The Kolkata Knight Riders lead the head-to-head race against Royal Challengers Bangalore by a 14-10 margin.
The 28th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
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 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are two teams who have been going well in this edition of the IPL. Thus far, both these teams won four games each out of six and are only differentiated by the NRR. In their last game against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), KKR pulled off a magnificent victory. They managed to pull off a win from the jaws of a defeat and hopped over the line by just a margin of two runs.
On the other hand, the Royal Challengers also bounced back hard with a big win against CSK after an embarrassing loss to the Delhi Capitals (DC). With Chris Morris back in the last, they look to be a much better-balanced side and will be equally confident as the Knights. Thus, this game between these two sides should be a cliff-hanger and both will compete hard for those two points as they look to inch closer to the playoffs.
RCB vs KKR Weather Report for Match 28:
The temperature will be around 32-33 degrees Celsius in Sharjah on Monday evening. There will be strong winds across the ground.
For the first time in the last game, scores well below 200 were scored in both the innings. As the tournament is progressing, the pitches seem to be getting slower.
Average first innings score:
212 (Thus far in the tournament at this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Andre Russell injured himself while taking a catch in the last game. Although it didn’t seem serious, he is doubtful for this match.
RCB vs KKR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Pavan Deshpande, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Shivam Mavi.
RCB vs KKR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Virat Kohli started off the tournament slowly but picked up pace in the last few games. He’s already amongst the leading run-scorers in the tournament with 223 runs at an average of 56. Moreover, he scored an unbeaten 90 in the last game.
Shubman Gill mustered 220 runs in 6 matches while averaging 44. He has got two fifties thus far.
In his first game, Chris Morris returned with figures of 3/19 and can contribute with the bat as well.
Dinesh Karthik found his touch back in the last game and raced his way to 58 off 29 balls.
Yuzvendra Chahal has regularly been amongst the wickets and has got 9 of them from 6 games thus far.
Eoin Morgan has been in decent touch in the tournament. The England limited-overs skipper has engineered his way to 167 runs from 6 games at an average of 42.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Chris Morris
Vice-Captain Options – Shubman Gill, Aaron Finch
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – AB de Villiers, Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shubman Gill (vc), Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch (vc), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders – Chris Morris (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine
Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Mavi
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are good choices as the multipliers of your Fantasy teams. Hence, you can try them out for the Grand League competitions.
Today’s RCB vs KKR Probable Winners:
Kolkata Knight Riders are predicted to win this match.