Royal Challengers Bangalore started their IPL 2020 journey with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Their next challenge will be Punjab team who lost a nail biter against Delhi Capitals in their IPL opener. RCB’s top order looked in good form in the opening game except for their skipper Virat Kohli. Punjab’s bowling lineup is very strong with the likes of Muhammad Shami and Sheldon Cottrell and it will not be an easy run for King Kohli. Here are some of the players to look for in this game.
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul, the captain of the Punjab team was looking good in his short stay at the crease against DC in the IPL opener. He was shown the way to pavilion by a stunning delivery from Mohit Sharma. Rahul was in sublime form in last edition of IPL and that is the reason he earned the leadership role in Kings XI Punjab team. Priety Zinta’s side has yet to win the IPL title and if they are looking to grab the trophy then KL Rahul has to perform well.
Mayank Agarwal was very impressive in the opening thriller against DC. At one point he nearly pulled the game from the jaws of Delhi but despite his staggering batting show, KXIP lost the game in Super Over. KXIP was also criticized heavily that why they have not sent Mayank Agarwal in the super over. Agarwal scored 89 runs of only 60 balls and he will surely be looking to continue from where he left against RCB.
Though Shami came to bowl after 6 months break due to coronavirus pandemic but he didn’t look rusty at all. He bowled a brilliant spell with utmost accuracy. He grabbed 3 wickets in their opening game by giving away only 15 runs. Shami will be one of key players for Punjab side when they will take on RCB today.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kohli is undoubtedly the biggest star of the cricketing world at the moment but his team i.e. RCB has not won IPL title yet. This time Kohli is confident enough that his team will lift the trophy on 10th November. Kohli has not a good run in the RCB’s opening game as he only scored 14 runs. But his team has got a good start and it will ease a bit pressure on him. He will definitely be looking to smash some ball out of the park today so that he can some back in the zone where he belongs.
Chahal had a very vital role in RCB’s 10 runs victory over SRH. Sunrisers Hyderabad was sailing smoothly until the Chahal storm came and changed the whole game in one over. Kohli has a great confidence in him and he will be hoping for the same performance from Chahal against KXIP.
Young Padikkal impressed everyone with his impressive batting display on IPL debut. He scored 56 runs and gave a flying start to RCB along with Aaron Finch. This young batsman will be looking to repeat the same performance when RCB will face KXIP in Dubai.
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