IPL 2020 Preview: Kings XI Punjab must be baffled and angry with how their IPL season is ending up being. They have won only one of their seven matches up until this point and moping at the base. In any event, three of their defeats have originated from a position when they were the reasonable top picks. The game was theirs to be lost and furthermore, they did. They currently face a team that has been on the rise.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won five of their seven IPL matches and lost only two. They are third in the point table and have won their past two matches. There are two empowering news for Punjab however. To begin with, Chris Gayle is fit and it is expected that he will play his first round of the period come Thursday and second – RCB are the main team KXIP have beaten up until this point.
If there is one player who can understand what Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul is at present experiencing, it is Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. Rahul will apparently be one of the Indian batting legends in the coming future and furthermore succeed King Kohli as the following captain.
Back in 2013 when his IPL captaincy period started in 2013, Virat was viewed as the following batting incredible, just as the future captain for India. Notwithstanding Kohli’s individual brightness with bat and being encircled by the absolute most touchy batsmen of the age in his group, RCB generally baffled. Rahul has recently appeared as a skipper in IPL 2020 and, as Kohli in 2013, he has been batting at an alternate level however his team is battling a similar way like the RCB of the past.
The present couldn’t have been all the more differentiating for these two players. On the off chance that RCB got generally (10) focuses together with Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians partially through their mission, KXIP has been an account of hopeless misses at pivotal focuses and consequently has far got the least points(2) in the table in the wake of playing half(7) of the absolute 14 league matches. Incidentally, the main success that too by a huge edge (by 97 runs) for Rahul’s team came against RCB.
Never again is it pouring sixes in Sharjah
Sharjah cricket arena came into spotlight as much likewise with a portion of the headliners on account of the siege of sixes it saw in the initial three matches (33, 29, 28 sixes were hit). It constrained the teams to get their mixes right explicitly contemplating measurement and shorter limits of the arena.
Punjab is required to remember Chris Gayle unexpectedly for the competition who basically adores (normal of 53.50 and strike pace of 152.85) his previous team RCB and it is regularly contended that his mis-hits can even go for a six in this ground. Be that as it may, the quantity of sixes per coordinate in Sharjah is presently coming significantly down (21, 17, 10) in the last three matches.
This game is additionally going to observe how the Kumble versus Kohli round 2 goes in the IPL 2020 after their first since forever experience as coach versus commander went for the previous India coach. Nonetheless, more than Kohli the batsman, Kumble will be stressed over his whole batting unit which aside from the openers (Rahul – Agarwal pair has altogether scored 724 runs) has overseen just 477 runs. What’s more, last however not the least the lethal demise overs difficulty will trouble Punjab (around 14 runs for every finished) particularly against RCB who have dominated in this stage (have scored almost 12 runs for each finished).
IPL 2020:Weather Report
There are no trace of rain at all during the match. The temperature will be higher, around 33 to 34 degrees celsius during day time and will decrease to a low of 24 degrees Celsius at night.
IPL 2020:Pitch Report
The pitch at Sharjah doesnot help the bowlers much and has slowed down considerably. The teams who chose batting first have won despite scoring runs that have been lesser than 200. The batsmen required to set a plan how they should be playing the game. However, there is high chance that they can score a lot of runs if they bat smartly.
IPL 2020: Probable Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (captain), Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
RCB vs KXIP Full Teams
Royals Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch, Dale Steyn, Devdutt Padikkal, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel (Wicketkeeper), Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (captain), Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Sheldon Cottrell, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Shami, Jagadeesha Suchith, Karun Nair, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Sarfaraz Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh