Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th T20 Match Prediction 21 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 39th T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-22

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Kolkata Knight Riders

4.20 84/8 in 20.0
6.37 86/2 in 13.3

Royal Challengers Bangalore

4.20 84/8 in 20.0
6.37 86/2 in 13.3 Cricbettingbuzz
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket betting odds

KKR 2.20
RCB 1.62

KKR vs RCB Prediction

Manish Khorgade

RCB will be keen to put up a good show against KKR

  • Out of the 22 head to head matches, RCB have won 11 whereas KKR have won 14.
  • RCB have defeated KKR by 82 runs in their first outing.
  • For RCB, AB De Villiers scored 73 runs off 33 balls against KKR in their previous encounter.

We predict RCB to register a win against KKR

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Match Preview

KKR and RCB will be taking each other for the second time in this IPL on Wednesday evening at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. KKR underwent a humiliating defeat at the hands of RCB in the earlier face-off. RCB have strengthened their bowling even more with the inclusion of all-rounder Chris Morris. They are in the third position with 6 wins in 9 matches. The heroics of AB De Villiers led RCB to a close victory against RR in Dubai.

KKR have shown that they have the potential to win the tight games when they held their nerves against the SRH. They won in the super over against SRH after defending once again in Abu Dhabi. Lockie Ferguson played his first match this year and took KKR home with his 3 wickets in the match and 2 in the super over.

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Teams Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR are gradually rooting their position in the top four with some surprising performances. Their bowling against SRH might have given them an impetus for upcoming matches. They have won 5 in 9 matches and are in the fourth position. The intent was clear by the openers to utilize the powerplay overs and so they did. Rahul Tripathi got a good start but failed to capitalize. He scored 23 runs off 16 balls. Shubhman Gill needs to adjust his game for sure. His consecutive run-a-ball scores have put some limitations on the totals KKR are posting. Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan showed some intent and scored 58 runs in the last 5 overs. DK scored 29 runs off just 14 deliveries. Rana once again after a promising start wasted his wicket on a score of 29 runs.

The bowling was furious by KKR, pacer Lockie Ferguson proved his worth with his 3 wickets for just 15 runs in 4 overs against SRH. He also bowled the super over and presented KKR a phenomenal victory by picking 2 wickets in 3 balls. Pat Cummins finally got a wicket after a streak of 6 consecutive wicketless figures. Kuldeep Yadav bowled 3 economical overs and conceded only 18 runs. Both Mavi and Chakravarty were expensive but got one wicket each.

Shubhman Gill is the leading run-scorer with 311 runs in 9 matches whereas Varun Chakravarty is the leading wicket-taker with 7 wickets in 8 matches.

Key players: Lockie Ferguson, Eoin Morgan, Shubham Gill

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi, Tom Banton

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Gill 36 37 5 0 97.3
E Morgan 34 23 3 1 147.83
N Rana 29 20 3 1 145
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ferguson 4.0 0 15 3 3.75
P Cummins 4.0 0 28 1 7
S Mavi 3.0 0 34 1 11.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ferguson 4.0 0 15 3 3.75
P Cummins 4.0 0 28 1 7
S Mavi 3.0 0 34 1 11.33
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Everything is falling in place for RCB this year, whether it be their bowling or batting, they are looking stronger than ever. Superman AB De Villiers changing games single-handedly and the leggie Yuzvendra Chahal picking wickets like child's play are good signs for RCB. The openers couldn't give a fiery start against the RR, Aron Finch departed early on 14(11) whereas Paddikal scored 35 runs off 37 balls. Virat Kohli tried to burgeon the run rate but could strike only at a rate of 134.32 and scored 43 runs off 32 balls. AB Devilliers made the most of the second last over by hitting 3 sixes off the first 3 balls. He scored a match-winning 55 runs off 22 balls. He has scored 285 runs in 9 matches at an average of 57.

Washington Sundar was wicketless against RR but had claimed 2 wickets for just 20 runs against KKR. Chahal picked 2 wickets against RR taking his tally of wickets to 13 in 9 matches. Chris Morris is performing extraordinarily as his economy in 4 matches is just 5.25 with 9 wickets as well. Spinner Shahbaz Ahmed was given a chance but he remained wicketless along with Saini and Udana against RR.

Virat Kohli is the leading scorer for RCB with 347 runs at an average of 57.33 in 9 matches. The leggie Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker with 13 wickets in 9 matches.

Key players: Chris Morris, AB Devilliers, Yuzvendra Chahal

Royal Challengers Bangalore Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, YS Chahal, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikal, Aaron Finch, Washington Sundar, NA Saini, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Virat Kohli, GR Singh Mann

Royal Challengers Bangalore Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A de Villiers 55 22 1 6 250
V Kohli 43 32 1 2 134.38
D Padikal 35 37 2 0 94.59
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Morris 4.0 0 26 4 6.5
Y Chahal 4.0 0 34 2 8.5
W Sundar 3.0 0 25 0 8.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Morris 4.0 0 26 4 6.5
Y Chahal 4.0 0 34 2 8.5
W Sundar 3.0 0 25 0 8.33
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 28 0 mm. 5.89 k/h From: NNE 0%
03h 28 0 mm. 5.38 k/h From: NE 0%
06h 29 0 mm. 3.54 k/h From: ENE 0%
09h 31 0 mm. 4.67 k/h From: N 0%
12h 30 0 mm. 6.75 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 30 0 mm. 6.42 k/h 0%
18h 29 0 mm. 5.14 k/h From: NNE 0%
21h 29 0 mm. 4.26 k/h From: NNE 0%

Good weather conditions for a good contest where the temperature will be around 26°C in the evening with a wind speed of 21km/h. The humidity will be 38% on the match day.

Venue Details

The boundaries are big in Abu Dhabi and hence spinners goad the batsmen to clear the longer boundaries for getting wickets. RCB have won the only game they played here whereas KKR have won 4 matches here out of 6 matches getting a bit more experienced on this ground.

Toss Prediction

Bowlers do enjoy some swing early in the innings and there a bit of spin for slow bowlers as well. Whether to bat or bowl first is still a question but teams would act according to their strength. Both the team would want to bat first at this venue which is their strength.

Winning Prediction

RCB got players who can turn games at their will. All their overseas players clicking at the right time and turning games in RCB's favor give them an edge over KKR. KKR haven't been consistent and still chopping and changing the players. RCB had outplayed KKR in their previous outing and can repeat the same.

We predict RCB to register a win against KKR

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