Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be face to face at the ground, where Punjab would try their best to achieve their first win, while Bangalore would like to maintain the winning momentum after defeating team Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first match of IPL 2020.
The match toss will take place at 7:00 PM and the commencement of KXIP vs RCB match will be at 7:30 PM (IST) and the match will be played at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Looking at RCB squad, Devdutt Padikkal of Bangalore has started his IPL career by playing a half-century in the first match. So, in this match, everyone will be looking up to his performance with full excitement. Both Kohli and Aaron Finch are in good form and confident enough from their last match while AB de Villiers will also like to continue the same rhythm after scoring a significant half-century.
The important part of RCB bowling will be played by Yuzvendra Chahal. In the first match too, he played an important role in the victory with three wickets. This time the team will also have expectations from South African allrounder Chris Maurice. At the same time, it is expected that Mohammad Siraj can be fielded in place of Umesh Yadav in the team.
Now taking a quick look at the Kings XI Punjab team, Manik Aggarwal is in good form and the fans are expecting great inning from his side in this match. Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran and Rahul, are also expected to perform well as they all have a remarkable ability to snatch the match from the opposition team. At the same time, big-hitter Chris Gayle may return and all-rounder Jimmy Neesham can also be given a chance.
Weather forecast during KXIP vs RCB match
There’s no possibility of rain and the sky will be clear. The temperature is expected to be around 35- 40 degrees Celsius during the day and may drop down to 28 degrees Celsius at night. The speed will be around 17 kmph. During the KXIP vs RCB match, it is predicted that the humidity level will be below 50 per cent.
IPL 2020: KXIP vs RCB Probable playing XI
KXIP XI: KL Rahul (Captain and wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran/Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan/Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.
RCB XI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal.
IPL 2020: KXIP vs RCB Full Teams
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team: Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, Devadatta Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli (captain), Gurkeerat Singh, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Josh Philippe, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dubey, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj.
Kings XI Punjab Team: K.L. Rahul (captain), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sheldon Cottrell, Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jagdeesha Suchith, James Neesham, Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gawtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Prabhsimran Singh, Tajinder Singh, Harpreet Brar, Hardus Viljoen.