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
would look to gain two crucial points, when Virat Kohli-led side takes on laggards
(KXIP) at Sharjah cricket ground on Thursday. KXIP, on the other hand, would take
Punjab has failed to lift themselves in the crunch situations and managed to win only one game (against RCB) in
so far. Talking of the playing 11s of both the teams, RCB may bring any changes while
is likely to replace Maxwell in KXIP line up for today's match.
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.
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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.
RCB vs KXIP head to head