Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 28th T20 Match Prediction 12 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 28th T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-13

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Royal Challengers Bangalore

9.70 194/2 in 20.0
5.60 112/9 in 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

9.70 194/2 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
5.60 112/9 in 20.0
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs

Man of the Match: AB de Villiers

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders cricket betting odds

RCB 1.64
KKR 2.15

RCB vs KKR Prediction

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Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to continue their good from against in--form Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore comfortably brushed aside Chennai Super Kings in a game played on Friday.
  • Captain Virat Kohli, Chris Morris and Washington Sundar delivered splendid performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders managed to eke out narrow win over Kings XI Punjab.

Expect Royal Challengers Bangalore to register a hard-fought win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Match Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns in the 28th match of 2020 Indian Premier League at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Kolkata Knight Riders registered a narrow win over Kings XI Punjab, courtesy splendid performances from Shubham Gill, Dinesh Karthik and Prasidh Krishna. With this result, Kolkata have managed to retain their third place in the league table.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a strong comeback with a comprehensive 37-run win over Chennai Super Kings. Virat Kohli and co. will be looking to deliver another performance in this fixture.

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Teams Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The inclusion of Chris Morris certainly proved to be a masterstroke as pacer put in fabulous performance for the side in his first game this season.

In their previous clash, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bat first. Opener Aaron Finch perished for a low score to see Royal Challengers Bangalore get off to a shaky start.

Rookie opener Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli came together and put on a 53-run partnership for the second wicket. Devdutt Padikkal look good in his innings and scored 33 runs off 34 balls with the help of two boundaries and one six.

AB De Villiers failed to make an impression with the bat and perished for a duck to see Royal Challengers Bangalore placed at 67 for 3 after 10.5 overs.

Washington Sundar promotion did not work as departed in the 14th over to see RCB lose their fourth wicket with 93 runs on the board.

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 90 not out off 52 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes. He put crucial partnerships with Devdutt Padikkal and Shivam Dube to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post 169 runs for the loss of four wickets in their 20 overs.

Shivam Dube played a supporting to Kohli and scored 22 not out off 14 balls with the help of two boundaries and one six.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Chris Morris, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal.Pacer Chris Morris was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 3 for 19 in his four overs.

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, Shivam Dube

Royal Challengers Bangalore Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
V Kohli 90 52 4 4 173.08
D Padikal 33 34 2 1 97.06
S Dube 22 14 2 1 157.14
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Morris 4.0 0 19 3 4.75
W Sundar 3.0 0 16 2 5.33
I Udana 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Morris 4.0 0 19 3 4.75
W Sundar 3.0 0 16 2 5.33
I Udana 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI

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

Kolkata Knight Riders

The franchise will be looking to continue their winning ways after registering back-to-back victories in the competition.

In their previous encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first. Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana perished in quick succession to see Kolkata in a precarious position at 14 for 2 after 3.3 overs.

Shubham Gill and Eoin Morgan led the fightback with a 49-run partnership for third wicket.  Morgan perished in the 10th over after scoring 24 runs off 24 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

Captain Dinesh Karthik and Shubham Gill put on 82-run partnership to help Kolkata post a competitive score on the board.

Dinesh Karthik found form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 58 runs off 29 balls with the help of eight boundaries and two sixes. He was well supported by Shubham Gill, who chipped in with 57 runs off 47 balls with the help of five boundaries.

For Kolkata, Prasidh Krishna was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 3 for 29 in his four overs. Off-spinner Sunil Narine bowled well and claimed 2 for 28 in his four overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi, Tom Banton

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Karthik 58 29 8 2 200
S Gill 57 47 5 0 121.28
E Morgan 24 23 2 1 104.35
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Krishna 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
S Narine 4.0 0 28 2 7
P Cummins 4.0 0 29 0 7.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Krishna 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
S Narine 4.0 0 28 2 7
P Cummins 4.0 0 29 0 7.25
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 29 0 mm. 4.1 k/h From: NNW 0%
03h 29 0 mm. 2.56 k/h From: NNE 0%
06h 32 0 mm. 2.67 k/h From: E 0%
09h 34 0 mm. 3.63 k/h From: N 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 4.97 k/h From: N 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 1.85 k/h From: ENE 0%
18h 29 0 mm. 2.79 k/h From: SE 0%
21h 29 0 mm. 2.12 k/h From: NNE 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The weather forecast for Monday’s game is going to be clear skies with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Kolkata Knight Riders will take heart from the fact that they have an excellent head-to-head against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first. Majority of the game played at Sharjah have been won by side batting first.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be outright favorites to win their game against Kolkata Knight Riders. With likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli in excellent form with the bat this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to put in another dominant batting performance.

Expect Royal Challengers Bangalore to register a hard-fought win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

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