39th Match of IPL 2020 Between KKR and RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

39th Match:

The match between KKR and RCB is the thirty-ninth meeting of the IPL 2020, which is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 21st 2020.

KKR vs RCB History:

IPL 2020

The teams competed against each other 26 times, till date. Out of them, KKR won 14 times but lost 11 times.

The teams competed 10 times at the home ground of KKR. The home team won 6 times and lost 4 times.

The teams faced each other 11 times at the home ground of RCB. The host won 4 times. On the other hand, visitors won 7 times.

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The teams met 5 times at the neutral venue. KKR won twice, whereas RCB won thrice.

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 KKR will win the match, the team may either stay on the same position or may come on the 3rd position with 12 points in total. The team may have a chance to come on the 2nd position as well, depending upon NRR. In case of defeat, the team will stay in the same position with 10 points.

If RCB will win the match, the team may come either on the 2nd position or may become table topper with 14 points in total. But if the team will lose the match, the team may either stay on the same position or may come on the 4th position, depending upon NRR.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi 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 30 – 31 Celsius. The wind would be between 13 to 16 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would decrease and the temperature would be pretty steady as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first 12 times in 20 matches. The selection behaves neutral with the teams, as the team won 6 times, though one of them was tied, but the team, with batting first, managed to win by boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied), and lost 6 times, as well. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 8 times out of 20 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won thrice, and lost 5 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 9 times and lost 11 times.

The first batting team won the matches 11 times including two ties, in one game the first batting team won by boundary counts (as the super over was also tied) and the other one was decided by super over. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 9 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 206 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 205 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 84 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 206 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 27.01 and 23.89 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams prefer to bat first after winning the toss 8 times out of 13 matches, and it didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won thrice and lost 5 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times out of 13 matches. This selection also didn’t favor the teams, as well, and the teams won just once, while lost 4 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 4 times and lost 9 times.

The first batting team won the matches 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 6 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 162 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 125, and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 136 runs, whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 29.97 and 28.06 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:

KKR got plenty of chances (9) to play the match at the venue, in which the team won 5 times including one super over victory in tied game, and lost 4 times including one boundary count defeat in tied super over in the tied game. RCB had just 2 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won and lost once.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team may face a forced change of injured A. Russell, and may include either T. Banton to strong the batting line-up or S. Narine in place of him.

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

The team may give place to S. Dube in place of G. Singh or may continue with G. Singh.

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