Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kings XI Punjab: 42nd IPL Match Preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kings XI Punjab: 42nd IPL Match Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Kings XI Punjab in the match 42 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The game is another do-or-die clash for the home side who are placed on the bottom of the league table with six points after 10 matches. Therefore, Virat Kohli-led unit will have to win all of their remaining matches to have any chance of making it to the next stage. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was the RCB who came out on top with an eight-wicket margin.

Bangalore will come in the match high on confidence after registering a nail-biting one-run win in their previous match against Chennai Super Kings. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Kohli, veteran right-hander AB de Villiers, England's Moeen Ali and Australia's Marcus Stoinis to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the pace trio of South Africa's Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and spin duo of Pawan Negi and Yuzvendra Chahal to produce timely breakthroughs.

On other hand, the match will be an important one for the visitors as well as they are in a tricky situation after having 10 points in 10 matches. Therefore, a win will help improving Ravichandran Ashwin-led team's chances of making it to the next stage. In the previous match, Punjab suffered a five-wicket defeat against Delhi

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Azeem Siddiqui
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