KXIP have had a troublesome season. Runners-up last season, KXIP have attempted to discover structure this season. It has been three weeks since they last won a match – amid which period they have lost seven. Their playing, which served them well in the first couple of weeks in the competition, too has lost sting as of late. On the brighter side of things, the batting has indicated start in the last couple of matches; it is without precedent for the season that KXIP have posted 180 or more matches in successive matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have played the least of every last one of groups and are in a decent position. They have won six of their eleven matches – with the match against Rajasthan Royals washed out – and stand an opportunity to complete among the main two groups in the event that they win every one of their matches and if different results go their direction. After a stop-begin keep running in the initial few diversions, RCB have turned on the warmth as of late winning five of their last seven matches (which incorporates the sprinkled out match against RR). In the last couple of matches specifically, they have batted out their rivals; they cleared KXIP out scoring 226-3 in Bengaluru, before posting 235-1 – the most astounding aggregate of the season – in their latest match against the Mumba