Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Bangalore is placed at the third place in the points table with five wins from seven matches whereas Punjab is at the bottom of the points table with a solitary win in seven matches.
We have got some useful Betting tips for you which can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head to head, stats and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
KXIP last five matches: L L L L L
Kings XI Punjab have struggled to get going in the season. Punjab had the last match under their grasp against Kolkata Knight Riders as they required 19 runs in the final three overs but they went on to make a mess of it to lose by two runs. All the matches are now must-win for Punjab to qualify for the playoff stages.
RCB last five matches: W W L W W
Royal Challengers Bangalore thoroughly dominated their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders as they won by a gargantuan margin of 82 runs. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have looked in ominous form whereas the addition of Chris Morris has added solidarity to the bowling unit.
When both of these teams had met earlier in the tournament, KXIP had obliterated RCB by 97 runs.
Head to head:
Total matches – 25, Won by KXIP – 13, Won by RCB – 12.
Players to watch out for: AB de Villiers looked in prolific form in the previous match. Virat Kohli has also returned back to form whereas Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal have done a fine job at the top of the order. Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal will be the crucial bowlers for RCB.
KXIP will receive a major boost as Chris Gayle is all set to play his maiden match of the season. Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Nicolas Pooran and Mohammed Shami will be important players for Punjab.