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Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore face each other for the second time in the season. In the previous match, Punjab defeated Bengaluru by 97 runs.
The 31st match of the 13th season of IPL will be played in a short time between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Sharjah. Punjab are at the bottom of the points table after losing 6 out of 7 matches. For him it is a do or die contest. Chris Gayle may get a chance at RCB. This will be his first match this season.
Chris Gayle fit perfectly
Gayle is fully fitted. He was admitted to the hospital for the last few days due to stomach infection. In the share video on the team’s official Twitter handle, he said that the wait was over. He said that the team’s journey in the IPL is not over yet. There are 7 matches left in the league right now. We can win all seven matches.
Punjab has defeated Bengaluru in the season
Both teams are face to face for the second time in the season. In the previous match, Punjab defeated Bengaluru by 97 runs. This is the biggest win so far this season. Talking about the last 5 matches, Bengaluru has won 3 times and Punjab has won 2 times.
Punjab has won only from Bengaluru in the tournament
This season of IPL, Punjab has played a total of 7 matches so far, out of which it has lost a total of 6 matches and has won only one match against Bengaluru. In such a situation, Punjab would like to break the chain of defeat by winning against Bengaluru again.
Rahul-Mayank leads Orange Cap claim
Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul (387) and Mayank Agarwal (337) are at the forefront in scoring the most runs in the league. Both have also scored a century each in the season. Rahul had scored a brilliant century against Bengaluru.
Kohli-de Villiers returns to form in Bengaluru
Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers returning to the rhythm are good signs for Bengaluru. De Villiers had scored 73 off 33 balls against Kolkata in the previous match. At the same time, Kohli has also applied 2 fifty in the season so far.
Expensive players from both teams
Captain Kohli is the most expensive player in RCB. The team will give him 17 crores of a season. After him, AB de Villiers is named in the team, who will get Rs 11 crore this season. At the same time, Captain Lokesh Rahul is the most expensive player in Punjab with a price of 11 crores and Glenn Maxwell 10.75 crores.
RCB’s success rate in IPL is 48.09%, more than Punjab
RCB has a success rate of 48.09% in IPL. He has played 188 matches in the league so far, winning 89 matches and losing 95. At the same time, 4 matches were inconclusive. Punjab, on the other hand, has a Punjab success rate of 45.08%. Punjab has played a total of 183 matches so far, winning 83 and losing 100.
Both Bengaluru and Punjab could not win the title
RCB played the final under the captaincy of Anil Kumble in 2009 and Daniel Vettori in 2011. The team also reached the final under Virat’s captaincy in 2016. But each time the team’s luck was bad. Punjab had played the final in 2014. He had to face defeat at Kolkata.