IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 42 – RCB Hoping to Keep Their Playoffs Hopes Alive

IPL 2019: Match 42 - RCB Hoping to Keep Their Playoffs Hopes Alive


Tonight’s match – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – promises to be a tight contest as the home side will look to continue their resurgence. Currently placed at the bottom of the table, RCB will be hoping that their senior pros including Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Moeen Ali keep firing to boost their chances of playoffs qualification.

Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, have looked a solid unit overall as they are currently placed at 5th place in the points table with 10 points. They share 10 points with Sunrisers Hyderabad and a win would take them to the 4th, or even 3rd, spot.

Team News

Kings XI Punjab would be hoping for Mujeeb ur Rahman’s recovery as he is yet to attain full fitness. If he’s fully fit, he may slot into the playing XI tonight.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to take a call on Marcus Stoinis as he hasn’t lived up to the expectations. However, as Shane Watson proved last night that a few bad games don’t mean you are totally out of form. Stoinis needs to learn, and learn quickly, from the veteran if he needs to see his team ending up in the top 4.

Playing XI

Here are the teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Parthiv Patel(w)
  2. Virat Kohli(c)
  3. AB de Villiers
  4. Marcus Stoinis
  5. Akshdeep Nath
  6. Moeen Ali
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Tim Southee
  9. Navdeep Saini
  10. Umesh Yadav
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal

Kings XI Punjab

  1.  Lokesh Rahul
  2. Chris Gayle
  3. Mayank Agarwal
  4. David Miller
  5. Mandeep Singh
  6. Nicholas Pooran(w)
  7. Ravichandran Ashwin(c)
  8. Hardus Viljoen
  9. Murugan Ashwin
  10. Ankit Rajpoot
  11. Mohammed Shami


Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

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

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.

Weather Conditions: There are no chances of rain tonight.

Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and chose to bowl first.

What’s on Twitter?

KXIP coach eyeing some momentum in the last phase of the league stage.

RCB would want to keep the momentum going.

Will we see the spin wizard in action tonight?

Who will win the RCB vs KXIP clash tonight? Let us know in the comments section.

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