Two powerful batting units meet head on when Royal Challengers Bangalore host Kings XI Punjab tomorrow. Some of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket will be on action tomorrow: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock for RCB and KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch and potentially Chris Gayle for KXP. The match could be raining sixes and fours.
Royal Challengers, playing at home, will be slight favourites for online betting. That’s what the odds indicate: 1.63 in favour of RCB and 2.49 in favour of KXP for an outright win. If you are new to 12BET, register yourself right now, right here.
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They lost their first match, against Kolkata Knight Riders, after a tame display. Nothing went right for Kohli and his men. While the batting did not reach the expected levels, bowling was quite pedestrian. They may not have to worry too much about their batting. It has such quality that it is bound to click sooner rather than later.
But the team management has to worry about bowling. The combination of Umesh Yadav, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar cannot be a bad unit. But based on the results of the first match, there is something amiss.
That should not deter you from backing them in online betting. Kohli and ABD can provide cover for any poor bowling performance.
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In the first match, KXP bowled well and batted even better. Rahul played a blinder of an innings, and Karun Nair supported him well. The bowling too was disciplined and sharp. The team did not show any obvious weakness. The good thing about the Punjab team is that their Indian players are hogging the lime light.
This match will R Ashwin pitted against Kohli. Ashwin has had some success against de Villiers. It will be fascinating to see how he fares against the Indian skipper. Another interesting prospect will be seeing how Rahul and possible Gayle going against the young Indian spin duo of Sundar and Chahal.
Prediction for online betting: The safest thing to say is that whoever batting second will win. For an outright prediction, Royal Challengers Bangalore are likely to emerge victorious.