28th Match of IPL 2020 Between RCB and KKR

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

28th Match:

IPL 2020’s twenty-eighth encounter between RCB and KKR is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on October 11th, 2020.

RCB vs KKR History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 25 meetings, to date. Out of them, RCB won 10 times. KKR won 15 matches.

The teams completed 11 meetings at the home ground of RCB. The host won just 4 times. Visitors won 7 times.

The teams met each other 10 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won 6 times. On the other hand, visitors won 4 times.

The teams competed against each other at the neutral venue in 4 matches. RCB got victory twice and the same for KKR.

The victory brings points:

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In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

If the match result will go in favor of RCB, then the team will go on the third position in the point table with 10 points. Though the team could be at one of the top two positions after the match, the team needs to win the game with an extremely high margin. In case of defeat, the team will stay as it is now.

If the match result will go in favor of KKR, then the team will be at the third position. The team has a chance to come to any of the first two positions, but for that, the team needs to win with an extremely big margin. In case of defeat, the team will stay at the current position.

Venue Weather:

The weather forecast for Sharjah shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 31 – 35 Celsius. The wind would be between 12 – 14 km/h throughout the match. The temperature would be decreased as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 14 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 7 times, while lost 3 times with one tie. On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just once and lost twice. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won 8 times and lost 5 times.

The first batting team won the matches 9 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 4 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue in 2013. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 140 on the ground, again in 2013.

The first inning lowest total was 90 in 2013, and the highest total was 215 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 56 runs (completed innings) in 2013, whereas the highest was 182 runs in 2016.

The batting average of the first innings is 20.46 and 18.84 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 8 times in 11 matches. The teams won thrice and lost 5 times. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first just thrice, and the team won the match just once and lost twice. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won 4 times and lost 7 times.

The first batting team won 6 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 5 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 150 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 125, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 121 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.03 and 27.70 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 4 times in 5 matches. The teams won once and lost thrice. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first just once, and the team won the match. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won twice and lost thrice.

The first batting team won 4 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, also won once only.

The lowest successful defended total was 184 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 184, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 138 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 40.73 and 25.62 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other at the venue just once. The KKR won the match.

Teams’ History at Venue:

RCB had two opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won once and lost once, as well. KKR also got the same chances to play the matches at the venue, and the record matches, as well.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

The team would prefer to go with the winning eleven.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Eleven: A. Finch, D. Padikkal, V. Kohli, AB. de Villiers, G. Singh, S. Dube, W. Sundar, C. Morris, I. Udana, N. Saini, Y. Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team would like to go with the same eleven, but the team may face a forced change of A. Russell due to injury and T. Banton may fill the place.

Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, R. Tripathi, N. Rana, D. Karthik, E. Morgan, A. Russell / T. Banton, P. Cummins, S. Narine, S. Mavi / K. Nagarkoti, P. Krishna, V. Chakravarthy