KXIP vs BLR Dream11 Prediction: Teams are now settling into their playing XIs and it is time to consolidate their positions in the points table. Kings XI Punjab will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai today. Kings XI Punjab are in search of their first points while RCB are coming into this match after a victory against SRH in their first match. We will preview KXIP vs BLR Dream11 contest.
Kings XI Punjab’s super over loss against Delhi Capitals was not without controversies. Many experts have spoken about an umpiring error regarding a short run but the fact of the matter is that they needed only a run from the last 3 balls. They played rash shots and that eventually cost them the match. Bowling first, Mohammad Shami bowled an outstanding spell for them picking up 3 wickets while Sheldon Cottrell picked up two scalps. Chris Jordan proved expansive at the death and conceded 56 runs from his 4 overs. In reply, Mayank Agarwal single-handedly took them closer to the win with an innings of sheer class and temperament. He was dismissed on the penultimate delivery after hitting 89 runs. The match ended in a tie after another wicket on the last ball and KXIP lost the super over after losing both their wickets in 4 balls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a winning start to the season against SRH at the same venue. Devdutt Padikkal hit a magnificent half-century on debut to set RCB on their way. Aaron Finch complemented him well while AB de Villiers made things look very easy in the end overs with a cameo of 51 runs from 30 balls. RCB posted 163 runs on the board for their bowlers to defend. After a lucky break with the wicket of David Warner, bowlers struggled to find rhythm as Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow jolted a partnership. Yuzvendra Chahal turned the game on its head with a spell of 3 for 18 runs in the middle. Navdeep Saini had another good outing as RCB won comfortably in the end by 10 runs.
In head-to-head comparisons, the scores have been pretty even between these two sides. Both have won 12 games each from 24 matches played between them. In recent history, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been a dominant side with winning 4 out of last 5 matches between them. They have met once at the same venue in 2014 when Kings XI Punjab won the game by 5 wickets.
The weather will continue to remain clear in Dubai today while a fresh pitch will be in use. There has been a tendency to leave grass on the pitch so far and if that happens again, fast bowlers will be in play with their variations. The surface underneath has always been dry here and you can expect the ball to turn later on. Dew may also play its part during the second innings looking at the earlier matches.
Fixture name: Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 6, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 24th September 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Kings XI Punjab: 01, Royal Challengers Bangalore: 04, NR: 00
Kings XI Punjab: LWLLL
Royal Challengers Bangalore: WWNLW
Royal Challengers Bangalore (163/5, 20 Overs) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (153, 19.4 Overs) by 10 runs, 21st September 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs BLR Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
AB de Villiers
WK: KL Rahul
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami
As per our Today Match Prediction, Royal Challengers Bangalore are slight favourites to register a win against Kings XI Punjab today. RCB have their issues in the lower order but they should fancy their chances against the death bowling of KXIP. On the other hand, KXIP do have some big names in their batting lineup but they all need to start performing very early in the season.