Guwahati: After a morale-boosting win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Dubai on Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM (IST).
Virat Kohli’s men had their fair share of fortune against the 2016 IPL winners, as a couple of lucky dismissals and an injury to Mitchell Marsh ensured that they started off their campaign on a positive note. Debutant Devdutt Padikkal and veteran batsman AB de Villiers were the stars of the show with the bat as they notched up fluent fifties, while Navdeep Saini, Shivam Dube and Yuzvendra Chahal shone with the ball.
KXIP, on the other hand, fell to a heart-breaking loss to the Delhi Capitals in a game that went to a Super Over. A fiery spell from Mohammed Shami and a game-changing knock from Mayank Agarwal went in vain, as the latter failed to take his team across the line with just 1 run needed off 3 balls.
Although both IPL 2020 teams come into this game on the back of contrasting results, they are fairly evenly matched on paper.