IPL 2020 Match 31- Bangalore vs. Punjab Predictions, Fantasy picks, and Probable XI
We are 30 matches down and tonight, October 15, 2020, the 31st match of IPL 2020 is set to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
In their previous encounter, Punjab triumphed over RCB by 97 runs behind KL Rahul's unbeaten 132. Since, Punjab has been unlucky and now they sit at the bottom of the points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the third position.
Anything can happen in this game. Meanwhile, let's take a look at the Fantasy picks, predictions, and probable XI for this game.
Fantasy League picks
Devdutt Padikkal is providing RCB with the explosive opening they require. He has made Virat Kohli's and AB de Villiers' job easier. He has scored 3 centuries so far and a total of 243 runs at a strike rate of 126.
Captain and Vice-Captain
AB de Villiers smashed 73 runs off 33 balls in RCB's last game against KKR. He is in a great form and whenever RCB find themselves in a crunch situation, he can be trusted to rescue them. KL Rahul on the other hand, has been consistently scoring big runs for Punjab. He has scored 387 runs at a strike of 163 in 7 games and will be the player to look out for.
Mayank Agarwal is not far behind KL Rahul in terms of runs scored. He has scored 337 runs at a strike rate of 158 in 7 matches this season. He is just 50 runs behind KL Rahul for the Orange Cap in this season.
Aaron Finch is yet to put some big numbers on board. He has scored 171 so far this season at a strike rate of 114.
The ever reliable Yuzvendra Chahal will be the bowler to look out for. Him and Washington Sundar are proving to be two best bowlers at RCB's disposal. Mohammad Shami will have a crucial role in today's match.
Predictions, My XI, and Probable XI
My XI– Ab de Villiers (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Devdut Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Shami, Chris Morris, Nicholas Pooran, Navdeep Saini.
Probable XI (RCB)- Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Chris Gayle might finally play his first match this season.
Probable XI (KXIP)- Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Glenn Maxwell/James Neesham, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin/K Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Fantasy Prediction for this game will be tough. But RCB will look to for revenge after what Punjab did to them last game.