Dubai: The teams of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be face to face in the IPL 2020. While ‘Kohli and Company’ started with a win in their tournament, Kings XI Punjab had to face defeat in their opening match against Delhi in the Super Over.
In the opening match against Delhi Capitals (DC), the square leg umpire mistakenly called the run of Kings XI Punjab’s Chris Jordan a ‘short run’ in the third ball of the 19th over, a decision that the team had to suffer by losing. The Punjab team has filed an appeal against the match referee for this decision. In such a situation, the team of Kings XI Punjab will forget the controversial decision of ‘short run’ in this match and will be looking to register a winning performance. At the same time, the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore started their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad with a win of 10 runs and the team will try their best to retain this win.
Devdutt Padikkal of Bangalore started his IPL career by playing a half-century in the first match. In this match, everyone will be watching them in this match, while AB de Villiers will also like to continue the same rhythm after scoring a significant half-century. Both Kohli and Aaron Finch are in good form and they will be desperate to spend more time at the crease. Yuzvendra Chahal will be important for RCB bowling as usual. In the first match too, he played an important role in the victory with three wickets. This time the team will also have expectations from South African allrounder Chris Maurice. At the same time, Mohammad Siraj can be fielded in place of Umesh Yadav in the team.
Talking about the Kings XI Punjab team, Manik Aggarwal is in good form and hence the fans are expecting a great innings from him in this match. Rahul, Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Puran are also expected to perform well as they all have the ability to snatch the match from the opposition team. At the same time, big hitter Chris Gayle may return and batting all rounder Jimmy Neesham can also be given a chance.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devadatta Padikkal, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Mann, Shivam Dubey, Chris Maurice, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Jampa, Isuru Udana, Moin Ali, Josh Phillip, Pawan Negi, Pawan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Kings xi punjab: Lokesh Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujib ur Rehman, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Nicholas Pannan (wicketkeeper), Ishan Porel, Arshadip Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gautam, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalakande, Ravi Bishnoi, Simran Singh (wicketkeeper), Jagdish Suchit, Tajinder Singh, Hardas Villzone.