The 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
While Kolkata Knight Riders have won their previous match against SunRisers Hyderabad in a super over, Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Rajasthan Royals courtesy an AB de Villiers show.
Despite the inconsistent performance of the KKR batsmen, the team managed to stay at Number four in the points table of IPL 2020 with ten points in nine games.
While Lockie Ferguson’s inclusion in Kolkata Knight Riders has strengthened the bowling attack of the team, Sunil Narine’s presence in the playing 11 against Royal Challengers Bangalore is still doubtful as he was kept out in the previous matches due to suspected bowling action.
Andre Russell’s not-so-good performance could be a matter of concern for KKR.
Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team is already in the good form as they have won six matches out of the nine they played. Also, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have found their form back. RCB needs two more points in order to qualify the playoffs.
While RCB would be desperate to secure two crucial points to qualify the playoffs, KKR would be aiming to stop their winning chariot and grab the victory.
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Match 39
Date: 21th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 14:00 (GMT) / 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch at Abu Dhabi will offer some help to pacers. Some swing might be seen in the early overs. The pitch will get slower as the progress of the game. A good scoring match can be seen here. Both the skippers would try to put a good score on the board.
The temperature here will be around 30 degree Celsius and will be quite suitable to play a match. The humidity level will rise up in the nights as usual.
KKR vs RCB Head-to-Head
Total Matches: 25
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Won: 14
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Won: 11
No result: 0
Probable Playing 11
Probable Playing 11 for Dream11 IPL 2020, Match Number 39 – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Predicted Playing 11 for Kolkata Knight Riders
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy and Kuldeep Yadav
Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Gurkeerat Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini
Dream11 IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB Fantasy Team Prediction
Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers
Batsmen: Nitesh Rana, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli
All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris
Bowlers: Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain: AB de Villiers
Vice-Captain: Chris Morris
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Shivam Mavi, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitesh Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Chris Green and Rahul Tripathi
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Adam Zampa.
KKR vs RCB Broadcast Details
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST | 6:00 PM Local Time
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Disney + Hotstar VIP