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Kings XI Punjab will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 48th Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for KXIP Vs RCB of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.


Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Report: We can expect an another batting pitch, Moreover with short boundaries its not going to be an easy match for bowlers

Venue Stats – IPL

Total matches 67
Matches won batting first 27
Matches won bowling first 36
Average 1st Inns scores 167
Average 2nd Inns scores 145
Highest total recorded 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest total recorded 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 204/2 (18.5 Ov) by RCB vs KXIP
Lowest score defended 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK

Team News:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • No changes are expected in RCB.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Punjab can make few changes in there side. Repeated failure of Axar patel can force punjab to drop him out.
  • Also there are few chances of M Stoinis to come in.
  • Mujeeb had injury to his right hand in last match but still have high chance to play this match. Manoj Tiwari or Yuvraj singh can come back in side.


Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee

Kings XI Punjab:

Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar


Kings XI Punjab: 1 KL Rahul (wk), 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Karun Nair, 4 Mayank Agarwal/ Akshdeep Nath, 5 Manoj Tiwary, 6 Aaron Finch, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin (capt), 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Mohit Sharma, 11 Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1 Parthiv Patel (wk)/Manan Vohra, 2 Quinton de Kock, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Sarfaraz Khan, 7 Colin de Grandhomme/ Moeen Ali, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Mohammed Siraj

Fantasy pick

In his first appearance after gaining the Australia T20I captaincy, Aaron Finch finally broke free, getting past 30 for the first time in six innings this season. If the three sixes he hammered during his 20-ball 34 against Delhi Daredevils doesn’t inspire you to pick him in your team, sample this: his strike rate of 161 since 2017 is the highest among the Kings XI batsmen.


Kings XI Punjab

  • KL Rahul & Chris Gayle average 50+ in the competition.
  • Andrew Tye & Mujeeb ur Rahman are the standout bowlers for KXIP.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Virat Kholi & AB de Villers are two pillars of RCB batting.
  • Umesh Yadav and Chahal are two bowlers RCB relies on.


Kings XI Punjab have had 12 partnerships of 50 or more this season; KL Rahul has been involved in 10 of them.

Andrew Tye has had a lot of success in the death overs; he has picked up 12 wickets while bowling in the last five overs, and has an economy rate of 8.05 in that period.

A total of 60 sixes and 88 fours have been hit in the three VIVO IPL 2018 matches played in Indore. Overall, 63.8% of the runs scored in the three matches have been through boundaries.

KXIP and RCB are two of the best bowling sides in the first six overs. RCB has taken 20 wickets at 26.40 while KXIP has 19 at 27.37 – sides with most wickets and best average. KXIP concede at 7.88 while RCB’s stands at 8.00, which is only bettered by SRH’s 7.41.

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Note – suggests the prediction based on various sources you can use this as a idea and decide the probable XI for your fantasy league.