Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab IPL Match Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to continue their juggernaut when they take on a depleted Kings XI Punjab in the 31st match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time.
There is something about RCB in this year’s IPL. Not many people would have expected them to play the way they’ve played in the tournament but here they are, tied with Mumbai and Delhi as the best team of the tournament. At the moment RCB looks a very strong team that have all their bases covered. Devdutt Padikkal has been terrific at the top along with Aaron Finch, who’s been little inconsistent but has few knocks under his belt. Virat Kohli too made a grand comeback to form with consistent performances in the last few games and AB de Villiers, in the last match showed why he’s considered as one of the best cricketer of all time. In the bowling department, the spin duo of Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal has been nothing short of extra ordinary while the returning Chris Morris has already showed how much of an asset he is for RCB.
For Punjab, things have got from bad to worse with every passing game. With 6 losses and a sole victory, they are strangled at the bottom of the points table and will need almost a miracle to get through to the playoffs. They have been far too much dependent of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal that has hurt them badly. In the last match against KKR, they’re cruising to victory but the wicket of KL Rahul exposed their vulnerable middle order that couldn’t get Punjab over the line. Their bowling too lacks the cunningness you need to win these sorts of tournaments. These are worrying signs for the Kings. For Punjab, beating RCB will be an uphill task but they would want to give it all they have. They’ve lost quite a few close games and need some luck to go their way.
Date-15 oct 2020
Time- 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue-Sharjah Cricket Stadium – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB vs KXIP Toss Prediction
Earlier teams winning the toss were looking to chase in Sharjah but the pitch has drastically changed its behaviour and batting first looks the most feasible option.
The weather at Sharjah is expected to make the players sweat with temperatures touching 38 degree Celsius.
The pitch at Sharjah is getting slower with each passing day. Batting second will be very difficult on this wicket now
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing 11
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villier, Shivam Dube, Washington Sunder, Navdeep Saini, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11
KL Rahul(C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicolas Pooran, Deepak Hooda/Simi Singh, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Dream 11 Team