Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab

Moeen Ali has been in good form with bat and ball for RCB
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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab


Kings XI Punjab will face Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bangalore's home ground at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The addition of Dale Steyn has helped to revitalize the Royal Challengers Bangalore as they have won two out of their last three matches. Their last match against Chennai Super Kings went really close and the team was successful in winning by just one run.

It was Parthiv Patel's half-century which had taken them to a below par 160 odd score. Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav then snaffled two wickets each to put Chennai in a dire state.


It required one of the best knocks in the T20 career of MS Dhoni as he smashed 84 from just 48 deliveries to reduce the equation to two required off the last ball. Umesh Yadav kept his cool and bowled a slower one which Dhoni missed and Patel struck the stumps from behind the wickets to seal a memorable win for Bangalore.

Although it is highly unlikely that RCB qualify for the playoffs, they can still take a lot of positives from the last few matches and would be raring to get another win under their belt.

Kings XI Punjab have done relatively well and are at the fifth spot with five wins and five losses from 10 games. They would desperately require openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle to get them off to a good start once again after which the middle-order consisting of Mayank Agarwal, David Miller and Mandeep Singh can capitalise on that.

Punjab have three quality spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin and Mujeeb Ur Rahman who will hold the key to Punjab's success.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore- Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav

Kings XI Punjab- Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Royal Challengers Bangalore

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammed Shami (Kings XI Punjab), Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Most boundaries – Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Team Scores Batting First – Kings XI Punjab 170+, Royal Challengers Bangalore 180+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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