Both teams pitted against each other in this match seem to be equally strong on paper, but one has outperformed the other in almost every aspect. Placed in the third position in the points table, the Bangalore team headed by Virat Kohli, looked better than ever. They have won 5/7 games they have played, and are in the position they are, only because of their net run rate.
Punjab, on the other hand, also struggled to live up to both themselves and the fans’ standards. The team is positioned at the last spot in the points table with the highest scorer of the tournament at the time, leading it. They proved right that the efforts of just one man could not win a cricket match. So, if they want to win against the might of Bangalore in this match, they’re going to have to do well as a full unit.
At the start of the game, it will be 32 degrees Celsius, and the temperature will fall considerably as the night progresses. Also, the moisture levels are not on the higher side.
As the tournament has gone further, the pitch in Sharjah has been slower. The average scores have also gone down. Despite the shorter limits, chasing it is a difficult task at this place. First, teams can look to bat and get a total of over 190 or 200 here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (c), Simran Singh (wk), Deepak Hooda/Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell/Hardus Viljoen
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Dream 11:
AB de Villiers (c&wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favourites to win this game based on how well they’ve performed recently. They’ve clicked on both their batting and bowling, and they seem to be on track to get their third consecutive victory. In their last encounter, however, Punjab did play well, and they will look to make a comeback. Kohli would be cautious of his rivals, but with the points, his team is likely to walk away. Let’s bet on baji.live now to enjoy the excitement of cricket!