Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Kings XI Punjab this Thursday in the IPL 2020. Bangalore would be hoping for a big win, as Punjab have performed poorly so far this season. Their morale is down and RCB will want to capitalize on that.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bangalore won five games of seven in this season and ranked at the third position in the points table. Two legendary batsmen of the game Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played some phenomenal knocks for their team. Bangalore won only those matches when one of them scored fifty.
Young Indian opener Devdutt Padikkal playing his role effectively and he is outstanding fielder too. Aussie opener Aaron Finch could score only one fifty this season in the IPL. Proteas speedster Chris Morris is bowling exceptionally well in this season.
So far, all-rounder Shivam Dube has failed to make any impact for Bangalore in this season of IPL. Off-spinner Washington Sunder is bowling extremely well for and will want to continue to do so. Indian leggie Yuzvendra Chahal is the spearhead of their bowling attack. They will be looking forward to defeating mediocre Kings XI Punjab in this game.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab are ranked at last position in the points table with six losses and solitary win. Despite remarkable batting performances from skipper Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, Punjab lost close games.
Leader of their pace attack Mohammed Shami bowled well this season. Skipper KL Rahul and head-coach Anil Kumble be will contemplating on how to convert close games into wins. Form of Aussie allrounder Glenn Maxwell is a big concern for them. Also they need to decide the batting position of Caribbean batsman Nicholas Pooran.
They need to plan death overs neatly in upcoming games. Spinner Ravi Bishnoi performed well in this season. They will want to defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore in this game to get some important points. They are one defeat away from conceding playoff berth so this is a most important game for them.
These two teams played each other nine times in last five years where Royal Challengers Bangalore won six of them and Kings XI Punjab won remaining three games however Punjab defeated only Bangalore in this season of IPL.
Royals Challengers Bangalore are more likely to win in this match as King XI Punjab had an extremely disappointing season.
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Date and Time:
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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