2010 semi-finalist team Royal Challengers Bangalore is in the fourth place of the points table of the IPL 2011 with seven points, whereas Pune
Warriors is at the ninth spot with four points.
-led Pune Warriors won the first two matches of its IPL against Kings XI Punjab
Tuskers Kerala, but in the team lost the next four matches in a row against Delhi
Indians and back-to-back matches against Chennai
Royal Challengers Bangalore has started its IPL 2011 campaign with a victory against the new team Kochi Tuskers Kerala, but in the next three matches lost against Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers and Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers fourth match against Rajasthan
Royals was called off due to rain. In the next two matches Challengers won against Kolkata
Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils by nine wickets and three wickets respectively.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has in-depth batting line-up. Opener Chris Gayle
, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ab de Villiers, Virat Kohli
are the key batsmen. Virat Kohli, with 227 runs in the IPL 2011, is 43 short of claiming the orange cap. Captain Daniel Vettori has the best economy-rate among bowlers in the IPL 2011.
For the Pune Warriors only Yuvraj Singh is scoring runs for his side in every match. Jesse Ryder had a good start to IPL 2011, but in the last three matches, he has failed to contribute for the team. Alfonso Thomas, Wayne Parnell and Jerome Taylor are doing good bowling for the Pune team.