Royal challengers Bangalore will now move to northern part of India to play a match against KingsXI Punjab match 25 of DLF IPL 2012 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali .Both the teams have played five matches out which they have won two matches. Its high time now needs to gear up their speed and look forward to move ahead.
Punjab team were outplayed by Kolkata knight riders in the last match due to some poor performance in batting almost lost the momentum and end up losing the match by 8 wickets. Shaun Marsh, David Hussey and Abhishek Nayar have to play key role today in batting lineup. Although they have won the last match against KKR but need to concentrate on their batting department in bowling department. Piyush Chawla showed some good spin bowling and took crucial wickets of KKR in last match. Bad news for the Punjab supporters that skipper Adam Gilchrist was injured in the previous match, and he will be sitting out for today’s match.
RCB played superbly in their last match against PWI because of one man Chris Gayle- who punished almost all the bowlers and smashed them down out of the park with 8 massive sixes. After the dismissal of Gayle, AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary combination took the responsibility and the won the match for his team. Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lankan off-spinner might be included in the playing eleven for today’s match to tackle KXIP instead of Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Expected 11 players playing for today’s match:
Royal Challengers Bangalore : Daniel Vettori (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan/ Muttiah Muralitharan, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Saurabh Tiwary, AB de Villiers, Cheteshwar Pujara/Mayank Agarwal,), Vinay Kumar, Harshal Patel, Zaheer Khan, J Syed Mohammad/Sreenath Aravind.
Kings XI Punjab: David Hussey (captain), Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, Paras Dogra, Abhishek Nayar, Harmeet Singh, Piyush Chawla, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Nitin Saini and Praveen Kumar.
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