KXIP vs RCB: Match Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore kicked off their IPL 2020 with a clinical performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The IPL 2016 runners-up will now battle the Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium in their second fixture of the season. The two sides have battled in some intense matches over the years, and the upcoming clash promises to be a nail-biting encounter.
Bangalore will expect its batting lineup to fire once again in IPL 2020. Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers played excellently in the game against Hyderabad, while Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch will aim to better their performance. A better performance will also be expected from Umesh Yadav in the bowling department.
On the other side, all KXIP batsmen except Mayank Agarwal failed against Delhi Capitals. Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, and Ravi Bishnoi shone with the ball, but KL Rahul would expect a more responsible performance from his batsmen in match number 6 of IPL 2020.
KXIP vs RCB: HEAD-TO-HEAD
Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 12 matches each while battling against one another in the IPL. The match at Dubai in IPL 2014 ended in Punjab’s favor.
KXIP vs RCB: Where to watch?
All games of the 13th edition of IPL, including Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, will air live on the Star Sports Network. The live streaming is available on Disney+Hotstar VIP and Jio TV.
KXIP vs RCB: Predicted XI
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (c and wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dubey, Joshua Phillipe (wk), Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
KXIP vs RCB: MATCH PREDICTION
Royal Challengers Bangalore start as the favorites to win in this match. They have won all their last four matches against Punjab and should make it five out of five on Thursday.