Kings XI Punjab boasts a roster of the game filled with the top players who’ve done wonders in their cricket careers. Goliaths like Shaun Marsh, Chris Gayle, Glen Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, and David Miller have played under the KXIP brand name. However, despite this vicious lineup, KXIP has never been able to win an IPL trophy, till date. Thus, it is fair to say that KXIP has not been able to live up to its known capabilities during the IPL tournament. Two KXIP players namely Shaun Marsh and Andrew Tye have won the orange cap and purple cap awards respectively during a few IPL deliveries. KXIP also holds an IPL fair play award from the 2009 season of the tournament.
RCB is yet another IPL franchise that has underplayed its hand. This team has reached the finals thrice but, till date, hasn’t been able to taste the fruit of victory at the end of those clashes. For the last three seasons of the tournament, RCB’s performance has been severely underwhelming. However, this can’t be taken as a disputed fact that Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in IPL history. Virat is the captain of the team RCB. Under his guidance, the team has definitely been improving their scores in the league.
Fans of RCB are waiting with bated breath for IPL to begin and watch their favorite players in action. This year, RCB has sought the services of Australia’s limited over Captain Aaron Finch for a whopping 4.4 crore. Aaron is likely to add firepower to the squad of Virat Kohli-led RCB. Strangely, RCB featured in 3 IPL finals so far and lost all of them with a narrow margin. This year, RCB has also roped in Australia’s Kane Richardson and South African Dale Steyn for Rs 4.4 crore and Rs 2 crore respectively. RCB was founded in the year 2008, and since then it has become a regular feature of IPL. Since its existence, RCB has played its home matches at renowned M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), established in 2008, is based in Mohali, Punjab. KXIP plays its home matches in PCA Stadium, Mohali but has also played some home matches in Indore and Dharamsala. 2014 emerged as a remarkable year for KXIP when they topped the league table and finished as runners-up. In the last 11 years, KXIP has made only one other playoff appearance.
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The outcomes of future KXIP vs RCB matches are difficult to predict. However, we can make assumptions based on the last clash between both the teams. Based on this information, we can affirm that RCB has higher chances of winning in future KXIP vs RCB matches. Their last clash ended with RCB’s victory by 17 runs. AB de Villiers received the mantle of player of the match. He exhibited exemplary batsmanship and scored 82 runs in 44 balls. Parthiv Patel was also in good form in this match.
In the last match played between RCB and KXIP and RCB, AB de Villiers’ knock of 82 runs remained instrumental. AB de Villiers’ remained unbeaten in that match. It was the last match between the two teams. It took place on April 25 and RCB won the match by 17 runs. Umesh Yadav managed to claim three wickets in the match. AB de Villiers and Stoinis shared a partnership of 121 runs for the fifth wicket. In the match, Kings XI somehow lost their discipline in bowling against RCB. Earlier, RCB made 202 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Chasing the huge total, the entire KXIP batting line-up collapsed at 185 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The game also demonstrated how dangerous the RCB team could be. Captain R Ashwin kept his fingers crossed throughout the match but lost the match by 17 runs in the end. It was an interesting game and kept the spectators on their toes throughout the match.
Games played: 27
Royal Challengers Bangalore wins: 12
Kings XI Punjab wins: 15
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KXIP and RCB have gone head-to-head against each other for a total of 24 times. The victories held by both the teams are evenly matched. KXIP and RCB, both, have won 12 matches each. The maximum score KXIP has put together against RCB is that of 232 runs. On the contrary, KXIP’s minimum score against RCB is 88 runs. Likewise, RCB’s highest against KXIP is 226 runs. Their minimum is 4 runs lesser than KXIP’s lowest score of 88 runs. Chris Gayle stands as the top batsman in many leaderboards created out of these 24 HTH clashes. However, since he has played for both the teams, a singular franchise cannot attribute for his success. The bowling leaderboard has RCB players at most of the top positions. Names like Yuzvendra Chahal, Sreenath Aravind, and Sachin Baby frequent the bowling leaderboard. In a nutshell, both these teams still have a lot to prove. The future seasons of the Indian Premier League can turn out to be quite important for KXIP as well as RCB.
The 2020 season of the Indian Premier League is not far away. KXIP and RCB didn’t perform well in the 2019 season. Thus, fans of both franchises are hopeful about the future. But, they are also all too familiar with disappointment. Let’s see which of these two teams bags an IPL trophy first.
|2008||Kings XI||RCB||Kings XI||9 wickets||Mohali||May 12, 2008|
|2008||RCB||Kings XI||Kings XI||6 wickets||Bengaluru||May 5, 2008|
|2009||RCB||Kings XI||Kings XI||7 wickets||Durban||Apr 24, 2009|
|2009||RCB||Kings XI||RCB||8 runs||Durban||May 1, 2009|
|2010||RCB||Kings XI||RCB||8 wickets||Bengaluru||Mar 16, 2010|
|2010||Kings XI||RCB||RCB||6 wickets||Mohali||Apr 2, 2010|
|2011||RCB||Kings XI||RCB||85 runs||Bengaluru||May 6, 2011|
|2011||Kings XI||RCB||Kings XI||111 runs||Dharamsala||May 17, 2011|
|2012||Kings XI||RCB||RCB||5 wickets||Mohali||Apr 20, 2012|
|2012||RCB||Kings XI||Kings XI||4 wickets||Bengaluru||May 2, 2012|
|2013||Kings XI||RCB||Kings XI||6 wickets||Mohali||May 6, 2013|
|2013||RCB||Kings XI||Kings XI||7 wickets||Bengaluru||May 14, 2013|
|2014||Kings XI||RCB||Kings XI||5 wickets||Dubai (DSC)||Apr 28, 2014|
|2014||RCB||Kings XI||Kings XI||32 runs||Bengaluru||May 9, 2014|
|2015||RCB||Kings XI||RCB||138 runs||Bengaluru||May 6, 2015|
|2015||Kings XI||RCB||Kings XI||22 runs||Mohali||May 13, 2015|
|2016||Kings XI||RCB||RCB||1 run||Mohali||May 9, 2016|
|2016||RCB||Kings XI||RCB||82 runs||Bengaluru||May 18, 2016|
|2017||Kings XI||RCB||Kings XI||8 wickets||Indore||Apr 10, 2017|
|2017||RCB||Kings XI||Kings XI||19 runs||Bengaluru||May 5, 2017|
|2018||RCB||Kings XI||RCB||4 wickets||Bengaluru||Apr 13, 2018|
|2018||Kings XI||RCB||RCB||10 wickets||Indore||May 14, 2018|
|2019||Kings XI||RCB||RCB||8 wickets||Mohali||Apr 13, 2019|
|2019||RCB||Kings XI||RCB||17 runs||Bengaluru||Apr 24, 2019|
|2020||Kings XI||RCB||Kings XI||97 runs||Dubai (DSC)||Sep 24, 2020|
|2020||RCB||Kings XI||Kings XI||8 wickets||Sharjah||Oct 15, 2020|
KXIP’s luck did not change in its 2019 home-ground clash against RCB either. However, this loss was not nearly as shameful as the one in 2018. This was somewhat of a nail-biting contest. Once again, KXIP batted in the 1st innings, and RCB put up a chase in the 2nd innings. This time around, KXIP played all 20 overs and put together a final score of 173 runs. Maybe, the return to PCA Stadium, Mohali helped KXIP regain its footing. Chris Gayle contributed most of the runs to the total. He held his ground till the very end with a total contribution of 99 runs. The other batsmen of the team provided him adequate support as and when needed. However, KXIP’s commendable batting performance didn’t prove to be enough to win them the match. RCB overpowered KXIP’s defenses by the end of the 2nd innings. AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli gave steady performances and completed most of the chase by themselves. They scored 59 runs and 67 runs respectively. The final scorecard declared that RCB beat KXIP by 8 wickets and 4 remaining balls. AB de Villiers won the player of the match title.
In the year 2019, RCB and KXIP played two matches against each other. In the first match that took place on April 13, RCB registered a victory against KXIP by 8 wickets. While in the second match RCB managed to win against KXIP by 17 runs. In the first match, Kohli’s knock of 67 runs and Villiers’ 59 runs played a crucial role in defeating KXIP. Chris Gayle of KXIP played a blistering knock of 99 runs but it went in vain. In the match, Kohli appeared confident right from the start.
The captain looked in control and kept the asking rate in control. Soon after Kohli got out, de Villiers took control of things and successfully chased the score.
Earlier, KXIP made 173 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. RCB chased the target without any discomfort for the loss of two wickets. KXIP did not display a strong bowling attack as almost all players were hit either for fours or sixes. The game appeared to be a one-sided match throughout as RCB chased the target without any problems.
RCB and KXIP played two matches against each other in the year 2018. In the first match, RCB defeated KXIP by 4 wickets with three balls left. While in the second match, RCB comfortably won the match by 10 wickets with 71 balls remaining.
In the second match, Kohli remained unbeaten at 48 and Parthiv played a knock of 40 runs and remained not out. This was the first time when RCB won back to back matches. With that win, KXIP lost out of the top four. KXIP also missed a chance to run out Kohli in that match. Ashwin missed a direct hit at the non-striker’s end as Parthiv was hitting boundaries. KXIP got all out for a paltry score of 88. Ravichandran Ashwin vented out his frustration and said it was a disappointing performance from everyone. The spinner went on to say that the entire team lacked professional efforts. In the match, KXIP’s batsmen frequently struggled to score runs, and that decided the outcome of the match. Umesh Yadav was declared Man of the Match in that game. And, Umesh Yadav also managed to win 5 Man of the Match awards against KXIP. Kohli expressed his happiness, saying that the entire team displayed a clinical performance.
The 2018 clash between KXIP and RCB turned out to be downright embarrassing for the former. Despite playing in its home ground, KXIP gave one of the worst performances of its career. RCB wiped off the entire KXIP batting lineup in less than 16 overs. KXIP amassed a laughable total of 88 runs at the loss of 10 wickets. Not even a single KXIP batsman held his own in that match. Umesh Yadav’s phenomenal bowling performance took the limelight during the 1st innings. When RCB’s time to bat came, the team fired from all cylinders. Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel single-handedly beat the target score in 8.1 overs. Needless to say, KXIP’s bowling squad failed to pull off any miracles neither. It wasnt the bet performace from the Kings XI Punjab team. Umesh Yadav bagged the ‘Player of the Match’ title after the end of the 2nd innings.