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Monday, May 5, 2008

IPL twenty20 – Bangalore Royal Challengers takes on Kings XI Punjab at M.Chinnaswamy, Bangalore

Bangalore Royal Challengers who some how won their last match by 3 runs in their last encounter against Deccan Chargers now face another uphill task against Kings XI Punjab who are on the roll at the moment winning their last four encounters.

From the Bangalore Royal Challengers point of view their middle as well as top order batsman needs to fire in this match if they would like to beat the Kings XI Punjab and bounce back in the tournament. On the other hand Kings XI Punjab is on the roll at the moment and they would like to continue their good show.

Bangalore Royal Challengers have their task cut out and they know they are up against the best in the league. But their nail-biting win over the Deccan Chargers and the excellent form of their much criticised opener Wasim Jaffer has given them new hope.

Kings XI Punjab Strong Points

· Their top batters Saun Marsh and K.Sangkara are in good nick and if they get going then Bangalore Royal Challengers will be in big trouble

· Their new bowl bowlers are in prime form specially Irfan Pathan who is now leading wicket taker in IPL twenty20 with 11 wickets in his bag

Kings XI Punjab Weak Points

· Way ward bowling by S.Sreesanth

Bangalore Royal Challengers Strong Points

· They have one of the most talented twenty20 player in their rank Misbah-Ul-Haq

· They have quality bowling attack up front with good backed up bowlers

Bangalore Royal Challengers Weak Points

· Lack of twenty20 experience in their captain Rahul Dravid

Pitch at Bangalore

Pitch at Bangalore will have quite a variable bounce and it will assist the opening bowlers and as the game progresses wickets will be low and slow.

Likely Playing XI for both the teams (Match will start from 20:00 PM India time)

Bangalore Royal Challengers: Bharat Chipli, W.Jaffer, Virat Kohli, Jaques Kallis, Misbah-Ul-Haq, Rahul Dravid (Captain), Mark Boucher, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, D.Styen.

Kings XI Punjab: S.Marsh, James Hopes, Kumar Sangakara, Yuvraj Singh (Captain), Mahela Jayawardne, Karan Goel, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Vikram Singh, S. Sreesanth, Gagandeep Singh.


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 2:59 PM  
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