Royal Challengers Bangalore will host the Kings XI Punjab in the 8th match of IPL 2018 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB lost their first match to KKR by 4 wickets while KXIP easily defeated Delhi in their first game. Both teams had their bonuses from the last match with KXIP will be overwhelmed after how KL Rahul played on the last match. Other players like Karun Nair and Mujeeb ur Rahman also played really well for them.

Though KXIP is expected to play with the same squad it would be interesting to see if they will play Chris Gayle. After all the drama at the auctions, Punjab bought Gayle and as he knows the ground well, it won’t be any surprise if he manages a spot in the playing XI.

With Punjab having a lot of spinners in their team, it will be a great encounter between them and the power hitters of RCB. RCB would also look to improve their home record from last year as they lost 5 out of 7 games in 2017.

With an expected maximum temperature of 29°, which is quite pleasant as compared to normal South Indian weather conditions. Partly cloudy skies are also expected to interrupt the match in between. Coming to the pitch, a flat wicket is anticipated on even which 200+ scored can be score.

Where to watch the Live TV coverage of Bangalore and Punjab IPL match?

The Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match live TV coverage is available on Star Sports 3 (HD) in Hindi, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (First) in English.

Where can viewers watch live IPL streaming online KXIP vs RCB cricket match for free?

The RCB vs KXIP match free live IPL streaming online is available at Hotstar App/Website, Jio TV, Airtel TV (With Subscription).

Where to check online live updates of the RCB vs KXIP, IPL 2018 T20 cricket match?

Users can follow Live score and ball-by-ball commentary on Cricbuzz App/Website.

What are the team squads for the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab?

KXIP Team: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, David Miller, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, AJ Tye.

RCB Team: Virat Kohli (captain), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Sarfraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya.