IPL 2019, Match 42: RCB vs KXIP – Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Predicted Playing XI
In the ongoing IPL season, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has slowly grown up, especially in the second half of the tournament. After losing their first six matches in this season, RCB has won three matches out of their last four. However, they have mostly failed to perform convincingly in this IPL season yet. We take a look at Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Predicted Playing XI
On this Wednesday (24th April) night, RCB will meet Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). It will be their second meeting in this IPL season. Earlier, they faced each other on 13th April at Mohali where RCB claimed their first victory of this season after beating the host side by eight wickets.
Here is a look at Royal Challengers Predicted Playing XI.
Parthiv Patel (wk)
The left-handed opening batsman Parthiv Patel has played some good knocks in this IPL season. However, he has failed to play big innings consistently in this season. The wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 283 runs in the ongoing season in ten matches with an average of 28.30. He has hit two half-centuries, including 53 runs in their last match against Chennai Super Kings.
Virat Kohli (c)
RCB captain Virat Kohli is in good form with the bat in the ongoing IPL season. In IPL 2019, the right-handed batsman has scored 387 runs in ten innings (average 38.70), including one century and two half-centuries. At present, he is the leading run-scorer for his team in this season.
AB de Villiers
The former South African captain AB de Villiers is the second highest run-scorer for RCB in the ongoing IPL season. The right-handed batsman has scored 332 runs in nine innings with an average of 47.42. AB de Villiers has already hit four half-centuries in the ongoing IPL season.
The 25-year-old middle-order batsman Akshdeep Nath has got limited opportunities in this IPL season. In IPL 2019, the right-handed batsman has scored 58 runs in four innings with a mundane average of 14.50.
In the ongoing IPL season, the all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has performed well with the bat, but he can perform better. The right-handed batsman has scored 133 runs in seven innings with an average of 44.33. Meanwhile, the right-arm medium pacer has picked up only one wicket in this season while he has bowled in four innings.
The English all-rounder Moeen Ali has performed brilliantly this season. The left-handed batsman has scored 216 runs in nine innings with an average of 30.85 and an impressive strike-rate of 168.75. He has scored two half-centuries in this IPL season. Also, the off-spinner has bagged five wickets with a good economy rate of 6.68.
RCB hasn’t utilised Pawan Negi properly in this season. The left-arm spinner has played six matches, where he has bowled in four innings and picked up three wickets.
The right-arm pacer Umesh Yadav has disappointed with his bowling performances. While he has picked up only four wickets in seven matches in this IPL season, he was very close to failing to defend the 26 runs in the last over (conceded 24 runs) during their previous game against Chennai Super Kings.
The experienced South African pacer Dale Steyn joined this side lately as a replacement. The right-arm pacer has performed brilliantly in both the matches which he has played in this season. He has taken four wickets with an average of 17.25.
Playing his first IPL season, the right-arm pacer Navdeep Saini has failed to pick up wickets consistently but has maintained the economical bowling figures. While he has claimed six wickets this season in nine matches, his economy rate in this season is 7.68.
The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker for this side in the ongoing IPL season. After playing ten matches this season, he has picked up 14 wickets with an average of 21.00 and an economy rate of 7.53.
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