Watch the live stream of Royal Challengers vs Kings XI in the 2013 IPL.
Where: M.Chimmaswamy Stadium
When: 10.30 BST
It’s an important game in the IPL for both franchises as with so few games remaining in the league format of the competition, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab both need a win.
For Kings XI the two points are even more prevalent as anything but victory would spell the end of the side’s chances of making the play-offs.
Back-to-back defeats have seen Adam Gilchrist and his team drop down the table and they have now been leapfrogged into sixth by struggling reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders.
It’s a similar story at RCB as after a strong start to the campaign, typified by opener Chris Gayle’s big hitting, Bangalore have struggled for form in recent weeks and are fighting it out with Sunrisers Hyderabad for the final play-off spot.
Victory for Mumbai Indians on Monday saw the side jump to the top of the IPL on 20 points, the same number as Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – the three teams now as good as guaranteed top four positions.
This means that a win for the Royal Challengers is vital and they will be needing batsmen Gayle and AB de Villiers, as well as captain Virat Kohli, on top form at the crease.
With it being a similar story at Kings XI, their talisman with the bat David Miller will be wanting a repeat performance of the last time these two franchises met when the South African scored a 38-ball century to clinch victory.