Kings Eleven Punjab (KXIP) will battle for survival in the IPL 2020 when KL Rahul and his team take to the green turf at the batting heaven Sharjah to square up against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a few hours from now.
With just a solitary win in their kitty in the first seven games, KXIP seek a desperate win against Kohli-led brigade to keep alive their hopes in season 13 of making it to the play-offs. Punjab need just more than Mayank-Rahul individual’s brilliance to pull off a desperate win against an upbeat RCB, who are comfortably placed at the third spot to end up in the top four.
Virat Kohli’s ‘Red and Black Brigade’ are one of the front-runners to make it to the play-offs courtesy their good spree of wins in the first half of the tournament. With 10 points already in their bank, a win against Punjab will consolidate their position in the top half of the points table and enhance their chance to end up among the top four.
Punjab might pick Windies explosive opener Chris Gayle in place of Glen Maxwell in the playing XI against RCB after the Australian has failed miserably with the bat in the tournament so far. The Rahul-led team will also want their bowling unit to fire on all cylinders against an in-form and rock-solid RCB batting lineup.
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For the record, it is pretty even stevens between the two franchises in the IPL with KXIP holding a 13-12 win record over the Bangalore-based franchise.
Kings XI Punjab registered a comprehensive 97-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore with skipper KL notching up a blazing unbeaten century (132 off 69 balls)
Here’s all you need to know about the live telecast and online streaming of IPL 2020 game between RCB vs KXIP
When will the IPL 2020 match between RCB and KXIP be played?
The IPL 2020 between RCB and KXIP will be played on Thursday evening (15 Oct)
What time does the IPL 2020 match between RCB vs KXIP match begin?
The IPL 2020 match between RCB and KXIP will commence at 7.30 pm IST (6 pm UAE time).
Which venue is hosting the IPL 2020 match between RCB and KXIP ?
The IPL 2020 game between RCB and KXIP will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
Where can one watch the live telecast of the IPL 2020 RCB vs KXIP match?
The IPL 2020 match between RCB vs KXIP will be telecasted live on Star Sports India channels. The match can be watched live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD and Star Sports HD 3
Where can one watch the online streaming of the IPL 2020 RCB vs KXIP match?
The online streaming of the RCB vs KXIP game will be available on Disney+Hotstar.
Here are the full squads for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers (wicket-keeper), Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (Captain), Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh