- Kohli and co. will play for pride and look to spoil KXIP's chances of making it to the qualifiers.
- RCB have three more matches in their hands.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a good four days break after their loss against Mumbai Indians (MI). They have three more games to play in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 and Virat Kohli and his men in red will look to salvage some pride. RCB will take on Kings XI Punjab in their 12th game of the season at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday evening.
KXIP, on the other hand, have five matches in their hands. They have an outright chance to qualify to the IPL 2017 playoff stage. If KXIP win all their remaining matches, they will finish with 18 points in the table.
Glenn Maxwell and co. also had a decent 7-days break after they had demolished Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets. Now they will be up in arms against a low on morale RCB side. Things might not be that easy as it might look like as RCB have nothing to lose and they will come all out guns against KXIP.
KXIP is unlikely to make any changes to his squad when they take the field against RCB. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has still not got his combination right. It remains to be seen how Kohli opts for his four foreigners.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badree, Sreenath Arvind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kings XI Punjab: Martin Guptill, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell (C), David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron, T. Natarajan.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:45 PM IST