Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hosting Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday as they can make it to the playoffs mathematically.
It was against KXIP that RCB snapped their six-match losing streak and opened their account this season.
Kings XI Punjab, who had won four of their first six matches, have slipped out of the top half of the table. They’ve won only one of their last four fixtures and desperately need the two points available in this match.
This fixture will be their last match this week, and by the time they play their next match at the start of next week, several of the other playoff contenders would have played and could have firmed up their positions.
KXIP’s remaining fixtures are against Sunrisers Hyderabad (29 April), Kolkata Knight Riders (3 May) and Chennai Super Kings (5 May).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami.