Two teams victorious in their previous matches and currently on the same number of points are going to be taking on each other. The Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders have four wins from six matches and another win here will help solidify their position in the top-4.
Interestingly, both the teams were pushed in a corner during their previous match before which they managed to recover and eventually win. Both the captains also hit form in that match. Now, it is going to be important to keep the winning momentum going.
Date: 12th October 2020
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The ground dimensions at Sharjah are very small compared to the other two venues. 184 is the lowest score that has been defended at Sharjah so far and the majority of the total have been over 200.
Six-hitting is an absolute must here but we also think teams need to avoid going overboard in their attempt to get a massive total. The pitch being used for this match is different from the previous match and so we could once again see some more runs being scored. There is no doubt, however, that the square will start to dry up a bit as the matches keep getting played.
The team winning the toss is going to want to bat first. The short boundaries make defending a total difficult but the previous match played here was won by the team batting first. It was also a match where the pitch slowed up considerably and made batting second difficult.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 25, RCB Won: 10, KKR Won: 15
RCB Expected Playing XI:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR Expected Playing XI:
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C/WK), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
RCB vs KKR Match Prediction:
While both KKR and RCB are coming off wins, RCB has been the team that has looked more convincing and assured this season. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL.
Andre Russell’s injury robbed KKR of a match-winner, and their constantly changing top-order could struggle against RCB’s bowling. Given the form Virat Kohli is in, RCB will have the edge over KKR in this game. RCB possesses more firepower in the batting line-up. KKR’s big hitters haven’t been firing off late. So, Virat Kohli and his men walk into this game as the favourites. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.