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IPL 2018: 4 reasons why RCB vs KXIP is going to be an exciting contest

Mohit Kalra
ANALYST
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11.05K   //    12 Apr 2018, 22:37 IST

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab are set to face-off each other at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 13th April 2018. KXIP will look to strive towards glory early in the tournament while RCB will try to come back on track after their loss to KKR.

Both the teams are similar having a power-packed batting lineup, decent fast bowlers, specialist spin-attack and much more. Furthermore, they both haven't put their hands on the IPL trophy yet.

Here are the four reasons why this match-up is going to be an exciting affair.


#4 KL Rahul and Gayle's return to Chinnaswamy stadium


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Gayle & KL Rahul have played for RCB together

Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, once an integral part of Royal Challengers Bangalore setup, were let go by them ahead of IPL 2018 season.

The definite reason behind the break-up was the Jamaican's lack of consistency and the Karnataka batsman's high bid of 11 crores, that turned out to be a little too hefty for their purse. Hosting Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming match-up, the Chinnaswamy crowd will cherish to witness their son as well as their adopted son once again in action.

Although Gayle is unlikely to feature in the starting XI, KL Rahul will open the proceedings for the Punjab-based franchise after slamming the fastest fifty in the history of the tournament. But still, who knows what R Ashwin might have up his sleeve.

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