Usually, teams aim for an eighth win to ensure a place in the playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to snap its six-match losing streak in IPL-12, at the PCA Stadium where Kings XI Punjab won all three matches so far.

Three weeks ago when the tournament commenced, none would have visualised this scenario — R. Ashwin’s men entering the second half of the campaign with four wins and an exasperated Virat Kohli’s brigade searching for first victory.

Usually, teams aim for an eighth win to ensure a place in the playoffs. Obviously, Punjab is far closer to the target than Bangalore is. Notwithstanding the fact that Kings XI faces a struggling RCB twice in its next seven matches, the side is optimistic of winning at least four more times and reach the playoffs.

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