RCB, on the other hand, started with a win but there were a lot of question marks which surfaced. First was in its bowling. Should the ageing Dale Steyn play or can he be replaced by a much younger pacer like Ishan Porel? Chris Morris would have been the right choice but he is likely to miss the match due to side strain.
Umesh Yadav was expensive and might not get the swing that makes him so effective in the powerplay. RCB might have to change the tack and someone else to out without. Maybe Washington Sundar.
Yuzvendra Chahal, meanwhile, became the Virat Kohli’s archangel. He bagged crucial three wickets including one of Johnny Bairstow, to help the team win. Navdeep Saini also had a great night against Sunrisers Hyderabad chipping two wickets and conceding just 24 runs.
But if there was someone who will remember the night the most, it was the 20-year-old Kerala-born Devdutt Padikkal. His impressive fifty and AB de Villiers blitzkrieg of 51 helped RCB post a decent defending total. Kohli and Aaron Finch, however, looked a bit rusty but maybe the problem will get resolved as the tournament progresses.
KXIP vs RCB Betting Tips IPL 2020
Both the sides are still a work in progress but sport some big match-winners. Neither of them played to their potential in the opening games and showed some clear weaknesses. Toss will once again be important, as the dew factor continues to play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the matches. Pacers are having a great time in UAE, where many believed spin will be the deciding factor. Place your bet on RCB who have an overall bowling department with decent pace attack amalgamated with Yuzi’s spin.
KXIP vs RCB Predictions IPL 2020
RCB have an edge over KXIP in the match, courtesy of its in-form batting line up and good bowling attack. If RCB decide to bat first, Yuzi Chahal could play an important role leading the bowling department form front.
KXIP vs RCV DREAM 11 team prediction: Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Paddikal, AB de Villiers, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Washington Sundar
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair/Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Predicted XI: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn/Ishan Porel, Yuzvendra Chahal