Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indore on Monday (April 10). This is one of the most awaited matches of the IPL 2017 as both the team has some huge names that could win the match for them. KXIP will be high on confidence after they managed to win their first match very easily. Their performance was brilliant in the first match with both bat and ball.
On the other hand, RCB also won the first match by a very close margin. But the main thing for RCB will be that this will be their third game of this season and they have already lost the opening game.
Date: April 10th
Venue: Holkar Stadium, Indore
Time: 20.00 IST
KXIP looked very strong and positive in the first game of the season. They performed well with the bat and ball. The main thing for them would be the form of Maxwell and Miller. Both the batsman were out of form for the entire season last year. But, Maxwell already showed that he is up for the challenge this year by playing a fantastic knock in the first match. Miller also batted brilliantly alongside Maxwell.
But other batsman failed to impress as they got out cheaply in the first match. the bowling department also looks good as they managed to get wickets at the regular interval in the first game. They will take the confidence from the last game would want to continue their brilliant form in this match also.
In this match also the batting lineup will depend on Vohra, Hashim Amla, Maxwell, Miller. In the bowling department, Sandeep Sharma will take the charge. He will get support from Axar Patel and Stonis.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is clearly missing their star players Kohli and de Villers. They were in a lot of pressure on both the matches they played. In the first match they were beaten comprehensively and in the second match, Delhi batted horribly which saw RCB take the match.
RCB is struggling in their batting department as no batsman is able to put a huge total on the board. In the last match, only Kedar Jadhav managed to put up a brilliant show with the bat which gave the fighting total for RCB to defend. In this match also Watson will try to change the combination and it remains to be seen that what side that he goes in with. The bowling department needs to come to the party. They did well in the last match but it was horrible shots from Delhi batsman that led the wickets.
The match will prove to be a good one to watch as both the team would love to win their second match of the season and get going.
KXIP Vs RCB Match Prediction:
Indore’s Holkar stadium always favour batsmen and both sides have some big hitters, so we could expect a high scoring game. KXIP have performed brilliantly in the last match and they would win their second match of the tournament.