IPL 2020 Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Here comes another cracker of a contest in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Kolkatat Knight Riders in the 28th game of the tournament in Sharjah. Unlike previous seasons, Virat Kohli & Co. isn’t lagging in the initial phase of the league. The unit has been ticking all the boxes and would continue the momentum tonight. KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has returned among runs. However, Sunil Narine’s action and Andre Russell’s knee injury remains KKR’ major concern. The Caribbean duo has been crucial with the ball in death overs and the situation could turn any way if two key players operate at less than their capacities.
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Virat Kohli vs KKR Bowlers
vs Sunil Narine: 99 runs, 2 dismissal
vs Andre Russell: 75 runs, 1 dismissal
vs Kuldeep Yadav: 37 runs, 1 dismissal
vs Prasidh Krishna: 38 runs, 0 dismissals
RCB bolwers struggle in middle overs
Despite having the 4th best economy in the middle overs, RCB bowlers have picked 9 so far. This is the the joint least along with KXIP this season. Their strike rate of 36.11 is the 2nd worst amongst all teams in the middle overs. Also, their inability to pick wickets in the middle overs have hurt them in the death overs.
RCB vs KKR: Head to head stats
* Total Matches played: 24
* Matches won by RCB: 10
* Matches won by KKR: 14
* Most Runs for RCB: Virat Kohli – 674 Runs
* Most Runs for KKR: Andre Russell – 292 Runs
* Most wickets for RCB: Yuzvendra Chahal – 11 Wickets
* Most wickets for KKR – Sunil Narine – 16 Wickets
* Best Bowling Figures for RCB: 3/16, by Yuzvendra Chahal- April 23, 2017
* Best Bowling Figures for KKR: 4/20, by Sunil Narine – May 22, 2014
RCB’s struggle in middle overs.
RCB might have won 4 out of their 6 matches but there is still room for improvement, especially their batting the middle overs. They have scored 423 runs in the middle overs, which happens to be the least this season. Their strike rate of 117.50 is also the least among the teams thus far.
Under-fire Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins has now gone wicketless in 4 out of his 6 IPL matches. He has overall picked up just 2 wickets from 6 matches, at an average of 92. The issue with Cummins in IPL 2020 is his inability to bowl well outside the Powerplay, outside the Powerplay Cummins has an economy of 12.28 from 7 overs without taking a wicket.
KKR predicted XI vs RCB
KKR predicted XI vs RCB: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Tom Banton, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
RCB vs KKR Live Streaming: When and where to watch
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RCB vs KKR Live Streaming details
RCB predicted XI vs KKR
RCB predicted XI vs KKR: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR’s Statement on Sunil Narine
“Mr. Sunil Narine was reported for suspect action by the match officials after KKR’s match vs KXIP held on Oct 10, 2020 in Abu Dhabi.
This came as a surprise to the franchise and Mr. Narine, considering he has played over 115 games in the IPL since 2012 and as many as 68 games since 2015, when he was last reported during the IPL season for a suspect action before being subsequently cleared completely by SRASSC, an ICC accredited facility.
Furthermore, he was playing his 6th game this season, with no concerns expressed formally or informally by the match officials so far.
Having said this, we are respectful of the process that the IPL has put in place to have his action reviewed, and are working closely with the IPL in this matter. We are hopeful that there would be an appropriate resolution quickly. We appreciate the cooperation being extended by the IPL in expediting this matter.”
Will Andre Russell play tonight?
A knee injury against Kings XI Punjab forced Andre Russell to leave the field. While the fans are still in doubts, the franchise has hinted his appearance against RCB through a tweet.
.@Russell12A vs RCB
SR- 227.46 🤯
Avg- 53.83 👌
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 12, 2020
Virat Kohli – Stat Alert
* Virat Kohli needs 7 more boundaries to reach 500 4s in IPL
* Kohli needs 26 runs to reach 700 runs vs KKR. Will become the 4th player to do so.
* Kohli needs 3 sixes to reach 200 maximums in IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Head to head stats
Matches – 24
KKR Win – 14
RCB Win – 10
RCB vs KKR: A look at squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth
IPL 2020, MI vs DC Live Score and Updates
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 28th IPL 2020 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. This face off between two evenly matched sides will pit Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik against each other. Currently placed third and fourth respectively, KKR and RCB would look to continue their winning run at the batsmen’s paradise – Sharjah.