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RCB vs KXIP Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 Match 31

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 31

Date & Time: 15 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE

RCB vs KXIP Prediction:

It’s a now or never situation for the Kings XI Punjab. Having lost 6 out of the seven games played so far, they are now on the brink of getting knocked out. With the confidence getting low in the camp, the return of Chris Gayle and the fact that they beat RCB during their first encounter this season may bring back their hopes for turning back their fortunes. But the RCB is very much different from what the Kings had to face in its earlier encounter. With few notable changes in the eleven, they have become one of the strongest bowling teams of this season- a tagline that you normally don’t associate with RCB.

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Strength

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • They have a strong batting line-up on paper.
  • Presence of genuine match-winners like Kohli, Chahal, ABD, and Finch who can single-handedly win matches for their team.
  • Strong spin attack. The duo of Washington Sundar and Yuzi Chahal seems to work well.
  • The addition of Chris Morris has strengthened RCB's fast bowling unit.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • In form top order. KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Nicholas Pooran are in splendid form.
  • Mohammad Shami and young Bishnoi are in fine form.
  • Chris Gayle is expected to be back in the eleven. His inclusion will improve the entire dynamics of the team.

Weakness

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • The form of opener Aaron Finch is a huge worry.
  • RCB has a weak lower middle order.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Weak middle order. If either of Mayank, Pooran or Rahul don’t fire, they are in very serious trouble. They would need timely support from the rest of the middle order.
  • KXIP’s death bowling is pretty ordinary. They haven’t been able to find the right man for the death overs.
  • Constant chopping and changing are affecting the team stability.

RCB vs KXIP: Who will win?

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Win Prediction

  • RCB- 70%
  • KXIP- 30%

Betting Odds

Bet365: RCB- 1.66, KXIP- 2.20
Betway: RCB- 1.61, KXIP- 2.25

Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the match

Unlike their usual self, RCB has a good enough bowling attack. With Morris added to the line-up, they have solved their problems at the death. Whereas KXIP is nowhere near their absolute best. The string of defeats has already started affecting the mentality of the team and their captain in particular. Unless Gayle produces some Gayle storm to mark his return, they do not stand a chance against this strong RCB side. So RCB is winning this one as per today match prediction.

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Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 25
  • RCB – 12
  • KXIP- 13

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 2
  • RCB – 0
  • KXIP- 2

RCB VS KXIP MATCH PREDICTION

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It’s a match between one side that is well on a roll and one side that is struggling to get points on the board. And rightly so the number of changes that are expected from the Kings XI Punjab is quite high. The major of those changes will be the inclusion of Chris Gayle. The sources in close connection with KXIP have confirmed that Gayle will play in this encounter. That would mean either of Maxwell or Mujeeb will be sitting out. Krishnappa Gautam may also find a place in the eleven so as to strengthen their middle-order batting a bit. Injured Cottrell will be out of the action and Chris Jordan and Mohammad Shami will be in charge of the bowling department.

RCB on the other hand has a very strong and well-settled line-up. They may bring in Gurkeerat back into the eleven in place of Siraj to provide an extra cushion in the batting line-up.

RCB Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Man Singh, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

KXIP Playing XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi

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Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. Washington Sundar and Yuzi Chahal are in fine form and are expected to make life difficult for KXIP batsmen. Pick them in your fantasy teams.
  2. Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, and AB de Villiers are in fine form. As for cricket betting tips, these are the RCB batsmen to invest your money in.
  3. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal should be sure-shot options in your fantasy teams.
  4. Young Ravi Bishnoi has impressed everyone. Bet on him to take few wickets.
  5. If Chris Gayle gets a chance in the eleven, then take them in your fantasy teams blindly. He is a T20 G.O.A.T.

RCB vs KXIP Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

The Sharjah cricket ground needs no detailed explanation. It is as flat as a flat road. In one word, it’s a batsman’s paradise. Anything below 180 cannot be considered as a good score in Sharjah. But over the last few matches, the amount of sixes hit in this stadium has gone down. Considering the stats of the previous matches, it is better to bat first on this wicket.

If Royal Challengers Bangalore bat first: 180-190

If Kings XI Punjab bat first: 170-180

RCB vs KKR cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

RCB- AB de Villiers

This man needs no introduction. Mr 360 was in splendid form in the last match. With KXIP at the opposition, he is expected to continue the same form. Guess what he averages above 60 against them. As for cricket betting tips, he is the man to invest in heavily for this fixture.

KXIP- Mayank Agarwal

With Rahul playing the anchor role, he is the man potent enough to score big in Sharjah. With the middle order showing no promise whatsoever, he along with Rahul hold's the key for KXIP's chances.

Other Prominent options: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle

Top Bowler

RCB- Yuzvendra Chahal

Kohli's man for all crisis situations. Even the small Sharjah ground is not enough for batsmen to take Chahal on. Such is his form. Bet on him to deliver as always.

KXIP- Mohammad Shami

Shami was at spitting venom the last time these two teams met. With KXIP desperately needing a change to turn things around he should be Rahul’s go to man.

Other Prominent options: Navdeep Saini, Ravi Bishnoi, Washington Sundar

Most Sixes

RCB- AB de Villiers

KXIP- Mayank Agarwal/ Chris Gayle

Player of the match

Yuzvendra Chahal

Consistency is synonymous with Yuzi Chahal. If RCB is to win this match, he is sure to have an amazing outing. He is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match' category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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