The 31st match between KXIP and RCB will take place in Sharjah and the match will begin at 7:00 pm (pst) today. KXIP will look to win this game to save themselves from elimination while RCB will try to win this game and strengthen their place as 3rd. Kohli led side have won the last 5 matches while Rahul led side have lost all their games in their tournament except against RCB which will surely give them a bit of confidence.
The last time Punjab defeated RCB, they were a team with no confidence but this time they are a team with loads of confidence, and mostly they are on an up. Another thing to look forward to K.L Rahul’s side is the return of Chris Gayle from an injury and it looks like he will play his first game of the tournament against his former side and give his current side a glimmer of hope by showing his magic.
IPL 2020:KXIP vs RCB Match 31 Pre Match Analysis
Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (wk), 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.
RCB Probable playing 11:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
KL 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, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh.
KXIP Probable Playing 11
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Glenn Maxwell/James Neesham, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin/K Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
The minimum temperature will be 28 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature will be 38-degrees celsius.
Pitch will be rather slow and the bowlers will enjoy movement and spin but on the other hand, the boundaries are small which will give advantage to players like Gayle to bust their way through.