The 8th match of IPL 2018 will be played between BLR vs PNJ at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on April 13. The match will begin at 08:00 PM Local. This is the first home game of this season for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Both the teams have played one match each. While KXIP won its first encounter by 6 wickets against DD in their own stadium, Royals Challengers Bangalore lost to KKR by 4 wickets in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
While RCB will play under the leadership of Virat Kohli, KXIP will be led by R Aswin. An interesting affair with bat and ball is expected tomorrow at Chinnaswamy. Read below for BLR vs PNJ Dream11 IPL Prediction.
As of now, no changes are expected in both teams. RCB looks balanced although lost to KKR in their first match. They were a bit weak in bowling. If they are thinking of bringing in Tim Southee they will have to lose out Q de Kock. Well, it will be a tough call for management.
On the other hand, Gayle missed out the first outing and is expected to miss out this one also. Opening the innings for KXIP, Lokesh Rahul struck the fastest half-century in the history of VIVO IPL in the previous match. He will retain his position while M Agarwal deserves another chance. Moreover, Aaron Finch has also arrived. But, as of now, there is no official statement from management.
Chriss Gayle was seen practising in the nets while Aaron Finch too is expected to get a place in today’s match. Finch can be roped in the place of David Miller.
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Brendon McCullum, Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Aniket Choudhary, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Quinton de Kock (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Aniruddha Joshi, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Manan Vohra, Corey Anderson, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj
Yuvraj Singh, Barinder Sran, Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Akshdeep Nath, Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Manoj Tiwary, Ankit Rajpoot, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
Both the teams are expected to field the same playing 11 without making any changes. The probable BLR vs PNG playing 11 is listed below. Please note it is a risky match and management can try any combination.
B McCullum, Q de Kock (wk), V Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya
Lokesh Rahul (wk), David Miller/Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal/Manoj Tiwary, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
An interesting battle is expected at Chinnaswamy. Skipper Virat Kohli, Ab de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, and Yuzvendra Chahal will be crucial from RCB while KXIP will rely upon KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair.
While the Chinnaswamy especially applauds Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Y Chahal and Mandeep Singh, Punjab will thrive upon the likes of big hitters in the name of KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. KL Rahul blasted the fastest half-century in the IPL history. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers both were in good touch with the bat in their first encounter.
In bowling, C Woakes took 3 wickets for RCB in the first game while Mujeeb ur Rahman and Mohit Sharma shared 2 wickets each for KCIP against DD. Y Chahal can also play a crucial role.
Punjab clinched an easy win over DD in the second match of IPL 2018 under their home conditions. It will be tough for KXIP to defeat RCB in its den. However, with the likes of KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, and Chris Gayle, who were part of the host team in the previous editions and are still favourites at Chinnaswamy, the task could be completed. Moreover, a cracker of a game is expected tomorrow in Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium. As per our BLR vs PNJ match prediction, it is an evenly biased contest. Anyone can turn out to be the winner!
M Chinnaswamy in Bangalore is a batting paradise. A lot of big scores and records have been recorded and shattered here in IPL. Something similar is expected to happen in the BLR vs PNJ next clash. The big hitters like KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Mandeep Singh, Yuvraj Singh and AB de Villiers are expected to be the key batters here. Aaron Finch and C Gayle can also be included in the playing 11 at the last moment. In bowling, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, and Umesh Yadav can be the safe bet.
Please note it is a risky match and management can try any combination.
Disclaimer- Management can take any decision at last moment. The BLR vs PNJ dream11 match preview we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. So, we urge you to pick your playing 11 or go with the same team if you feel so. Also, hit the bell icon to never miss an important update from us.