the top wicket taker for RCB. With Chris Morris back in the side, RCB is now looking a dangerous side.

Ritesh Ghimire

Ritesh is a Computer Engineer, Web Developer and an active cricket follower. Being the founder of LetzCricket, he has been watching and analysing Nepali and International cricket and sharing his opinions through LetzCricket.