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This game always feels like a game between RCB and Ex-RCB players. One thing that this ensures is that it is entertainment galore. Royal Challengers Bangalore have shown revival, whereas Kings XI Punjab have shown a topsy-turvy progress.
The last time these two teams met, RCB got the better of KXIP, despite an unbeaten 99 from Chris Gayle.
Weather Conditions: A very pleasant outing for the players, as the temperatures will be cool for the evening.
Pitch Report: A flat pitch with a bit of swing on offer early on. Should be a high scoring encounter.
Probable Playing XI:
RCB – 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Virat Kohli (capt), 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Moeen Ali, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Akshdeep Nath, 7 Pawan Negi, 8 Dale Steyn, 9 Mohd. Siraj, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Navdeep Saini
KXIP – 1 KL Rahul, 2 C Gayle, 3 M Agarwal, 4 D Miller, 5 M Singh, 6 S Curran/Sarfaraz Khan, 7 R Ashwin, 8 H Brar, 9 H Viljoen, 10 Mujeeb/M Ashwin, 11 M Shami
Chris Gayle is a master of T20s but he enjoys the Chinnaswamy stadium more. The fact that he will be facing his former franchise might pump him up even more. He went unbeaten on 99 the last time around and yet lost, he’ll be keen to go one step further this time.
Royal Challengers have found a much needed philip courtesy Dale Steyn. He has been at his roaring best with the ball, and the matchup between him and Gayle will be the one to look out for.
Winner prediction: Kings XI Punjab