31st Match of IPL 2020 Between RCB and KXIP

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab

31st Match:

IPL 2020’s thirty first encounter between RCB and KXIP is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on October 15th 2020.

RCB vs KXIP History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 25 meetings, till date. Out of them, RCB won 12 times. KXIP won 13 matches.

The teams completed 11 meetings at the home ground of RCB. The host won 6 times. Visitors won 5 times.

The teams met each other 7 times at the home ground of KXIP. The host won thrice. On the other hand, visitors also won 4 times.

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The teams competed against each other at the neutral venue in 7 matches. RCB got victory twice and 5 victories for KXIP.

Victory brings points:

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

 

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If the match result will go in favor of RCB, then the team will go on the second position in the point table with 12 points. Though, the team could reach at the top of the table, but the team needs to win the game with extremely high margin. In case of defeat, the team will stay as it is now.

The match result will not help the KXIP to improve position, but victory will help the team to have 4 points. No improvement in points, as well, in case of defeat for the team.

Venue Weather:

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 28 – 32 Celsius. The wind would be between 9 – 19 km/h throughout the match. The wind speed and 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. 

Over all, 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 12 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won thrice and lost 5 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first just 4 times, and the team won the match twice and lost twice, too. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won 5 times and lost 7 times.

The first batting team won 7 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 112 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 36.10 and 25.87 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 6 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams and the teams won once and lost thrice. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first, won twice, and the teams are undefeated after choosing bat first, till now. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won thrice and lost thrice, too.

The first batting team won 5 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 112 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 44.75 and 23.04 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

RCB had three opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won twice and lost once. KXIP 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, S. Dube, W. Sundar, C. Morris, I. Udana, N. Saini, M. Siraj, Y. Chahal

Kings XI Punjab:

The team would like to go with the minor changes, as if C. Gayle would be available to play, so M. ur Rahman may sit out of eleven. Moreover, on the batting track, the team may go for more bowling options.

Kings XI Punjab Eleven: C. Gayle, M. Agarwal, KL. Rahul, N. Pooran, G. Maxwell, K. Gowtham / M. Singh, C. Jordan, M. Shami, R. Bishnoi, A. Singh, D. Nalkande  / M. Ashwin / I. Porel