Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab
Bengaluru, April 12 - Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to get their act together after an opening game defeat, as they take on Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Friday.
RCB, led by star India captain Virat Kohli, lost to Kolkata Knight Riders after Sunil Narine snatched victory with a 17-ball fifty and Nitish Rana removed AB de Villiers and Kohli in the same over and then scored a vital 35.
RCB will now want their star batsmen Brendon McCullum and AB de Villiers, who blasted a 27-ball 43 and a 23-ball 44, respectively, in the first game.
McCullum reached a milestone in completing 9,000 T20 runs in the last match and that should boost his confidence. Kohli did not look his imperious best in the previous game and he would want to come out all guns blazing against Punjab.