KXIP vs RCB Dream 11 team Prediction: Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips for KXIP vs RCB as The SportsRush helps you to form the best Dream 11 team.
The 28th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mohali. A primary reason why the contest will be followed would be in the hope of Royal Challengers registering their maiden IPL 2019 victory.
Having lost all the six matches that they have played so far, another loss will not just register the worst starting spree in the history of IPL but also nearly shut doors as far as IPL 2019 Qualifiers are concerned.
On the contrary, Kings XI’s campaign is far more lively and they would be looking to return to winning ways in front of their home crowd. The hosts would be doubtlessly banking on the fact that they are yet to lose a home match this season
KXIP vs RCB Dream 11 team Prediction
Wicket-keeper for KXIP vs RCB Dream 11
The wicket-keeper’s slot in Kings XI and Royal Challengers will be a battle between Lokesh Rahul and Parthiv Patel. When absolutely no one was scoring runs for RCB, Patel was. Despite the southpaw doing well for RCB, it makes more sense to pick Rahul ahead of him.
With 317 runs in seven matches at an average of 79.25 and a strike rate of 131.53 including one century and three half-centuries, Rahul is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament. Given the responsibility with which he has batted this season, it would be utterly silly for you to leave him out of your Dream 11 squad.
Bowlers for KXIP vs RCB Dream 11
As has been the norm, I would once again suggest you to not invest heavily in bowlers. Considering the points system, buying opulent bowlers is unlikely to come good for you.
Going by current form among the bowlers of both the teams, KXIP fast bowler Mohammed Shami comes to mind before anyone else. After starting the tournament on an expensive note, Shami has come back well to register nine wickets in seven matches at an average of 26.44, an economy rate of 8.50 and a strike rate of 18.66.
Currently at No. 5 in the list of highest wicket-takers, the 28-year old pacer is likely to continue dismiss the opposition batsmen.
Four wickets in five matches do not just how well RCB fast bowler Navdeep Saini has bowled this season. Considering the amount of chances that he crates with the ball in hand, Saini has it in him to yield fruits for them who pick him in their Dream 11 teams.
RCB left-arm spinner Pawan Negi might not have find a place in Royal Challengers’ starting XI. However, his bowling average of 16, economy rate of 7.78 and strike rate of 12.33 are just what we need for our squad.
Sadde desi mundeyaan ne kamaal kar ditta with their admirable performances in #VIVOIPL 2019. 👌
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 12, 2019
All-rounders for KXIP vs RCB Dream 11
Among the all-rounders, it would be beneficial for you if you pick a couple of Punjab all-rounders in captain Ravichandran Ashwin and Sam Curran and one ex-Punjab all-rounder in Marcus Stoinis.
In seven matches, Ashwin has picked up eight wickets at an average of 26.75, an economy rate of 7.64 and a strike rate of 21. Citing his current form and him being the leader of Punjab’s bowling attack, he becomes an obvious choice for your Dream 11 teams.
Given how Ashwin has backed Curran in IPL 2019 and how well the English all-rounder has done, even he deserves to find a place in your Dream 11 teams. The fact that he bowls in the slog overs will bolster his chances of dismissing the opposition batsmen.
With the match set to be played in Mohali, RCB all-rounder Marcus Stoinis’ bowling is all but likely to utilized by captain Virat Kohli. With a comparatively larger ground, Kohli should make Stoinis bowl some overs for his slower ones will make run-scoring difficult for the batsmen.
Batsmen for KXIP vs RCB Dream 11
Th size of the ground will also matter when Kohli will bat himself. Kohli, who has a knack of running singles and doubles by hitting the ball in the gaps, will relish the size of the ground for it will give him several empty spaces to work the ball around. Not a natural big-hitter, Kohli should contribute significantly for his team’s cause.
Talking about the other batsmen, I will select the two veteran batsmen in Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in my team. Despite de Villiers not doing as well as Gayle in IPL 2019, he still has it in him to force the attack on the opposition. Moreover, if he gets going against Punjab’s fast bowlers, expect him to score a formidable total.
The budget constraint has left me with no option than to include Kings XI batsman Mandeep Singh in my squad as a specialist batsman.
Captain – Virat Kohli
Vice-captain – AB de Villiers