Who will win RCB vs KXIP, IPL 2017 43rd Match?
Our Prediction Kings XI Punjab are favorites to win
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be playing for pride as they take on the Kings XI Punjab in match no. 43 of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2017. The match is scheduled to be played on May 5 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Live action will begin at 8 PM local time.
RCB vs KXIP 43rd Match: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Set Max, Sony Six, Sky Sports
Live streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Star Sports
The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy has not been as high-scoring this season as it is generally known to be and the success rate of the teams batting first here has been slightly on the higher side than the ones that have batted second in the past few games. The toss-winning skipper therefore might prefer to put runs on the scoreboard first up.
Read on for team previews, latest betting odds, betting tips and prediction for RCB vs KXIP, IPL 2017 43rd match..
There are no reports of injury to any of the players in the side and no changes are expected in their lineup for this upcoming match against the Kings XI Punjab.
AB de Villiers top-scored with 43 runs in the last game against the Mumbai Indians. He had also smashed an unbeaten 89 against the KXIP earlier in the season and RCB will want him to replicate that performance on Friday night. Virat Kohli is the only batsman in the side to have hit three fifties this IPL and it will be good for the team if he too gets going. Yuzvendra Chahal has been the wicket-taking bowler for RCB and he is expected to do well against KXIP at this ground.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are the first team to have been eliminated from this tenth edition of the Indian Premier League. RCB are right down at the bottom of the pool with just two wins from eleven league matches and they will come into this match with defeats in their last four completed fixtures.
RCB Predicted Playing 11
V Kohli (c), Mandeep Singh, TM Head, AB de Villiers, KM Jadhav (wk), SR Watson, P Negi, AF Milne, S Aravind, A Choudhary, YS Chahal.
Kings XI Punjab seem to be free from all injury concerns at the moment and they will be going into this game full strength. The selectors are likely to retain the winning combination from the last game against the Delhi Daredevils.
Hashim Amla, Martin Guptill and Glenn Maxwell are the three big guns in KXIP’s batting lineup. Amla is averaging 63 and has scores of 104*, 65 and 16* in his previous three innings. Guptill struck an unbeaten fifty in just his second game of the IPL 2017 while Maxwell is always a big threat with the bat in this format. Sandeep Sharma and Axar Patel are the key bowlers in the side. Both have been among the wickets in addition to being consistently economical.
With two wins in their previous three matches, Kings XI Punjab have steadied themselves at the fifth position on the IPL league table. They now have eight points from nine matches and their hopes of making it to the playoffs are well and truly alive. KXIP have been good with the bat all through the season.
KXIP Predicted Playing 11
GJ Maxwell (c), MJ Guptill, HM Amla, M Vohra, SE Marsh, WP Saha (wk), AR Patel, MM Sharma, VR Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.
RCB vs KXIP Head to Head
Kings XI Punjab are slightly ahead of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in terms of head-to-head count, winning 11 out of the 19 matches. Both teams are however tied at four wins each from the eight matches that have been played at the M Chinnaswamy. KXIP emerged victorious by 8 wickets when the two teams met earlier in the season at Indore.
RCB vs KXIP Betting Odds
It is quite surprising to see Royal Challengers Bangalore start as favorites with Bet365 at 1.80, given how miserably they have performed as a unit in this season of the Indian Premier League. Their batting collapses have disappointed their fans big time, and seeing how things have turned out for them this year, there really aren’t much expectations from them. Kings XI Punjab offer a good value instead at 2 with bet365. Though they have been an average side for most part of the season, their performance in the last three games has been outstanding and they seem to be a safer bet at the moment.
RCB vs KXIP Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore have already been ousted from the IPL 2017 and they will want to salvage their pride by winning their remaining games. Home advantage is certainly going to be on their side, but at the same time, having lost four of their last five fixtures at this venue is something which will play on the back of their mind.
Kings XI Punjab too are a batting-heavy unit but unlike RCB, they haven’t had a single batting collapse so far. They have also shown a great deal of improvement in their bowling department and as such, seem stronger than the struggling RCB. KXIP are high on confidence after their 10-wicket drubbing of the Delhi Daredevils in the last game and we therefore predict them to win this match.
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