With their only win in this season against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the return leg of their fixture, Kings XI Punjab will be fielding first against Virat Kohli's side. The inability to produce an all-round show and close out games they should have won has led to KXIP losing six out of their seven matches. However, the big boost for the squad is that Chris Gayle has will be playing his first game in this year's IPL. RCB on the other hand look a more potent side, with 5 wins.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal