Who will win the all-important match today between RCB and KXIP

RCB and KXIP

Today, Punjab Kings XI and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face each other in an important match. The match starts tonight at 7:30 pm, and the match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Who will win today in this battle of guru and disciple? It will definitely be a matter to be seen.

For Punjab, the match is more important than Bengaluru as Punjab has managed to win only two of their six matches and with it is at number six on the points table. At the same time, Bangalore is at number three with 10 points by winning 5 out of 6 matches. And if Bengaluru wins this match today, it will move to the first position.

Despite having a lot of batting power in Punjab, Punjab has not fared well this year. Captain KL Rahul’s performance this year has not been as good as last year. Moreover, Mohammed Shami has not shown his true form in the bowling department.

Punjab had lost badly to Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match. Punjab was able to score only 123 runs in their scheduled 20 overs. Mayank Agarwal was the highest scorer for Punjab. He scored 31 runs for Punjab, all-rounder Chris Jordan played some good shots coming down the order and scored 30 runs in 18 balls, which helped Punjab reach 123 runs. But these runs were not enough, and in just 16.4 overs, Kolkata achieved this target.

RCB won their last match from Delhi by just 1 run. In this thrilling match, RCB scored 171 runs while batting first, in which AB de Villiers scored the highest 75 runs. However, chasing the target, Delhi Capitals could score 170 runs in their 20 overs and lost the match by 1 run. For Delhi, captain Rishabh Pant and Simran Hetmeyer played 58 and 53 runs inning.

If we look at the current form, then in today’s match Bangalore has an upper hand. But Punjab can bounce back at any time on the basis of their batting.

Bengaluru has two batsmen in the IPL 2019 top 10 scorers. Glenn Maxwell is at number six, and AB de Villiers is at number nine. Glenn Maxwell has scored 223 runs in 6 matches with an average of 44, and AB de Villiers has scored 204 runs in six matches with an average of 68.

For Punjab, captain KL Rahul is the only batsman who is included in the top 10 scorers. KL Rahul has scored 240 runs in 6 matches with an average of 48. Whereas Punjab’s second-best scorer after KL Rahul is Mayank Agarwal, who is at number 20 and has scored 161 runs in six matches at an average of 27.

Top 3 Batsman

Shikhar Dhawan, who has scored 311 runs with an average of 44 in 7 matches, is the top scorer in IPL. He is followed by Faf du Plessis of Chennai, who has scored 270 runs in six matches with an average of 67 and Prithvi Shaw, who has scored 269 runs in 7 matches with an average of 38, is at number three.

IPL on Thursday

Two matches were played in the IPL yesterday, i.e. on Friday. The first match was between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians, in which Rajasthan scored 171 runs while batting first. Mumbai Indians chased this target in the 19th over.

In the second match, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals clashed with each other. Kolkata Knight Riders scored only 154 runs while batting first, which was chased by Delhi Capitals after losing 3 wickets in 17 overs.

While batting in yesterday’s match, Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw made many records. He became the second player in the IPL to have hit six fours in an over and became the first player to have achieve this feat in the first over. Ajinkya Rahane had a record of hitting six fours in 1 over before Prithvi Shaw. Prithvi Shaw completed his half-century in 18 balls yesterday and also made the record for making the fastest half-century in IPL 2021.

Let’s talk about the 10 longest sixes in IPL so far

SL NO NAME DISTANCE IN METER
1 KIERON POLLARD 105
2 GLANN MAXWELL 100
3 SURYA KUMAR YADAV 99
4 MANISH PANDEY 96
5 CHRIS GAYLE 93
6 ABDUL SAMAD 93
7 ANDRE RUSELL 92
8 SANJU SAMSON 91
9 AMBATI RAYUDU 91

Where you can watch the IPL match

You can watch all the IPL matches on Star Sports Network and Hotstar. If you miss a match, you can go to Hotstar and see the highlights of that match anytime. If you are a subscriber of Jio, then on the recharge of ₹ 499, you will get 56 days of validity 84 GB data and along with 1 year Disney Hotstar subscription for free, so that you can watch IPL matches anytime.

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