Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their seventh match of IPL 2020 at Sharjah Cricket Ground in Sharjah tonight.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a good tournament so far as they have registered four wins in the first six matches and are looking in good form. Their batsmen as well as bowlers are showing good consistency. Captain Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, and AB de Villiers are among the runs and the team will hope opener Aaron Finch too will fire tonight.
In bowling Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, and Isuru Udana are doing well and now the addition of Chris Morris has strengthened their death overs bowling too.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders too have had a good tournament with four wins from six matches so far. Most of their batsmen have played match-winning knocks and that’s a good thing that everyone is giving their best. Though all-rounder Andre Russell is doubtful for this match and in his absence the likes of Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, and Nitish Rana have to step up.
In bowling, Pat Cummins has bowled decently but he needs to strike with the new ball and youngsters like Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi too have been impressive so far. So both sides are in good touch and it should be a good contest on Sharjah’s small ground.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the 28th match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah :
Head to Head in IPL –
Matches – 24
Royal Challengers Bangalore won – 10
Kolkata Knight Riders won – 14
27.84 – AB de Villiers averages only 27.84 against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. He has scored 362 runs at this average with 2 fifties in 17 innings.
200 – Virat Kohli needs to hit 3 more sixes to become the fifth batsman to hit 200 or more sixes in IPL.
200 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs 2 more wickets to achieve the milestone of 200 wickets in T20 cricket.
227.46 – Andre Russell’s batting strike rate against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. He has 323 runs at an average of 53.83 and at a strike rate of 227.46 in 9 innings against them.
300 – Andre Russell needs 1 more wicket to become the tenth bowler to take 300 or more wickets in T20 cricket.
674 – Virat Kohli has scored 674 runs at an average of 37.44 in 21 innings with 1 hundred and 4 fifties against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.