We have two matches tomorrow in the Indian Premier League. In the first match, Kolkata Knight Riders host Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, while Royal Challengers Bangalore welcome Delhi Daredevils M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Both the matches feature some genuine match winners.
18th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab – Preview
These two have been among the strongest teams in the IPL in terms of early performance. Both the teams have three matches apiece. Kings XI have played four matches, while Knight Riders have played five. The winner of this match has every chance of going to the top of the table.
Both the teams are in scintillating recent form. For Punjab, Chris Gayle has back with a bang. He hit the first century of this season’s IPL in the match – a typical Gayle hundred studded with sixes in all directions. Kings XI Punjab have a fearsome and explosive batting order. But it has to fire each time. If it fails, they do not have an exceptional bowling attack to compensate for the batting failure.
That is the main difference between the Kolkata and Punjab sides. KKR has as explosive a batting lineup as Punjab’s. Plus, they have a resourceful bowling combination to back it up.
Prediction for cricket betting: Kolkata Knight Riders have the upper hand, especially because they play at home.
19th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils – Preview
These two have been the two bottom-placed teams in the IPL. They do have their own stars, but fail to fire collectively. This match is especially important for the much-hyped RCB. They are playing at home. Their star batsmen – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – are among runs. Still the team is faring miserably. They need to urgently find their bowling mojo. At the moment, their bowling is quite harmless.
Delhi Daredevils, on the other hand, have been inconsistent. If it is their day, they are going to make you pay. It is a young and unpretentious team. When their big hitters Rishabh Pant and Glen Maxwell fire, they can be quite a force.
Prediction for cricket betting: Royal Challengers to emerge victorious.