AB de Villiers (batting in picture) has been in good form for RCB © IANS (File Photo)
AB de Villiers (batting in picture) has been in good form for RCB © IANS (File Photo)

 

May 9, 2014

 

In Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 struggling, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Bangalore. It is Bangalore who are in dire need of a win as they have won only two of their games till now. On the other hand, Punjab will look to continue their winning momentum. They won their lats game of IPL 7 against Chennai Super Kings ( CSK). Catch Live Scorecard and ball by ball commentary of the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2014 match here.

 

Both teams have star players in their ranks. But Punjab’s players have performed better on an overall basis. The likes of Glenn Maxwell and David have been in excellent form for them. Even George Bailey has chipped in with useful runs. Bangalore’s main players though, like Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh have been struggling for and consistency. AB de Villiers is one batsman who has done well for them till now. Their bowlers have been creditable. Catch Live Blog of the IPL 2014 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.

 

The track  at Chinnaswamy stadium tends to suit Bangalore’s batsmen,  as the even bounce will help the stroke-makers in the line-up to play on the up and through the line. But it has to be remembered that Punjab too have some fine stroke-makers in their ranks to take advantage of it.

 

Squads:

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel (wk), Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Muttiah Muralitharan, Mitchell Starc, Ravi Rampaul, Vijay Zol, Sachin Rana, Yogesh Takawale, Nic Maddinson, Sandeep Warrier, Tanmay Mishra, Harshal Patel, Shadab Jakati, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Ashok Dinda, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal.

 

Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (c), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag, Rishi Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Beuran Hendricks, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Thisara Perera, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Murali Kartik, Sandeep Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Akshar Patel, Parvinder Awana, Shardul Thakur, Anureet Singh, Shivam Sharma, Karanveer Singh.

 

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