The Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020 on 12th October (Monday). The match will be contested at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 10th October (Sunday) beginning from 7:30 PM IST.
The much-anticipated fixture will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
RCB outclassed CSK in their previous encounter whereas KKR executed a stunning turnaround and won a thriller against KXIP.
Head To Head RCB
Matches Played: 24
KKR Won: 14
RCB Won: 10
The players of both sides will have to adapt to the heat of the desert at Sharjah as the temperatures in the evening will be fluttering around 30 degrees Celcius.
The Sharjah pitch is once again expected to be full of runs with a lot of fireworks in store for the viewers.
Average First Innings Score
180-200 in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
Star KKR all-rounder Andre Russell is doubtful to start after he hurt his knee while saving a boundary in the last match.
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Fantasy Tips-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell/ Chris Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk/c), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Top Fantasy Picks
Virat Kohli: The RCB skipper was superb in the last match as he single-handedly won the match for his side. He remained unbeaten on 90 and all eyes will be again on him when he faces KKR.
Ab de Villiers: Short boundaries at Sharjah so Ab de Villiers becomes an automatic choice in your fantasy side. He may have missed out in the last match but apart from that, he has looked in superb touch.
Chris Morris: The all-rounder impressed everyone in his debut match for RCB. During the death overs, he executed yorkers at will and looked in prime bowling form. With the match at Sharjah, Morris will also be required to swing his willow down the order.
Shubman Gill: The talented Shubman Gill has so far looked extremely solid in IPL 2020. In the previous encounter, he scored a gritty 50 on a difficult track and took his side to a competitive total which eventually proved to be match-winning.
Dinesh Karthik: The KKR skipper was the man of the match in the last match against KXIP for his outstanding half-century. Pick Karthik in your side as he not only scores runs but also picks catches behind the stumps which earn a lot of points.
Eoin Morgan: The destructive Eoin Morgan will be eyeing a big score when he bats against RCB.
Pat Cummins: KKR needs Cummins to fire in the big clash against RCB. The Aussie has been deadly with the ball in hand and again be KKR’s main weapon against the star-studded batting line-up of RCB.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain: Eoin Morgan
Fantasy 11 team
Wicket-Keeper – AB De Villiers, Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen –Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine.