Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2018 star Virat Kohli

GETTYVirat Kohli has had a poor start to the IPL but is expected to bounce back

Punjab go into the match with confidence but defeating RCB at their home perch won't be easy and Ashwin has to marshal his resources well to pull one over his India captain Virat Kohli. Chris Gayle is not playing today.

Watch RCB vs KXIP live score updates. In IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the first match but Kings XI Punjab won the first match. But Punjab have proved they are no pushovers notching an emphatic victory in their opening match against Delhi Daredevils, paving way for an exciting battle tonight. RCB will now want their star batsmen Brendon McCullum and AB de Villiers, who blasted a 27-ball 43 and a 23-ball 44, respectively, in the first game to play with some authority and take the team through.

After good start by KXIP, Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets in one over to bring the host back in the match.

Despite the small size of the ground, spinners held sway a year ago but it could all change with the batsmen keen to regain their firepower.

KL Rahul, who played for RCB till last season has already recorded the fastest-ever fifty in IPL, after scoring a 16-ball 51 run knock in the opening game.

Punjab: It will be home away from home for Karnataka lads Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair when they line up against Bangalore in their first away match of the season. Aaron Finch, joins the team after his wedding and provide some firepower at the top.

Where will the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab be played?

KXIP drafted in the seasoned Aaron Finch, who had missed the first match as he got married a day before that game at Mohali on April 8.

What are the team squads for the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab? The master blaster Chris Gayle may open the innings given the fact that he is aware of the local conditions in Bangalore.

Catch the IPL Live Streaming on Star Sports live for a thrilling and exciting match. The Punjab captain has not dismissed the Indian captain in any of the 14 matches they played against each other so far.

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