IPL 2018 RCB vs KXIP Match 48: Kohali and R. Ashwin to lead for survival race
IPL 2018 RCB vs KXIP Match 48: Kohali and R. Ashwin to lead for survival race

Kings XI Punjab will play their final match number 43 of VIVO IPL 2018 at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore as they host Royal Challengers Bangalore in their second home ground.

Kings XI Punjab was placed on top of the table with five wins from six matches. However, KXIP have posted only one win in their next five matches, and hence find themselves locked in a survival race of playoff. In their most recent meet, KXIP were thrown away by the Kolkata Knight Riders, as KKR posted 245-6 – the highest total of the 11th season of IPL.

On the other hand Royal Challengers Bangalore are also part of the survival race too as the Kohli-led RCB are currently placed seventh in the eight-team table, and come into this match at the back of a booming win over the Delhi Daredevils on Saturday night.

RCB has not won two consecutive matches in this season, RCB cannot afford one more defeat, and they need to win this to stay in conflict for a playoff spot.

Probable 11:

Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (Wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Tim Southee.




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