Kings xi punjab
Kings XI Punjab performed well in the opening match of the Indian Premier League this season but failed to register their first win. They lost the first match against Delhi Capital which they could have easily won. The match was tied and the match was decided in the Super Over as they failed to score just one run on the last three deliveries of their innings.
Punjab won the toss and decided to field in his very first match. His bowling unit performed well in the early overs. He sent three of Delhi’s best batsmen to the pavilion for a total of just 13 runs. He scored 157 runs in his 20-over innings. Mohammed Shami was the most successful and most wicket taker for his side in the last match, taking three wickets in his four overs and being dismissed for only 15 runs. Sheldon Cottrell also had a good run with the ball. He took two wickets in his four overs, while 24 runs were taken from him. Chris Jordan and Kay. Gautham was the bowler who failed to take any wicket in the previous match while Ravi Bishnoi had one wicket.
Kings XI Punjab’s batting order performed well in the last match, but failed to chase down the target of 158 runs. He managed to score 157 runs in his innings of 20 overs. He had a good start of 30 runs, but lost his crucial four wickets while reaching the score of 35 runs.
Mayank Agarwal was the most successful and highest run-scorer for his side, scoring 89 runs off just 60 balls with the help of seven fours and four sixes. Captain Lokesh Rahul also performed well with the bat. He scored 31 runs off 19 balls and hit two fours and a six. Krishnappa Gowtham scored 20 runs off 14 balls while Sarfaraz Khan had 12 runs to his name. Karun Nair and Glenn Maxwell scored one each and Nicholas Pooran failed to open his account on the scoreboard.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore changed their history of losing the first match of the Indian Premier League and won the first match of the tournament against Sunrisers Hyderabad by a margin of 10 runs. Bangalore lost the toss and asked to bat first. The way his batting order performed in that match was just brilliant.
Bangalore scored a total of 163 runs in his 20-over innings. Devdutt Padikkal, who was making his Indian Premier League debut, had a brilliant performance with the bat. He was the most successful and highest run-scorer for his side, scoring 56 runs off 42 balls with the help of eight fours. AB de Villiers also performed brilliantly with the bat in the opening match of the Dream 11 IPL. He scored 51 runs off just balls and hit four fours and two huge sixes. Aaron Finch scored 29 runs in the previous match, while captain Virat Kohli had 14 runs in his name. Shivam Dubey and Josh Philip did not stay out until the end of their innings.
The way the bowling unit of Royal Challengers Bangalore performed brilliantly in the last match. He defended the target of 164 runs and leaked 153 runs in his 20-over innings. He was nowhere in the game until the first half of his bowling but made his comeback in the second half. He scored just 38 runs in the last 10 overs of his innings.
Yuzvendra Chahal was the most successful bowler for them, taking three wickets for only 18 runs in his four overs. Shivam Dubey also performed well with the bat. He took two wickets for 15 runs in his three overs. Navdeep Saini also took two wickets, but was given 25 runs in his four overs. Dale Steyn took one wicket in his 3.3 overs while scoring 33 runs. Umesh Yadav was the bowler for his side who got a lot of runs. He took three wickets for 48 runs in his four overs. He failed to take any wicket.
Today Match PredictionRCB Will Win
Our today’s match prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore is a strong team overall and won the opening match of the tournament. Royal Challengers Bangalore is a stronger team than Kings XI Punjab, at least on paper. As per our IPL T20 prediction, Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favorite who will win this match.