The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 28th match on 12th October when Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
An unbeaten 90-off-52 from the RCB skipper Virat Kohli, plus the support from Padikkal and Dube helped them reach a score of 169 against CSK. Nonetheless, the RCB bowlers came to the rescue in defending as Chris Morris secured three scalps, while Washington Sundar picked two and economic figures from Saini that propelled RCB to clinch a 37-run victory.
Full Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe (wk), Pavan Deshpande.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill landed another fifty in their last win against KXIP, while the KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik finally showed his true colours with a blistering 29-ball-58, totalling a score of 164. However, the stupendous performance from the bowling squad, led by Prasidh Krishna and Sunil Narine, who picked three and two wickets respectively helped them edge out with a 2-run victory.
Full Squad: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik (wk), Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth.
Waging odds: Royal Challengers Bangalore (1.80) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (1.95)
Royal Challengers Bangalore are priced at 1.80 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹180 if they snatch a victory tomorrow.
Kolkata Knight Riders are the underdogs and are priced at 1.95 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹195.
With Kohli back in form, RCB can expect to land huge knocks with Padikkal and ABD. Nonetheless, their bowling action has been stupendous this season, with Chahal, Sundar and Saini’s consistent economic figures, now joined by Morris. Although KKR has been impressive in batting, their bowling squad must be on top of their game to defend against the destructive RCB batting order.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the match.