IPL 2020 Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Here comes another cracker of a contest in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Kolkatat Knight Riders in the 28th game of the tournament in Sharjah. Unlike previous seasons, Virat Kohli & Co. isn’t lagging in the initial phase of the league. The unit has been ticking all the boxes and would continue the momentum tonight. KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has returned among runs. However, Sunil Narine’s action and Andre Russell’s knee injury remains KKR’ major concern. The Caribbean duo has been crucial with the ball in death overs and the situation could turn any way if two key players operate at less than their capacities.
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RCB predicted XI vs KKR
RCB predicted XI vs KKR: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR’s Statement on Sunil Narine
“Mr. Sunil Narine was reported for suspect action by the match officials after KKR’s match vs KXIP held on Oct 10, 2020 in Abu Dhabi.
This came as a surprise to the franchise and Mr. Narine, considering he has played over 115 games in the IPL since 2012 and as many as 68 games since 2015, when he was last reported during the IPL season for a suspect action before being subsequently cleared completely by SRASSC, an ICC accredited facility.
Furthermore, he was playing his 6th game this season, with no concerns expressed formally or informally by the match officials so far.
Having said this, we are respectful of the process that the IPL has put in place to have his action reviewed, and are working closely with the IPL in this matter. We are hopeful that there would be an appropriate resolution quickly. We appreciate the cooperation being extended by the IPL in expediting this matter.”
Will Andre Russell play tonight?
A knee injury against Kings XI Punjab forced Andre Russell to leave the field. While the fans are still in doubts, the franchise has hinted his appearance against RCB through a tweet.
.@Russell12A vs RCB
SR- 227.46 🤯
Avg- 53.83 👌
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 12, 2020
Virat Kohli – Stat Alert
* Virat Kohli needs 7 more boundaries to reach 500 4s in IPL
* Kohli needs 26 runs to reach 700 runs vs KKR. Will become the 4th player to do so.
* Kohli needs 3 sixes to reach 200 maximums in IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – Head to head stats
Matches – 24
KKR Win – 14
RCB Win – 10
RCB vs KKR: A look at squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth
IPL 2020, MI vs DC Live Score and Updates
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 28th IPL 2020 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. This face off between two evenly matched sides will pit Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik against each other. Currently placed third and fourth respectively, KKR and RCB would look to continue their winning run at the batsmen’s paradise – Sharjah.