Kings XI Punjab will take on Rising Pune Supergiants in the match 10 of the IPL 2016. The latest Kings XI Punjab v Rising Pune Supergiants betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Despite the fact that 2016 is a new season for the Kings XI Punjab, they still continue to play in the same vein as they did last season. With two defeats in two matches so far, they are in the bottom half of the table at the seventh place.
Most recently, they visited Delhi Daredevils where they lost the match by eight wickets. Having made to bat first, the best they could do was score 111 runs in 20 overs. Daredevils achieved this target by the end of 14th over, adding further problems to the woes of Kings XI Punjab.
This is definitely a big surprise for them, considering that in their previous fixture they scored 161 runs. However, they lost that match to Gujarat Lions due to a poor bowling performance.
Rising Pune Supergiants too are coming in this fixture after incurring a defeat at the hands of none other than Gujarat Lions. Having won the toss, they chose to bat first. The lads managed to put up a decent target of 164 runs, which their opponents chased down in just 18 overs.
One thing that can be noticed over here is the fact that Mohali has a batting pitch, which may prove useful for both the sides. With Faf du Plessis and Ajinkya Rahane finding their rhythm with Pune, Murali Vijay and David Miller are capable of taking Punjab to a flying start. However, one key factor to be a considered here is that Rising Pune Supergiants have got an experienced captain behind them, which is definitely a huge plus for them.
Kings XI Punjab will be under pressure to perform, especially this being their home fixture. But their shaky form may not make it easier for them.
Kings XI Punjab v Rising Pune Supergiants head-to-head
This will be the first time that the two sides will meet each other.
Kings XI Punjab v Rising Pune Supergiants betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Pune to win with bet365: 8/11
The match begins at 4.00 pm local time (10.30 pm GMT) on Sunday, April 17.