IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 28 – Listless RCB Look for 1st Win This Season

IPL 2019: Match 28 - Listless RCB Look for 1st Win This Season


Two teams from the bottom 4 – Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – will take on each other to make their way up the table slightly. The chances of RCB making it to the playoffs are already very bleak and they would not want another loss.

It is worth mentioning that Virat Kohli is yet to win a match after donning the army caps against Australia. It was when Australia produced a remarkable turnaround to steal a 3-2 victory despite being 2-0 down. Kohli has lost 6 out of 6 matches at the IPL this year and he needs to get a victory under his belt before its too late.

Team News

Chris Gayle might have to sit out yet again due to a slight strain in his back. Mayank Agarwal is likely to replace him, however, he himself missed the last game due to a hand injury.

RCB might have to leave out Moeen Ali to fit in Heinrich Klaasen. Washington Sundar is a better local option, as it looks now, and he can perform the duties of Moeen Ali. Dale Steyn, who was drafted in as a replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile, will be up for selection from April 15.

Playing XI

Kings XI Punjab

  1. Lokesh Rahul
  2. Chris Gayle
  3. Mayank Agarwal
  4. Sarfaraz Khan
  5. Nicholas Pooran(w)
  6. Mandeep Singh
  7. Sam Curran
  8. Ravichandran Ashwin(c)
  9. Andrew Tye
  10. Mohammed Shami
  11. Murugan Ashwin

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Marcus Stoinis
  2. Parthiv Patel (wk)
  3. Virat Kohli (c)
  4. AB de Villiers
  5. Heinrich Klaasen
  6. Pawan Negi
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Umesh Yadav
  9. Mohammed Siraj
  10. Navdeep Saini
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal


Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Chandigarh

Weather Conditions: The match is expected to play in fair weather.

Toss: RCB won the toss and elected to bowl first.

What’s on Twitter?

We will have to wait for Steyn’s first match this season.

KXIP trained hard ahead of KXIP vs RCB clash.

It’s matchday in Mohali and it promises to be a thriller.

Can RCB turn the tables? We will have to wait.

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