The 16th match of Vivo Indian Premier League 2016 is going to be played between Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 22nd April in Pune. Both teams have got similar record in the tournament so far as both RPS and RCB won their first game quite easily but since then lost 2-2 matches consecutively and one of them will get win in the fourth match of championship.
MS Dhoni & company have lost two successive matches but still they can make comeback in the tournament as they are having good players in the side. Rahane, du Plessis, Smith and Pietersen need to score runs quick to post good total on the board. The fact is Royal Challengers are having strong batting line-up though Chris Gayle will not be available for this match too.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are struggling with their bowling line-up just like previous seasons. Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Shane Watson and Sarfraz Khan have been doing great and scoring runs for the side. But still bowlers have been failing to deliver at the right moment and picking up wickets. In the last match, Mumbai Indians chased down 170 runs total easily against Bangalore weak bowling. So they need to restrict opposition to win matches.
Predicted Playing XI
Rising Pune Supergiants
Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steven Smith, MS Dhoni, Albie Morkel, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, M Ashwin.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Travis Head, Sarfaraz Khan, Stuart Binny, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaron.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are favorites to win against Rising Pune Supergiants and they have got 60 percent winning chances in the 16th game of Indian Premier League.