Royal Challengers Bangalore will go up against KingsXI Punjab in the 31st match of the IPL 2020. RCB is in the upper side of the table while KXIP have 6 out of there 7 games and currently sitting in the bottom of the table.
The only win that KXIP have got so far has come over against RCB only, all the tactics and plannings of KXIP management has didnt worked well so far, KXIP need a miraculous comeback to qualify for the playoffs from here. It has been done in the past by other teams in the past is certainly a possibility this time as well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently flying high at the moment have won five out of their seven games in the ongoing season. The inclusion of Chris Morris gave the Bangalore-based franchise a major boost as he helped the team in both the department.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh (wk), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh/Deepak Hooda, Sheldon Cottrell/Hardus Viljoen, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers, Nicholas Pooran, Devdutt Padikkal, Mandeep Singh, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
The pitch in Sharjah has been excellent for batting, but the track has also shown signs of slowing down. Spinners have been quite effective and hard to get away, especially in the second half.
As seen in the last two matches here, batting has gotten increasingly difficult. Even though the short boundaries have helped, timing the ball has been exceptionally difficult. Toss winning captian will like to choose bat first.
First innings score predictions:
The average first innings score at this venue is 209 runs.
Head to Head:
RCB won- 12
KXIP won- 13
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 55%
KingsXI Punjab: 45%
Bet365: RCB- 1.80, KXIP- 2.00
Betway: RCB- 1.82, KXIP- 2.10