RCB, KXIP seek to maintain momentum
Desperate to get their campaigns back on track, two bottom placed teams, Kings XI Punjab and Royal. Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be facing each other on Monday. aiming to keep their winning momentum to stay afloat in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)
Both Kings XI and RCB have struggled in the ongoing season of IPL and their hard-fought victories on Saturday came at a time when they badly needed wins to remain in the hunt.
While RCB managed to snap their three losing streak with a seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants, Kings XI defeated Delhi Daredevils by nine runs to register only their third win in the tournament out of nine games.
Kings XI is languishing at the bottom of the table with six points from nine games, while RCB is just ahead with same points from eight matches.
From here onwards, both the teams cannot afford to slip a bit and would look for consistency to keep their campaigns alive.
For Kings XI it won’t be easy as RCB’s batting lineup includes names such as skipper Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson. In the upcoming games, all eyes will be on RCB skipper Virat Kohli whose performance this season has left oppositions dumbstruck.
Kohli has emerged as man of the moment for RCB, whose third victory against Pune on Saturday, came largely due to the skipper’s 58-ball unbeaten 108. Chasing a formidable 192 for victory, a determined Kohli batted right till the end to amass his second century of the tournament and guided RCB to its much-needed win.