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

Match 39 : RCB vs KKR - It will be star-studded match tonight!

Bangalore will be into the game after their 7-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals, which was sealed by AB de Villiers who hammered an unbeaten 55 off 22 balls.

On the other hand, KKR beat SRH in a Super Over-finish after Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan guided them to 163/5.

RCB are on the 3rd spot in the points table having registered six wins. While Eoin Morgan-led KKR have secured 5 wins and are currently on the 4th spot in the standings.

In their first match, it was RCB who emerged triumphant on the back of an ABD’s 33-ball 73*. While they will once again look to secure a win, KKR will be out to avenge their loss and register their 6th win of the season.

At this Venue

KKR at this venue: Played 9, Won 5, Lost 4
RCB at this venue: Played 2, Won 2

Playing XI

RCB: Devdutt Padikka, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli ©, AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

KKR: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan ©, Andre Russell/Chris Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

Prediction - RCB To Win

Kohli and AB de Villiers will once again hold the key for RCB’s success.


Teams at the bottom half of the table would be cheering for RCB to win this competition. If KKR win, it makes the playoffs qualification very easy.


Player Milestones that can be achieved tonight

  • Eoin Morgan requires 2 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.

  • Andre Russell needs 8 runs and 66 runs respectively to complete 1500 IPL runs and 1500 IPL runs for KKR.

  • Rahul Tripathi requires 74 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs.

  • Virat Kohli needs 1 six and 2 fours respectively to complete 200 IPL sixes and 500 IPL fours.

  • Aaron Finch requires 58 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.

  • AB de Villiers is 2 catches away from completing 100 IPL catches.


The race to the playoffs is heating up. All teams are in with the chance mathematically. 7/8 teams still have realistic chance.

Today we have clash of the two teams in top half of the table. Both look to strengthen their position. A loss for KKR today will be moral boosting for teams in the bottom half of the table.

RCB has been riding on individual batting performances till date. Let’s see if we see a collective better show today. KKR seems to be doing things right, they would like to build on it. Naraine is again available for KKR but it will be interesting to see how they can get him in as his replacement Lockie has done extremely well. So, He has a difficult task of replacing Cummins/Russel at hand. The KKR have a tricky decision on hand. RCB has also utilized Zampa/Moeen fully. Will they get another look in?

Here is my team for today!


Mohammed Siraj is the first man ever to bowl two maidens in one IPL game!

This is also the first time a team’s bowlers have bowled three maidens in an IPL innings!


Make it Four! :flushed:


RCB beat KKR by 8 wickets!


Mohammed Siraj was on Fire today! :fire:
4 Ov—2 Maiden —8 Runs----3 Wickets----2.00 Econ

ABD Milestone : 100 catches in IPL


500 IPL Four Milestone achieved! :fire::fire:


A couple of records KKR achieved which they would wish to forget…

15 overs by KKR is the slowest any team to reach the score of 50 in the history of IPL. The previous most being 13.1 overs by KXIP against CSK in Durban in 2009.

Lowest totals batting all 20 overs (IPL)

84/8 KKR vs RCB Abu Dhabi 2020
92/8 KXIP vs CSK Durban 2009
94/8 MI vs RR Jaipur 2011
95/9 KXIP vs CSK Chennai 2015