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RCB vs KXIP Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 Match 6

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 6

Date & Time: 24 September, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE

RCB vs KXIP: Who will win?

Royals Challengers Bangalore who are coming off a convincing win in the last match will take on KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab in the 6th match of IPL 2020. Both the teams had a lot of positives to take away and few weak points to address after their first match. For KXIP, the promise in leadership abilities that KL Rahul showed, and the current form of Agarwal and Shami are a great plus. But Rahul will call up for a great improvement in the batting department. For RCB, the biggest plus came in the form of Devdutt Padikkal. He proved Kohli wrong, who benched him for the entire last season. The pace bowling department is the biggest worry for RCB, Steyn and Umesh were all over the place in the last match. For any other opposition, this would have been a golden opportunity to capitalize on, but for KXIP who have a weak middle order, this weak link of RCB does no good. So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your bet on RCB.

Strength

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Strong top-order batting. Probably the best top-4 in the tournament.
  • Highly potent domestic spin attack.
  • Current form of Devdutt Padikkal and Yuzi Chahal.
  • Presence of genuine match-winners like Virat and ABD, who can single-handedly win matches for their team.

Kings XI Punjab

  • Rahul-Agarwal makes up a strong opening pair.
  • Rahul showed great promise as a leader.
  • Strong pace attack. Mohammad Shami is at his absolute best.
  • Young leggie Ravi Bishnoi showed great character in the first match.

Weakness

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • No trustable pace bowler except Navdeep Saini. Both Steyn and Umesh were taken to the cleaners even by the struggling SRH batsmen.
  • RCB has a weak lower middle order, with no established finisher. After top-4, the batting line-up looks bleak.
  • Shivam Dube is not a good enough 6th bowling option, especially against strong batting line-ups.

Kings XI Punjab

  • Except for Agarwal, the rest of their batsmen were horrible in the first match. There was a visible lack of intent and confidence.
  • Death bowling. Chris Jordan was expected to be their death bowler. With him taken to the cleaners in the last match, it calls up for a revamp in the entire bowling strategy.

Win Prediction

RCB- 55%

KXIP- 45%

Betting Odds

Bet365: KXIP- 2.10, RCB- 1.72
Betway: KXIP- 2.10, RCB- 1.66

RCB to win the match

Photo: Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • RCB has a very strong batting line-up. The likes of Padikkal, Finch, Virat, and ABD are expected to make the life difficult of KXIP bowlers as per today match prediction.
  • Even though RCB’s pace bowling looks weak, KXIP middle order is not potent enough to capitalize on it in the last phase of the innings. Hence Umesh and Steyn won’t get much damage from the KXIP batsmen.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 24
  • RCB – 12
  • KXIP- 12

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • RCB – 0
  • KXIP- 1

RCB VS KXIP MATCH PREDICTION

These two teams may not have won any IPL yet, but that doesn’t take away the excitement leading up to this match. It’s not just RCB vs KXIP, it's Kohli vs Kumble, Rahul against his former team and most importantly it’s the battle between the team which represents Karnataka and the team which has the most number of players from Karnataka. Yes, KXIP has more Kannadigas than RCB. Can the Kannada boys of KXIP upset their native team? Let’s find out.

KXIP lost the last game in a manner that only they can. Needing just 1 run from 2 balls to falling apart in the Super Over, they once again showed us, why one should not trust them to help us win in online cricket betting. Even though the match was so close, the batting display of KXIP calls for an immediate recheck in their approach. Apart from Mayank Agarwal, all the rest of them disappointed. This calls up for an important question. Should Chris Gayle be back in the playing eleven? Considering that just one match has been played, Kumble is expected to trust Pooran one more time ahead of Gayle. As in the bowling department, Chris Jordan who got the major whacking in the last match may make way for Mujeeb. With young Bishnoi in form, this duo will put the opposition in trouble. Not many changes are expected in the other departments.

As for RCB, the first win was a positive start to their 2020 IPL campaign. Having lost 6 matches on the trot in IPL 2019, Kohli very well knows the importance of this win and the confidence that it brings to the team. The batting of RCB as always looks deadly. With young Padikkal making a big statement in the first match, it takes some pressure of the shoulders of ABD and Virat Kohli. Their biggest worry is their pace bowling department. A win doesn’t take away how poor their pace bowling was (except for Saini) and how bad Virat’s captaincy was. Both these areas need to be addressed as quickly as possible to keep up this winning momentum. With a win under their belt, they are expected to field the same eleven in this match as well.

RCB Playing 11- Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB De Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe(wk), Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

KXIP Playing 11- KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh/Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cotrell, Mohammad Shami.

Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and  IPL betting tips:

Photo: Royal Challengers Bangalore
  1. RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal is an exciting young batsman with an outstanding record in domestic T20 cricket. He showed his class in the last match. So pick him in your fantasy teams to gain big in grand leagues.
  2. AB de Villiers loves playing against KXIP. He averages 60.18 against them. If you are in for online betting for IPL matches, invest your money in him to expect safe returns.
  3. With the added grass in the pitch, brute seam bowlers are expected to have a good outing. Navdeep Saini and Mohammad Shami are such kinds of bowlers.
  4. Leggies are always important in a T20 match. Chahal once again showed why he is one of the best leggies going on in the world right now.  Young Bishnoi also showed great promise in the first match, don’t be surprised if he gets a few wickets in this match. Pick them both in your fantasy teams.

RCB vs KXIP Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

As visible from the last two matches played in Dubai, the pitch has even covering of grass which assists both the fast bowlers and spinners equally. Seamers should be able to extract a little bit of movement early on in the innings. The captain who wins the toss is expected to field first as chasing seems easy on this track with dew becoming a decisive factor. Considering the nature of the pitch and the batting line-ups of both the teams, any score below 160 would be pretty easy to chase down.

Predicted first innings score

If Kings XI Punjab bat first: 140-150

If Royal Challengers Bangalore bats first: 160-170

KXIP vs RCB Free cricket betting tips

Photo: Royal Challengers Bangalore

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

The one-man army who saved KXIP from a horrible batting collapse. He scored a mammoth 89 runs in the last match. 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

Top Bowler

RCB- Yuzvendra Chahal

The only consistent bowler RCB has had in the 13-year history of the tournament.  Kohli's man for all crisis situations. Bet on him to deliver as always.

KXIP- Mohammad Shami

Shami was at spitting venom in the last match. DC batsmen had no answer to his brutal bouncers. He ended up with an outstanding figure of 3-15 in the last match. Expect him to do the same in this match as well.

Other Prominent options: Navdeep Saini, Ravi Bishnoi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (if he plays)

Most Sixes

RCB- AB de Villiers

KXIP- KL Rahul

Player of the match

Yuzvendra Chahal

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

Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.