Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play the 48th match of Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 on Monday, 14th May at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. As far as weather is forecasted, warm and dry day in Indore with the temperature hovering around 33ºC during match hours.
IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB Pitch Report
“There’s a nice little coverage of green grass on the wicket. It’s very dry in some areas and there is a bit of crack that might open up later. The white ball should carry and it’ll spin a bit too. The average score is about 190 in IPL this year and the teams chasing have won most of the games.”
IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB Team News
Kings XI Punjab are third on the points table with 12 points in 11 matches played; 6 wins and 5 losses. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 7th on the points table with 8 points in 11 matches; 4 wins and 7 losses.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Team News
Kings XI Punjab are struggling with their middle order, they would like to bring David Miller in the middle strengthen it.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team News
Royal Challengers Bangalore would like to remain to same winning playing XI who played against Delhi Daredevils.
IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB Head to Head
Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 21 matches against each other head to head in IPL, out of which Kings XI Punjab won 12 and Royal Challengers Bangalore won 7 matches.
In last 5 matches between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Royal Challengers Bangalore won 3 matches and Kings XI Punjab won 2 matches; including the last encounter between them in IPL 2018 on 13 April which was won by Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets in Bengaluru.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab have only played one matches against each other at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore in IPL 2017 which was won by Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets.
|Total||KXIP Won||RCB Won|
|At Holkar Cricket Stadium|
IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB Match Prediction
IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB Toss Prediction
2 of the 3 matches played here were won by the team batting second, in which it was a difficult batting condition but in last match team batting first won as batting condition improved. Looking to the wicket team winning toss would like to post total and defend it.
IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB Score Prediction
First two matches had an average inning score of 163 but in the last match, both teams score 200+ runs and total 459 runs scored in the match which is second highest in the IPL history. Another 200+ match can be seen here.
|Batting First||Predicted Score|
|Kings XI Punjab||200+|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||190+|
Who will Win: Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB
Both teams are playing this match with one day gap after the match on Saturday. This will be the last match at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore in this season and also the last home match for Kings XI Punjab.
Kings XI are struggling in the second half of the tournament after winning 5 of the first 6 then losing 4 matches in next 5 matches. On the other hand, RCB cannot afford one more loss, and they need to win this to stay in contention for a playoff spot.
|Kings XI Punjab||65%||55%|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||45%||35%|
In our prediction, Kings Xi Punjab will win this match.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 48 KXIP vs RCB
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 14 May 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field first.
Playing XI for KXIP: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(wk), Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Marcus Stoinis.
Playing XI for RCB: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Moeen Ali, Ab de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Sarfaraz Khan, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.