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RCB predicted XI against Kings XI Punjab: Virat Kohli could make tactical changes

Royal Challengers Bangalore predicted XI - Will Kohli make any changes to his side. Moeen Ali has to be used tactfully by the management and perhaps, now is the time to play Shivam Dube instead of Akshdeep Nath.

cricket Updated: Apr 24, 2019 10:02 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The IPL has motored on and has now entered the business phase, the mid-table muddle has only thickened and teams would now want to slide up the points table. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, the injection of Dale Steyn into their side has worked like a charm - they have won two consecutive matches and have momentum on their side.

The surface in Bangalore is an absolute belter and hence, the onus will once again be on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Also, the bowlers need to be more consistent and try to repeat the performance they came up with against Chennai Super Kings.

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So, will Kohli make any changes to his side. Moeen Ali has to be used tactfully by the management and perhaps, now is the time to play Shivam Dube instead of Akshdeep Nath.

“I might be a quiet person, but am confident and told myself before I came to RCB that I would like to score runs. I know I can do it, it is just about having the confidence now to do it,” -- Moeen Ali spoke about his role and how he looks to take the pressure off Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

Will Kohli be tempted to drop Umesh Yadav after a shocking game against CSK or will he get another game to redeem himself?

Here is a look at RCB’s predicted XI for the match:

Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal

First Published: Apr 24, 2019 09:59 IST