Kolkata Knight Riders will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) on this Wednesday. As the playoffs’ race is intensifying, both teams would want to beat each other to get vital two points. It will be a crucial game for either side, with regards to finishing at a higher position in the top four.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked at fourth position in the points table. They won five games out of nine in this season of IPL.
Kolkata won the last match against Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad in super over. Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson bowled terrifying overs to Sunrisers batsmen. He bagged three wickets in the same game. He will be now the leader of pace attack in the Kolkata Knight Riders team.
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana didn’t play consistently in this season. Bowling action of Sunil Narine is cleared by IPL committee so Kolkata can play him in this game. Caribbean allrounder Andre Russell also didn’t play any impactful knock for Kolkata till now though he bowled very well in death overs.
Indian player Rahul Tripathi will open with Shubman Gil. He would try to cement his position in the team by a good knock in this game. Highly talented Indian batsman Shubman Gill and World Cup winner Eoin Morgan performed quite well in these games. KKR would hope to win this match as they aim to reach the playoffs once again.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bangalore ranked at the third position in the points table in this season of IPL with six wins and three losses.
Their best batsman AB de Villiers is playing extraordinary knocks in this season. He won two games singlehandedly for them. He is keeping wickets too for Bangalore. Their skipper Virat Kohli looks in super from. He is making consistent runs in every game in this season of IPL. Speedster Chris Morris snared wickets in every game. Speedsters Navdeep Saini and Isuru Udana bowled well in this season. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal bowled exceptionally well. Bangalore would hope to win this match to fix their spot in the playoff.
These two teams played each other nine times in last five years, Kolkata Night Riders won six games out of them and Sunrisers Bangalore Royal Challengers won remaining three games.
Bangalore Royal Challengers are more likely to win this match as they are in good form.
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Date and Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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