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KXIP vs RCB, IPL 2020: RCB win toss, who will win tonight?

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: Things look stable for Virat Kohli & co. who would look to make it two wins in a trot tonight.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 24, 2020 10:35:29 pm
kings xi, punjab kxipIPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: Kings XI will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their second match. (Source: KXIP)

After a heart-breaking end to their opening encounter against Delhi Capitals, KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab will look put that aside and start afresh against confident Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. While Punjab suffered a loss in their previous encounter after the contest was pushed into the Super Overs, RCB secured a comfortable win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. (FOLLOW THE MATCH LIVE)

Key players to watch out in tonight’s clash will be KXIP batsman Mayank Agarwal, who was in imperious form in their previous encounter. Ravi Bishnoi would be another youngster to look out for. After a successful campaign in the U-19 World Cups held earlier this year, the spinner made his IPL debut on an impressing note. Meanwhile, things look stable for Virat Kohli & co. who would look to make it two wins in a trot tonight.

RCB full squad | KXIP full squad

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KXIP vs RCB Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020:

19:14 (IST)24 Sep 2020
KXIP (Playing XI):

Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi

19:14 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB (Playing XI):

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe(w), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal

19:13 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Toss Update:

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to field. Jimmy Neesham has been presented his Kings XI Punjab cap.

18:32 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Keep Chahal in your team?

The Royal Challengers' use of Yuzvendra Chahal could revolve around where Glenn Maxwell bats. In all T20 cricket, Chahal has dismissed Maxwell five times in eight innings, while conceding 80 runs off 52 balls. Kings XI is Yuzvendra Chahal's favourite opponent in the IPL when it comes to wicket-taking.

18:20 (IST)24 Sep 2020
KXIP have plans for Kohli & Co

"RCB has a very strong batting lineup with Virat (Kohli), AB (de Villiers) and Aaron Finch, (all) very experienced as well. Young (Devdutt) Padikkal batted really well for them in the last game. But we have our plans," Kumble said in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of Kings XI.

18:13 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Who has the best strike rate?

Since IPL 2016 (Against KXIP):-

•Virat Kohli - 167.0 SR
•Ab de Villiers - 180.50 SR

17:51 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore

Probable XI: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal.

17:51 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Kings XI Punjab

Probable XI: KL Rahul (C, wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran/Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan/Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.

16:33 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Shocking news: Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

Former Australia cricketer, commentator Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai. Jones was part of the Star Sports commentary team and was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai. [Read more]

15:08 (IST)24 Sep 2020
'Coach ki soch'

KXIP coach Anil Kumble on the clash against RCB

14:55 (IST)24 Sep 2020
KXIP pin hope on their overseas players

It will be really interesting to see which of the best four KXIP regularly pick among eight high-quality overseas recruits in Gayle, Pooran, Maxwell, Neesham, Cottrell, Viljoen, Jordan and Zadran. [Read More]

14:51 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Where Virat Kohli's RCB can falter

Finding the perfect permutation —- a familiar narrative thread in their litany of woes. There is as usual a disproportionate distribution of talent. There are arguably three players who are at their best when opening the innings —- Finch, Padikkal and Parthiv Patel. Yet, their best opener after Chris Gayle’s exit has been Virat Kohli. [Read in details]

14:25 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB's strength with the bat
13:26 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Aaron Finch on dew factor

The first week of the IPL has already shown that dew will play a major role in the tournament and it will only gain more significance as the pitches get slower, said Australian limited-overs skipper and RCB opener Aaron Finch on Wednesday. 

The teams are expectedly preferring to chase after winning the toss with pitch getting easier in the second half and a wet ball making life tougher for the bowlers.

“The dew will play a big part in the tournament. The last three games, the game at Sharjah (yesterday) and our game here, there was more dew than expected,” said Finch, who is playing in the IPL after two seasons, having missed last year’s edition to prepare for the ODI World Cup. [Read More]

12:52 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Explained: Why third umpire couldn’t overturn ‘short run’ decision against KXIP’s Chris Jordan

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) had its first brush with controversy in only its second match after a contentious umpiring call made by Nitin Menon denied Kings XI Punjab a crucial run, and probably a win, during their helter-skelter chase against Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Sunday evening.

In the third ball of the penultimate over during Kings XI Punjab’s chase, square-leg umpire Menon called Chris Jordan for a ‘short run’. Television replays, however, suggested that Jordan’s bat was well inside the crease at the time of completing his first run. [Click to know why]

12:12 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Chris Morris unlikely to feature against KXIP

South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris is unlikely to be available for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s match against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday after suffering a side strain, the team’s Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson said. “Chris Morris unfortunately picked up a slight side strain a few days ago, he would have played a huge role through the middle and death overs, his batting would have had a huge impact as well,” Hesson said in a video posted by on RCB’s Twitter handle.

12:05 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Don’t judge Pat Cummins just after one game: Dinesh Karthik

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik finds it extremely “unfair” that his premier pacer Pat Cummins is being criticised after just one bad performance, that too when he played straight after completing his quarantine. All eyes were on Cummins, this edition’s highest paid overseas recruit and he was taken apart by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma as he went for 49 runs in 3 overs during KKR’s 49-run IPL defeat on Wednesday. [Read More]

11:56 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Probable Playing XIs of both sides

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mohammed Shami, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, K Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel (wk), Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali 

11:39 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Full squads of both KXIP & RCB

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (C), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Isuru Udana, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahamad, Adam Zampa

10:59 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Can RCB shed their underachievers’ tag?

Royal Challengers Bangalore have upgraded their bowling attack, which looks well rounded, and have class and power at the top of the batting order. Can they break the IPL jinx? It is the million dollar question every year in this multi-million dollar league. 

Difficult, unless they find the perfect combination or Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers are in unstoppable form. [Read More] 

(Image source: IPL/File Photo) 

Captain of RCB Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ab De Villers celebrate the win against Sun Risers Hyderabad. (Source: BCCI)