IPL 2020: KKR vs RCB - Preview, Head To Head, Prediction & Post Match Review

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will be eying their fifth win when they square off in the 28th Match of the Dream11 IPL 2020 at Sharjah.

RCB are coming into this game on the back of their 37-run win against CSK. While skipper Virat Kohli-led from the front with the bat, RCB bowlers did a fine job with the ball to seal their team’s fourth win of the season. RCB, in addition to their win against CSK, have three wins against their name, having beaten Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Coming to KKR, they will be targeting a hat-trick of wins, having won against Kings XI Punjab and CSK in their last two games. The Dinesh Karthik-led unit squeezed out both the wins on the back of their extremely disciplined bowling in the middle overs and at the death. While they did not start off their campaign on a winning note, KKR have since won four games out of five. Both teams will be eyeing to clinch two points and move forward on the points table.

Head To Head

The two teams have faced each other 24 times in the IPL so far, with KKR holding a 14-10 head-to-head win/loss record over RCB.

Prediction - KKR to win the match

Fantasy Team


The contest between two resurgent teams. Both teams have turned around after their initial disappointing start to the tournament.

There is not much to speculate today regarding team selection today as both teams are well settled. Only cause of worry is knee of Russell. But he should play. Naraine will also be a bit under pressure as his action will be under scrutiny and second report might be end of season from him.

A few stat titbits…

  1. Kohli is highest scorer non-opener with a total of 223 runs.
  2. This season, ABD has done much better batting first than chasing. His average is 53 and SR is 189 batting first while his average is 24.55 and SR is 144 in the second.

Here is my team for today…


After MI win over DC on Sunday night, MI have become the only team in IPL to have over 50% success rate against all 8 competing teams.

MI’s success rate against teams -

  • vs RCB 64.3%
  • vs DC is 52%
  • vs CSK 58%
  • vs SRH 53.3%
  • vs KXIP 56%
  • vs RR 52%
  • vs KKR 80%

Breaking News- Ishant Sharma ruled out of IPL 2020 due to injury.

Amit Mishra and now Ishant Sharma - DC lose to bowlers.


An ABD special elevates RCB to 194. Terrific hitting by ABD. Ably supported by Finch & Paddikal. Kohli could have done better. It would have helped RCB do 200+. But we had Yet another century stand by Kohli-ABD and that off just 46 legal deliveries. :crazy_face: Kohli-ABD become the first pair to share 10 century partnerships in IPL.

Most century paships in IPL:
9 Kohli-Gayle
6 Dhawan-Warner
5 Bairstow-Warner
5 Gambhir-Uthappa

ABD had an 11th under 25 balls fitfy! Here is record for IPL fifties in 25 balls or under…


RCB won by 82 runs!!

Devdutt Padikkal (32) and Aaron Finch (47) score 67 runs for the opening wicket.

AB de Villiers (73of 33 balls) and Virat Kohli (33 / 28 balls) put on a 100-run stand for the third wicket to guide RCB to 194/2.

The AB-Virat partnership - 3000 runs and counting! :raised_hands:

Quick wickets derail Kolkata run chase and restricts to 112/9.