2017 IPL Forty-Third Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore VS. Kings XI Punjab
A lot has happened in the 2017 IPL as of now. The tournament is progressing towards the playoffs and so the intensity of the matches is rising higher. Moving on to the forty-third match of IPL 10, it will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be played on 5th May at 20:00 IST and 02:30 PM GMT in M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Royal Challengers Bangalore has been eliminated in the group stage and won’t be making it to the playoffs. Hence, the team has nothing to lose. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab would be looking forward to mark victory in this match in order to keep its chances alive to make it through to the playoffs. The match will be full of excitement and thrill as both the teams will be playing to their fullest. Which team will prove itself victorious? Let’s find it out right now.
A Look Over the Performances
This time fans won’t be seeing Royal Challengers in the playoffs as the team has already been eliminated from the tournament. The team is placed at the last spot with 5 points and a poor net run-rate of -1.441. The team has played 11 matches, winning only 2 and losing 8. The team was defeated by Mumbai Indians in their previous match by 5 wickets. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab is placed on the 5th position in the standings with 8 points and a net run-rate of +0.228. The team has played 9 matches as of now, winning 4 and losing 5. In its previous match, Kings XI Punjab defeated Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets. In order to make it through to the playoffs, the match is quite important for Kings XI Punjab.
Predicting the Winning Team
On one hand, there is Royal Challengers Bangalore which has nothing to lose. Hence, the team will be playing it without any worries. On the other side, Kings XI Punjab will be full of determination in order to mark victory in the match. Not to mention, Kings XI defeated Royal Challengers in their previous match in the series by 8 wickets. Hence, Kings XI Punjab are more likely to win this match.
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