The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 31st match on 14th October when Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Tied with DC and MI at the top of the table with 10 points, Royal Challengers Bangalore are scooping up vital wins. They defeated KKR on Monday by a whopping 82 runs. Aaron Finch opened up with a 37-ball-47, which was complemented by none other than AB De Villers and his heroic unbeaten 73-off-33. Their bowling squad were also superb in defending, with both Morris and Washington picking two scalps each, while Chahal assisted with a striking 3.00 economy rate.
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.
Kings XI Punjab
The current IPL season is looking gloomy for Kings XI Punjab, as they have won just a single match, which was in fact against RCB. KXIP were narrowly beaten by KKR last Saturday, despite a superb 58-ball-74 from the skipper KL Rahul and a 56-off-39 from Mayank Agarwal in the chase. Appreciable bowling figures were seen from Shami, Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.
Full squad: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ravi Bishnoi, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel.
Waging odds: Royal Challengers Bangalore (1.61) vs Kings XI Punjab (2.25)
Royal Challengers Bangalore are priced at 1.61 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹161 if they come out as winners.
Kings XI Punjab are the underdogs and are priced at 2.25 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹225.
KXIp’s only win in IPL 2020 till now remains against RCB, where they completely dominated with a 97 run victory. Although both teams have had completely different fates since then, its no doubt that the Rahul-led Punjab squad will do their absolute best to fight back tomorrow.
Kings XI Punjab are likely to win the match.