IPL 2020: The match thirty-one of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is to be played between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
The battle is going to be thoroughly terrific as KXIP won the lastly played match that will be an overwhelming factor for them. As they have managed to win only two out of seven and going pathetic in the ongoing season, the form is expected to be continued against RCB who are staying on the third spot in the points table.
RCB, who won their last game against KKR, will be looking for another win to climb up on the second spot. Hence, The Sports Mag see RCB as winners against KL Rahul’s men.
IPL 2020: KXIP vs RCB, Match 31, Predicted playing XI and analysis
RCB: Predicted playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Muhammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
KXIP: Predicted playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Sheldon Cortell, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin
Match: 7:30 PM
Venue: Sharjah cricket stadium, Sharjah
Toss: 7:00 PM
Analysis: People are witnessing RCB as the newest side this season as each of them is doing well. Padikkal and Finch along with De Villiers at the top-order stable them highly as they rank third on the table. They can be mighty against KXIP with the bat and with the bowl as well as Kohli, himself in mid-overs can look for a chase. They have a couple of economical and wicket-taking bowlers who will be helpful in grabbing KXIP’s terrific batsman.
Undoubtedly, the Rahul-Agarwal duo is the deadliest one at the opening. Despite the fact that they are losing the games, the batting line-up that includes Pooran and Maxwell can help them stable with the bat. Their bowlers, Cortell, Murugan, and Shami can be the wicket-taking ones following their multiple defeats in past.