Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will hope for a much-improved show as they face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2020 fixture at the Dubai International Cricket stadium on Thursday. KXIP lost their last match in the Super Over but their batting line-up felt like a pack of cards. Royal Challengers Bangalore may have won their first match of IPL 2020 by 10 runs but that did not hide the deficiencies in their playing XI.
Date: 24th September 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
The toss is going to be very important. We saw the pitch become better for batting in the second inning and the dew made things even more difficult for the bowlers. Winning the toss and batting second is going to be a huge advantage.
Pitch And Conditions
Well, the curators have done their job very well and been able to provide us with beautiful batting pitches on surfaces with bounce and grass on them. It has been also observed in the last few matches that humidity and dew has played a major role in the IPL 2020. The humidity has worked in favour of the fast bowlers as it has assisted them to swing their deliveries while due to dew, in place, the toss has become a major concern in every match.
The squares have enough number of pitches that this trend could continue for the first few weeks of the IPL before the surfaces start slowing up. The ball came on nicely to the bat and there was hardly any turn on offer. There was also a lot of dew that favors the side batting second.
Here’s the probable playing XI of both teams:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Lokesh Rahul(c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami
KXIP & RCB head to head statistics:
Total number of matches played: 23
Matches won by RCB: 11
Matches won by KXIP: 12
IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB match prediction:
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. The importance of the toss cannot be overstated in this contest. The dew factor is going to tilt things heavily in favor of the side chasing and so keep that in mind while you are placing your bets.
Kings XI Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore have traditionally been among the poor performers in the Indian Premier League. We don’t want to label them as ‘weak’ teams because that is just not true. Both of the teams have played one match and shown us glimpses of what we can expect from them this season.
The Kings XI side lost a heart-breaking match against the Delhi Capitals while RCB managed to start on a winning note against SRH. All the matches of IPL 2020 have been closely contested so far and we have no reason to believe this next match is going to be any different. Kings XI’s batting looks a bit underwhelming and perhaps ill-suited to the conditions. RCB has a better batting lineup but its bowling is very shaky.
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