2017 IPL Eighth Match: Kings XI Punjab VS. Royal Challengers Bangalore

The eighth match of the 2017 Indian Premier League will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be played in Holkar Stadium, Indore on 10 April 2017. Till this match, both the teams would have played 2 matches each. A lot would have changed as of this match, but there is no denial in the fact that Royal Challengers Bangalore are definitely better than Kings XI Punjab as per their past performances. While, on the other hand Kings XI have been struggling in the Indian Premier League lately. But not to mention, no matter how stronger or weaker these teams might be, none of them have managed to clinch the IPL Winning Title even once. Who will win this specific match? We’ll find out below!

Kings XI Punjab: Struggle of the Wooden Spooners

Kings XI Punjab can be rightly defined as the Wooden Spooners of the Indian Premier League. The Punjab based team performed quite well in the initial years of the much-famous tournament, but failed to perform good in the recent seasons. In the 2016 IPL, Kings XI Punjab finished on the last (eighth) spot of the Standings. Will Kings XI perform better this year? This is a good question! We’ll find out once we have a look at the rating of its likely first XI players.

The Likely First XI of Kings XI Punjab
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Murali Vijay (Captain) 8/10
2 Shaun Marsh 7.5/10
3 Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper) 7/10
4 Manan Vohra 7/10
5 Glenn Maxwell 7/10
6 Marcus Stoinis 7/10
7 Eoin Morgan 7.5/10
8 Mohit Sharma 7.5/10
9 Sandeep Sharma 7/10
10 T Natarajan 8/10
11 Axar Patel 7/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7/10

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Loaded with Zest

Royal Challengers Bangalore would do anything to clinch the prestigious IPL Trophy this year. The power-packed team lost in the finals to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 IPL. Despite the remarkable performance of team captain Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers could not win in the previous season. Nevertheless, Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to break the unlucky spell and win this time anyhow. The team is in full form and very likely to win this time. Let’s have a look at the likely first XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The Likely First XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Virat Kohli (Captain) (Highest Run-Scorer of IPL as of now, and the Winner of Player of the Series Title in 2016 IPL) 9.5/10
2 Chris Gayle 8.5/10
3 KL Rahul (Wicket Keeper) 7.5/10
4 AB de Villiers 8.5/10
5 Shane Watson 8.5/10
6 Yazvendra Chahal 7/10
7 Kedar Jadhav 8/10
8 Aniket Choudhary 7/10
9 Tymal Mills 7.5/10
10 Sreenath Arvind 7/10
11 Yazvendra Chahal 7/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

This match is going to be quite obvious as Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to be more powerful than the Kings XI Punjab. With an overall team rating of 8 out of 10, Royal Challengers will perhaps win over King XI who have an overall team rating of 7 out of 10.