After a convincing victory towards the Chennai Tremendous Kings on Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore face a troublesome check towards Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. Each the edges are on eight factors within the desk and winner will justifiably take a cruclal edge as we delve into the second and last section of group stage in IPL 2020.
On the proof of earlier match, the RCB gained the largest optimistic with captain Virat Kohli returning to his run-scoring prowess. He scored an unbeaten 90 within the first innings and noticed off the RCB innings after different batsmen within the top-order didn’t step up — primarily the in-form AB de Villiers who was dismissed for a duck.
The 31-year-old was additionally the lone batsman to place up a struggle with a 39-ball 43 within the RCB’s 53-run loss to Delhi Capitals on Monday.
Padikkal has been in good contact, however AB de Villiers, who performed some beautiful knocks in the beginning of the match, has seemed off color in latest outings.
The massive-hitting Aaron Finch has additionally struggled, failing to capitalise on his begins.
RCB bowling division, led by Yuzvendra Chahal, acquired a serious increase with South African Chris Morris coming in to the aspect. The all-rounder was good in his first look, bowling tight traces with a touch of away motion from right-handers.
For KKR, in the meantime, the largest reason behind concern would be the availability of big-hitter Andre Russell, who harm his knee when he dived into the commercial boards after lacking a catch on Saturday.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik didn’t reveal the extent of the damage after the match towards KXIP. “Every time Russell will get injured, you already know it’s arduous.
He’s a really particular participant, he’s a really particular particular person. We have to go and take a look at him,” he stated.
KKR have battled batting inconsistencies this yr. Shubman Gill has been fabulous on the high with two half centuries to date.
Skipper Karthik, who copped up plenty of criticism for his batting, was again amongst runs with a significant 29-ball 58 towards KXIP.
KKR’s bowling unit, nevertheless, has been sensational within the final two video games, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat and the bowlers will probably be excessive on confidence after they tackle a star-studded RCB line up.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Nikhil Naik, Chris Inexperienced, M Siddharth, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy and Siddhesh Lad.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa.