IPL 2020: Check RCB vs KXIP playing 11 predictions and head to head here

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli react after RCB vs KKR match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on the 12th October 2020. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to gain two crucial points, when Virat Kohli-led side takes on laggards Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Sharjah cricket ground on Thursday. KXIP, on the other hand, would take inspiration from a win over RCB previously in IPL 2020. Punjab has failed to lift themselves in the crunch situations and managed to win only one game (against RCB) in Indian Premier League so far. Talking of the playing 11s of both the teams, RCB may bring any changes while Chris Gayle is likely to replace Maxwell in KXIP line up for today's match.


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RCB vs KXIP playing 11 prediction 

KXIP’s best overseas buy, Glenn Maxwell, has failed to make any impression in the season so far as a finisher. And in all likelihood he will be replaced by Chris Gayle in KXIP playing 11. KXIP will also look to beef up its spin department, given the pitches in UAE started to get slow and assist spinners.

KXIP tentative playing 11: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C), Simran Singh (W), Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh

 Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore is coming into the match with a win over Kolkata Knight Riders as it easily defended 194 and won the match by 82 runs at the same venue. Virat Kohli and company would also take note that hitting sixes at Sharjah is not easy as it would have been in first half of IPL 2020. 

RCB tentative playing 11: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (W), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

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RCB vs KXIP head to head 

  • Overall
  • Total matches: 25
  • RCB won: 12
  • KXIP won: 13

RCB vs KXIP head to head since 2018 (including one match in IPL 2020)

  • Matches: 5
  • RCB won: 4
  • KXIP won: 1

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Sharjah pitch conditions


Sharjah has been a six hitting venue in IPL 2020 till RCB vs KKR match. It was observed that it is not easy to hit the ball on front foot as bowlers started using cutter and other types of slow deliveries.


Here are the squad of both the teams:

Full list of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL 2020 players along with their salaries:

Player Team Retained/bought Price (Rs cr)
Virat Kohli RCB Retained 17.00
A B de Villiers RCB Retained 11.00
Chris Morris RCB Bought 10.00
Yuzvendra Chahal RCB Retained 6.00
Shivam Dube RCB Retained 5.00
Aaron Finch RCB Bought 4.40
Umesh Yadav RCB Retained 4.20
Kane Richardson RCB Bought 4.00
Washington Sundar RCB Retained 3.20
Navdeep Saini RCB Retained 3.00
Mohammed Siraj RCB Retained 2.60
Dale Steyn RCB Bought 2.00
Moeen Ali RCB Retained 1.70
Parthiv Patel RCB Retained 1.70
Pawan Negi RCB Retained 1.00
Gurkeerat Mann Singh RCB Retained 0.50
Isuru Udana RCB Bought 0.50
Devdutt Padikkal RCB Retained 0.20
Joshua Philippe RCB Bought 0.20
Pavan Deshpande (uncapped) RCB Bought 0.20
Shahbaz Ahmad (uncapped) RCB Bought 0.20

Here is KXIP’s full squad for IPL 2020:

Player Team Retained/bought/traded in Price (Rs cr)
K L Rahul KXIP Retained 11.00
Glenn Maxwell KXIP Bought 10.75
Sheldon Cottrell KXIP Bought 8.50
Krishnappa Gowtham KXIP Traded in 6.20
Karun Nair KXIP Retained 5.60
Mohammed Shami KXIP Retained 4.80
Nicholas Pooran KXIP Retained 4.20
Mujeeb Ur Rahman KXIP Retained 4.00
Chris Jordan KXIP Bought 3.00
Chris Gayle KXIP Retained 2.00
Ravi Bishnoi (uncapped) KXIP Bought 2.00
Mandeep Singh KXIP Retained 1.40
Mayank Agarwal KXIP Retained 1.00
Hardus Viljoen KXIP Retained 0.75
Prabhsimran Singh (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.55
Deepak Hooda (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.50
James Neesham KXIP Bought 0.50
Darshan Nalkande KXIP Retained 0.30
Sarfaraz Khan KXIP Retained 0.25
Arshdeep Singh KXIP Retained 0.20
Harpreet Brar KXIP Retained 0.20
Ishan Porel (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20
Jagadeesha Suchith KXIP Traded in 0.20
Murugan Ashwin KXIP Retained 0.20
Tajinder Dhillon (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20

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