The Kings XI Punjab will travel to Bangalore to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 24th for match 42 of Vivo IPL 2019. Both the sides need this win desperately and RCB need to win this game to stay alive in the competition.
KXIP, meanwhile have lost a lot of games away from their home ground and need to win this game away to RCB. They need to get a win if they want to stay ahead of the other competitors for the playoff spot as a lot of sides are closing in on them and their NRR is pushing them down the points table.
With a great surface to bat on and few of the best batsmen in the world featuring in this game, you should expect nothing short than an action-packed and entertaining affair. This stadium has been the home ground for many KXIP players and it will be riveting to see what they do in this match. Players like Chris Gayle will always be a crowd-favorite in this stadium and this adds to the rivalry in this game despite it being played in good spirit.
With a high scoring encounter on the cards, this is a very important game for IPL Fantasy players and on that note, let's take a look at who the Fantasy X-Factor will be for this match.
Kings XI Punjab's batting has mostly revolved around their openers and both of them have been equally prolific. While all eyes will be on the 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle in this match, local boy KL Rahul, the Fantasy X-Factor for this match can really go big in this match.
Rahul has had a great season so far and got his maiden IPL hundred this season. He has played a bit slowly this season and has played the sheet anchor role batting very responsibly and carrying the team past the finish line on many occasions. He can really succeed on a great pitch like this and if he can get past the first couple of overs, he has what it takes to make a big score on this ground.
His wicket-keeping skills are another source of fantasy points. He has been a very dependable player and his consistent run-scoring and confident stroke-making after WC selection make him a great fantasy option.
Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Moeen Ali will also be good fantasy options.
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