Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to carry on their winning streak when they take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 31st match of the 13th edition of IPL. The game will take place in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC).

KXIP is too much dependent on captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. It will be very tough to get away from Punjab from Washington Sunder and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Match Preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • No one can expect the way RCB has played in this season but here they are and tied with Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) as the best team of the league.
  • Against Kolkata Knight Riders, RCB was in leading form. So definitely Virat Kohli would not want to change the winning combination.
  • RCB won 5 matches out of 7.

Probable Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Shivam Dube, AB de Villier, Washington Sunder, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini,  Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kings XI Punjab:

The main reason behind the downfall of Punjab is their over-dependency on Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. Punjab has to change their players’ combination as it is not looking like their best playing XI.

One change in the team is looking obvious that is Chris Gayle can replace Glenn Maxwell. Ishan Porel and Deepak Hooda can get a match instead of Simi Singh and Mandeep Singh.

KXIP has been on a continuous losing streak. Out of 7 games, they already lost 6 matches.

Probable Playing XI:

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul(C&WK), Nicolas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda/Simi Singh, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

Pitch Report:

With each passing match, the track at Sharjah is getting slower. Batting in second will be difficult now.

 Weather condition:

At Sharjah, the weather condition is expected to be sunny, hot, and warm.

Probable top performers:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

AB de Villiers:

For RCB, AB de Villiers is a match-winner. In the previous match against KKR, De Villiers played one of his best knocks of this season IPL.

Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli has got into a different sector and scoring slowly on a consistent basis. RCB can depend upon their captain to come good in this match.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

For RCB, Yuzvendra Chahal has come out as one of the massive match winners. Match after match, his performance is getting better with the ball.

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul:

In this tournament, no doubt that KL Rahul is in top form. The orange cap achiever will be hopeful of playing another good knock in this game.

Mayank Agarwal:

In the league, Mayank Agarwal is in outstanding form. Along with captain Rahul, he has earned maximum runs for Punjab.

Ravi Bishnoi:

As a spinner, Ravi Bishnoi has played good cricket with the ball. For Punjab, Ravi Bishnoi can come in handy.

 Head to head:

  • Overall T20I Matches – 25
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won – 12
  • Kings XI Punjab won – 13
  • No Result – 00
  • Tie– 00

Team form in last 5 matches:

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore–  W, W, L, W, W
  • Kings XI Punjab – L, L, L, L, L

Broadcast Details:

  • Tv – Star Sports Network
  • Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar
  • Match Timings – 15th October 2020 at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC)

Probable winning team:

In the earlier clash between the two teams, KXIP won the match by 97 runs. The probability of repeating that seems to be bleak as now RCB is in its fantastic form. In the upcoming competition, Royals Challengers Bangalore is looking very strong and favorite.


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