Kings XI Punjab is back at the top of points table and looks like a confident unit. Royal Challengers Bangalore after pulling off a sensational win over Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Mumbai Indians. RCB will now face KXIP at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium a stronghold for Royal Challengers. Both teams boast hard as nails batting and game promises to be a belter given the conditions at Chinnaswamy Stadium. We take a look at some of duels that can make this Friday night memorable.
Glenn Maxwell vs. Mitchell Starc
It is a customary now for every team to stop Glenn Maxwell as early as possible otherwise things can go out of hand. Mitchell Starc likes to take on batsmen, no not verbally, but with the ball. He is at number nine spot on most wickets list with nine wickets and Maxwell on the other hand holds the orange cap with 435 runs. Maxwell with ease and grace has been consistent so it is up to Starc now to stop his Aussie teammate.
Mitchell Johnson vs. Chris Gayle
It is an established fact that Chris Gayle on any given day can demolish is opponents thus writing him off is never a wise thing to do. Mitchell Johnson has led KXIP bowling commendably. Even on a flat track he is hard to score off. Is another Australia vs. West Indies clash on cards?
Sandeep Sharma vs. Virat Kohli
Last time these two teams met in Dubai Sandeep Sharma dismissed the belligerent Virat Kohli on second ball he bowled to him. Sandeep will at least try to repeat his act while Kohli who has not been in his usual best will be hoping he torments not only Sandeep but whole of KXIP bowling unit.