Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have had highly contrasting IPL 2020 campaigns so far. For Kings XI Punjab, another IPL edition is spiralling down rapidly, having suffered six losses from seven games and could be one more away from facing elimination officially. They will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who steamrolled Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah and are stamping their authority rapidly.
Quite a few things have gone collectively well for Kings XI Punjab in the current IPL edition. KL Rahul might have the Orange Cap and is the highest run-getter in the season by a mile thus far; however, has not been able to pace his innings according to the requirement. It was evident in the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders when he took 58 balls to score 74 runs and failed to accelerate at a crucial stage, thereby resulting in a two-run defeat after a 115-run opening stand. Nevertheless, their bowling attack is shaping well and would be keen to bury the ghosts of Sharjah against RCB.
In contrast, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been acing all their departments in the last couple of games. Their top four have frequently got the runs, mainly the duo of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers hitting their peak form is more than a positive thing for them. The addition of Chris Morris along with the spin duo of Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal seemed to have solved the bowling woes that haunted them in the last few seasons. Clinching two more points will catapult them to the top of the table.
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab: Match prediction:
Royal Challengers Bangalore have all their bases covered to avenge the defeat they suffered to KXIP earlier in IPL 2020. Virat Kohli’s men will have in mind KL Rahul’s whirlwind knock in Dubai following the KXIP bowlers decimating them to record a comprehensive victory. Hence, RCB would be eager to upstage them to keep up their momentum and look firm favourites to do that.