KXIP Vs RCB Dream11 Team: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are two teams who have performed way below par in the IPL over the years, but they have had some thrilling encounters between themselves. KXIP and RCB have a 50-50 win-loss record against each other in the IPL.
KXIP and RCB have locked horns 24 times in the IPL and both teams have won 12 games each.
The match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai and since it’s a night game, it will start at 07:30 PM IST. The players will have to deal with really hot weather on the game day as the maximum temperature is expected to reach 41 degree Celsius.
Both teams played their respective first games at this particular venue itself. RCB managed to get a win under their belt, but KXIP lost in the super over which would have been utterly disappointing for them.
RCB would be looking to build on the winning momentum, while KXIP would be looking to get 2 points on the board.
The difference between the average first and the average second innings score at this venue suggests it’s better to bat first, but because of the massive dew factor, the team winning the toss might go against the stats and might decide to bat second.
KXIP Vs RCB Who Will Win Dream11 Prediction
Both teams have their own strengths and weaknesses, but KXIP’s bowling attack is probably a tad stronger than RCB’s and it’s on the back of their better bowling attack that they will enter the game as favorites.
KXIP playing 11 (expected): KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell
RCB playing 11 (expected): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Joshua Philippe (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Nicholas Pooran: Nicholas Pooran might have bagged two ducks in the first game (one in the actual game and one in the super over), but that doesn’t change the fact that he is a really skillful player and has got a huge range of shots. Going with him as the Dream11 captain might turn out to be the fantasy masterstroke as not too many people will pick him after his failures in the first game.
Devdutt Padikkal: It’s not just the half-century that Devdutt Padikkal scored in the first game against SRH, but the quality of shots that he played during that innings caught everyone’s eyes. He might score a lot of runs going forward in this tournament and can surely be backed as Dream11 captain.
Mohammed Shami: Mohammed Shami, despite coming from a long break, looked in proper shape the other day against Delhi Capitals as he rushed almost everyone with his pace and bounce and finished the game with a 3-wicket haul. He will be a really tricky customer to deal with for RCB.
Yuzvendra Chahal: While the innings of Devdutt Padikkal was of great significance against SRH, it was actually Yuzvendra Chahal’s 3-wicket haul which won RCB their first game.
Chahal showed tremendous control with his loop right through the game, getting the ball up and down, luring the batsmen to take him on and then beating them in the air. It was an exhibition of classical wrist spin bowling by the 30-year old. His performance will be key for RCB again on Thursday night.