Royal Challengers Bangalore have quite a straightforward task at hand when they take on Kings XI Punjab in the IPL clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. They must win this game to remain in contention for a playoff spot. After six wins in as many games at home, Bangalore embarked on a tumultuous journey, winning just two of eight games on the road.
Bangalore have been masters at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, a fortress that visiting teams have failed to breach. After Kolkata Knight Riders played party-poopers on Sunday (May 12) in Ranchi, Bangalore are now left with no option but to win the remaining two games - against Punjab and Chennai Super Kings - at home if they fancy their chances of qualifying.
Currently with 16 points from 14 games, the reason for a last-minute scramble to make it to the top four for a side that boasts names likes Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli is quite baffling.