RCB and KXIP will lock horns in the 31st match of IPL 2020 on Thursday.
Chris Gayle will feature in the playing XI of Punjab.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 31st match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday (October 15).
The Virat Kohli-led side has been performing well in the tournament as they are sitting at the third spot in the points table with five wins in seven matches.
KXIP, on the other hand, are having the worst IPL as they have only won one contest out of their seven games. Not to mention, KL Rahul and Co. are at the bottom in the standings.
Pitch and weather report
The scoring rate in Sharjah has been reduced as compared to the first few games. So, it is expected that teams will go for the full monty only in the powerplay and last five overs.
The temperature will be around 24 degree Celsius, while the humidity would be approximately 30%.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kings XI Punjab
Probable XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Head to Head
Played: 24 | RCB won: 11 | KXIP won: 13 | No result: 0
RCB vs KXIP, IPL T20 fantasy suggestions:
Fantasy Suggestion #1:
KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Chris Morris, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Siraj.
Captain: Virat Kohli; Vice-captain: Ravi Bishnoi
Fantasy Suggestion #2:
KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Mohammad Shami, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Captain: KL Rahul; Vice-captain: Chris Morris
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Josh Philippe, Parthiv Patel, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed.
Kings XI Punjab: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul(c), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Simran Singh(wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar.