RCB eager to bounce back against Punjab

Henrietta Strickland
April 13, 2018

Despite a loss in the opener, Royal Challengers Bangalore will now look forward to get their first win in the league against the Kings XI Punjab at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

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KXIP bowled with goal, and contained a strong Delhi Daredevils' batting lineup in their first encounter.

Talking about the previous match for both teams, Punjab had an excellent outing with the bat in special, as KL Rahul smashed the fastest half-century in the history of IPL, against DD.

Punjab's bowlers did a fine job by restricting Delhi with 17-year-old spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman making his IPL debut with a bang, picking up two wickets along with Mohit Sharma. Umesh Yadav bowled at an express pace to pick up a couple of wickets, while Chris Woakes too was excellent with the ball, finishing with 3 wickets. The last time these two teams clashed in IPL was in May 27 at Chinnaswamy, which KXIP won by 19 runs. He took those wickets in 20 games at an average of 19.1 and an S/R of 15.6.

RCB despite having the biggest names in world cricket at the moment with the likes of Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, captain Virat Kohli and 360-degree AB de Villiers; have always struggled with their bowling; which has been their perennial problem since eternity.

IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English Commentary.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to open their account at their home ground after they lost the opening game to Kolkata Knight Riders.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab match will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. But if he does, if any team knows how good he is, it's RCB with what he's done for the team for a number of years. The knock of 33-ball-31 Kohli played against KKR didn't do justice to his abilities as a T20 batsman and we all can expect a better show from him. The pitch is a mystery this season.

On Virat Kohli batting number three, Vettori said the team needs to be flexible and dynamic throughout the season.

David Miller and Marcus Stoinis would also like to continue steering the team to victory in death overs, as they did in the last match by scoring an unbeaten 24 and 23, respectively. We went away from our plans. "So far it has been pretty relaxed, pretty low-key, letting the guys do what they need to do, which is the most important thing" - David Miller on his new captain Ravichandran Ashwin.

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