KKR vs RCB Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 39
Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by a huge 82-run margin earlier this season.
Updated - Oct 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
The 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their upcoming game. While KKR won their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) through a Super Over, the RCB juggernaut stunned the Rajasthan Royals (RR) courtesy an AB de Villiers show. At this stage of the tournament, with five games each left, both these teams’ focus will be to barge into the top two.
Moreover, with a victory in this game, they would also like to differentiate themselves further from the last four teams on the points table. A win in this match will take RCB to the second spot on the points table ahead of the Mumbai Indians (MI). KKR, on the other hand, can possibly displace RCB if they win by a big margin.
KKR vs RCB Weather Report for Match 39:
With the humidity levels in the last 50s and the temperature in the early 30s, the conditions are conducive for a game of cricket. There will also be strong winds blowing across the ground.
The pitches have been getting slower as the tournament has progressed forward. Thus, batting has got more difficult. Having a good pace arsenal will be important while the spinners have also got some purchase at this venue.
Average first innings score:
164 (Thus far at this venue in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 7, Lost – 5, Tied – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
KKR vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell/Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.
Andre Russell/Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Dube.
KKR vs RCB Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Virat Kohli scored 347 runs in 9 matches this season at an average of 58 and a strike rate of 128.
AB de Villiers played a fantastic knock in the last match where he scored 55 off only 22 balls. He accrued 285 runs thus far in the tournament.
Chris Morris picked up 9 wickets in just four games this season. He also scored 25 runs in the only game where he batted.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker for RCB this season with 13 wickets in 9 games.
Lockie Ferguson was brilliant in the last game with three wickets. Moreover, he accounted for two scalps in the Super Over and won the game for his team.
Varun Chakravarthy has done a decent job with the ball thus far. He picked up 7 wickets in 8 games and has an economy rate just over 7.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – AB de Villiers, Chris Morris
Vice-Captain Options – Shubman Gill, Andre Russell
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – AB de Villiers (c)
Batters – Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill (vc), Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Chris Morris
Bowlers – Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – AB de Villiers
Batters – Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (vc), Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Chris Morris (c)
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Isuru Udana, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson
Andre Russell hasn’t been in great touch with the bat this season. But he has been putting his best foot forward and might deliver in this game. Thus, he is picked as the multiplier of the Mega League team.
Today’s KKR vs RCB Probable Winners:
Kolkata Knight Riders are predicted to win this match.