Royal Challengers Bangalore have won their last two games in this season IPL but given the situation they find themselves in, they need to win every game to make it to the next round. A thrilling finish against Chennai was a morale booster for Virat Kohli and his boys and they now come against a side that gave them the first win of the season. Kings XI Punjab have done well compared to their previous seasons but need to accelerate considering they cannot afford losses with such a close contest in the points table. The two teams have met 23 times with Punjab recording 12 wins to the 11 victories of Bangalore. A look back at their last five games. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Live Cricket Score.
KXIP vs RCB – April 13 2019 – PCA Stadium Mohali, Chandigarh – RCB won by 8 wickets
Universe Boss Chris Gayle remained not out on 99 guiding his Punjab team to 173/4 which is never a par score with the dew factor coming in the second innings. Bangalore’s chase was led by Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers who hit the fifties and some good shots under pressure from Marcus Stoinis resulting in the away side winning.
KXIP vs RCB – May 14 2018 – Holkar Stadium, Indore – RCB won by 10 wickets
Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets while rest of the Bangalore bowling unit came good as well to bowl out Punjab for 88. Only three batsmen managed double figures for Punjab as they managed to play only 15.1 overs. RCB wasted little time in getting to the total with Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel hitting 48 and 40 respectively. RCB vs KXIP, IPL 2019 Match 42 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore Host Kings XI Punjab to Keep Playoffs Chance Alive.
RCB vs KXIP – April 13 2018 – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – RCB won by 4 wickets
A disappointing batting performance from Punjab who could have got more than their total 155 had they not gifted away their wickets. Umesh Yadav picked up 3 wickets while Chris Woakes and Yuzvendra Chahal managed a brace each. AB De Villiers led the home team’s chase with a well-made fifty helping his team win by 4 wickets.
RCB vs KXIP – May 5 2017 - M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore – KXIP won by 19 runs
The Bangalore batsmen choked in their chase of a low score of 139 on a track well suited for batting. After restricting Punjab to 138/7 it should have been an easy win victory for the home team but what followed was complete chaos. Seven RCB players got out in single figures eventually losing the game by 19 runs. Sandeep Sharma was adjudged the man of the match for his three-wicket haul.
KXIP vs RCB – April 10 2017 – Holkar Stadium, Indore – KXIP won by 8 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to get any sort of momentum in their innings as despite having six wickets in the shade, they could only put 148/4 batting first. It was AB De Villiers who stuck a 46 ball 89 to showcase some intent while the rest appeared clueless. A fifty form opener Hashmi Amla was enough to guide Punjab to a victory. IPL 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal Wants to Play for Royal Challengers Bangalore Throughout His Life.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have seen an upturn in form ever since the arrival of pacer Dale Steyn and the South African can once again boost his team’s chances.