KXIP Playing 11 today: The Sportsrush presents before you KXIP’s Predicted Playing 11 for their 11th match of IPL 2019 vs RCB.
The Kings XI Punjab have had ups and downs throughout the tournament. They desperately need to start winning and keep that momentum going else they will lag behind the other teams. Ashwin’s men would have to come out all guns blazing and put their best foot forward against an RCB team which has started winning finally and are upbeat.
Gayle and Rahul will be coming back to their old IPL home along with Sarfraz and Mayank Agarwal. It will be interesting to see how they play in front of a crowd that once supported them.
KXIP Playing 11 today
The KXIP top order has been firing and they need to continue doing that if Punjab want to start winning again. Gayle and Rahul will open as usual. Both these batsmen know the Chinnaswamy well and would love to get going and go berserk. Gayle-storm may strike tomorrow or Rahul might play another swashbuckling innings.
Another person who would look to use his knowledge of the Chinnaswamy is Mayank Agarwal who also plays domestic cricket for Karnataka. Mayank has been in good form but should be a little wary of the spinners as he has succumbed to them often in this IPL.
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David Miller has blown hot and cold in this IPL. However, owing to lack of resources, it is expected that he would maintain his spot. Moises Henriques, if fit, would come into the middle order in place of Sam Curran who has been off-colour. Henriques can also contribute with the ball.
Mandeep Singh has played the role of a finisher extremely well and has given a boost to their score very often. Ravichandran Ashwin and Harpreet Brar are expected to complete the middle order batting for Punjab with a few smashes at the death.
If the pitch favours spinners a little, Harpreet Brar might maintain his position in the team else two Ashwins in Ravichandran and Murugan would make up the spin attack of KXIP.
In the pace department, Mohammad Shami has been extremely wonderful and has impressed continuously. He would handle the responsibility with Hardus Viljoen who has looked good in patches. Arshdeep Singh might also get a game in case Harpreet Brar is not played.
KXIP Playing 11 today – 1) KL Rahul (wk) 2) Chris Gayle 3) Mayank Agarwal 4) David Miller 5) Moises Henriques / Sam Curran 6) Mandeep Singh 7) Ravichandran Ashwin (c) 8) Harpreet Brar / Arshdeep Singh 9) Hardus Vijloen 10) Mohammad Shami 11) Murugan Ashwin