Who will win IPL toss and match today? | The 31st Match of Dream11 IPL T20 2020 is scheduled to play between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab on Thursday, 15th October 2020 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
RCB VS KXIP MATCH ANALYSIS & PREDICTION
Royal Challengers Bangalore is overall a strong team as compared to the Kings XI Punjab at least on papers. According to our IPL T20 Prediction, Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favorite team that will win this match. There are many factors that make Royal Challengers Bangalore a favorite team to win this match.
A five-day break is a luxury to have in a tournament as fast-paced as the Indian Premier League. Well, Kings XI Punjab would have thoroughly enjoyed their luxurious break of five days, but have an uphill climb ahead of them. The Kings from Punjab are almost in a do-or-die situation and will need to register a win in their upcoming contest unless they want to become the first team to be eliminated from the reckoning for the playoffs.
Their next assignment isn’t easy, considering that they’d be up against a team that appears to be in a rampaging mood at the moment. Royal Challengers Bangalore, quite unlike them, are sitting comfortably in the top half of the points table and will rise to the top spot if they manage to win this, provided a couple of other results go their way. This is a high stakes encounter for both sides, more so for Kings XI Punjab, and a cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards. The fact that this match is to be played at the highest-scoring venue of the tournament – Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah adds to the excitement of this match, which is to be played on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
TEAM PREVIEWS 15th October 2020 IPL Match
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore hadn’t been in such a good position since 2014 where they are right now. They ended on the bottom of the points table in almost the last three editions but the situation is different now. They had played a total of seven matches with five wins to their name. They had lost just two matches and are tied at the third position on the points table with Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.
They are coming to this match on the back of a massive win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their most recent match with a handsome margin of 82 runs. They won the toss and decided to bat first. The way how the batting order of RCB performed in that match was just superb. They scored 194 runs in their inning of 20 overs. The performance of their top batting order was outstanding and almost all batsmen from their side put some runs on the board. (Who will win IPL toss and match today)
AB de Villiers was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who remained not out after scoring 73(33) runs with the help of five boundaries and six huge sixes. Aaron Finch also had a good performance with the bat. He scored 47(37) and smashed four boundaries and one six. The skipper, Virat Kohli also performed well with the bat. He remained not out after scoring 33 runs. Devdutt Padikkal put 32(23) runs and smashed four boundaries and one six.
Like the batting, the bowling unit of RCB also gave their best performance in the previous match against KKR. Not only they defended the target of 195 runs, but they also restricted the strong batting order of Kolkata Knight Riders which have batsmen like Tom Banton, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, and Dinesh Karthik under the total of 120 runs. They used six bowlers in that match and almost all bowlers from their side performed well in that match.
Chris Morris, who was playing his second match of this season of IPL T20, had a superb performance with the ball. He picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out and leaked just 17 runs. Washington Sundar was the other bowler from the RCB side who picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out while he was charged for 20 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal also had an outstanding performance and picked one wicket in his four overs bowled out against just 12 runs.
Navdeep Saini picked one wicket in three overs while he leaked 17 runs. Mohammed Siraj also picked one wicket in his four overs bowled out while he was charged for 24 runs. We can say that Isuru Udana was the most expensive bowler from their side who leaked 19 runs in his two overs and picked one wicket.
Kings XI Punjab
If Kings XI Punjab had a choice to pick a side that they want to be up against being in the situation they’re in, there are high chances that they’d have zeroed-in on Royal Challengers Bangalore. In fact, the only win that KXIP have got so far has come over RCB, albeit at a different venue.
In that match, it was KL Rahul that went berserk against the Challengers’ bowlers, although with luck favoring him. While KL Rahul has scored runs in heaps after that as well, he hasn’t scored runs at the pace he’d have liked to. In fact, he has only dragged the team back with his under-par strike-rate on a few occasions. With the kind of middle-order that the Kings have, playing fearlessly at the top would be a key in the upcoming match.
A five-day-long break would have given the management of KXIP a lot of time to ponder upon the gaps that they need to plug going forward in the tournament. We expect them to bring Chris Gayle into the playing eleven and his presence could be of colossal advantage on a ground with short boundaries. With the likes of Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, and Nicholas Pooran already doing well, Kings XI Punjab will have a terrific batting lineup if Chris Gayle does play in the upcoming match. (Who will win IPL toss and match today)
It has also been baffling to see KXIP take some unwarranted decisions. With 21 needed off 16 against KKR, they sent in Simrat Singh to finish the job with Glenn Maxwell available as well. That move eventually backfired as Simran consumed three dot balls, putting an extra bit of pressure on KL Rahul – the set batsman at that time. Kings XI Punjab lost that match by two runs, the match that should never have entered the 20th over of the second innings.
Kings XI Punjab’s bowlers did well against Kolkata Knight Riders and looked hungry from the very first over. The addition of young Arshdeep Singh seems to be working to perfection for them. Arshdeep, bowling in tandem with Shami, was brilliant against KKR as the pair didn’t give too many runs away in the first few overs. Ravi Bishnoi, as well, has bowled in a terrific manner in the last few matches and could be the bowler to watch out for in the upcoming match. Jordan and Mujeeb, however, conceded 81 runs off their 8 overs combined and one of those could sit out in the upcoming contest.
While the kind of defeat that Kings XI Punjab face can deflate even the best teams in the business, a long break is likely to have immensely helped them. It has been a difficult tournament so far for the Kings XI Punjab and they seem to be just losing the plot. They need a miraculous comeback to qualify for the playoffs from here. It has been done in the past by other teams in the past is certainly a possibility this time as well. Besides, Kings XI Punjab have a terrific batting lineup, which could destroy even the best bowling attacks in the world. They’d need to show more intent and hunger at the top and if they are successful in doing so, we might well see the resurgence of KXIP in the second half of the IPL 2020.
RCB VS KXIP Toss Prediction
The ground that appeared to be a batting paradise in the earlier part of the tournament, but hasn’t stayed so as the tournament has progressed. As seen in the last two matches here, batting has gotten increasingly difficult. Even though the short boundaries have helped, timing the ball has been exceptionally difficult.
With the sun shining brightly over the last few days and forecasted to be the same on the match day as well, the surface is likely to be dry and the assistance of spinners will be there. Though the average total batting first at this ground in the tournament so far has been around 200, the team batting first here should be happy with anything over 180 in the upcoming match.
RCB VS KXIP Dream11 Prediction
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Winning Chances of Today Match
Royal Challengers Bangalore have 54% chances to win this match
Kings XI Punjab has 46% chances to win this match
Royal Challengers Bangalore is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitter of the t20 format is the part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today match for Royal Challengers Bangalore have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.