IPL 2013 Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore target crucial victory against Kings XI Punjab

The loss against Kolkata has added to Bangalore's woes as they will look to turn the tides in this must-win encounter against Punjab, who themselves have been plagued by inconsistency throughout the tournament.

updated: May 14, 2013 00:36 IST
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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.

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