The Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi will play hosts to Match 39 of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match 39 will be hosted by Abu Dhabi since Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday 21st October. Both RCB and KKR have played 9 matches in the 2020 season while RCB, has managed to get the third spot in the charts after winning six matches, on the other hand, KKR has taken the fourth spot by winning five matches. Here’s all you need to know about RCB and KKR.
RCB and KKR’s Earlier Games and Scores
RCB will be entering this game after achieving their seven-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals (RR), that was made possible mainly because of AB de Villiers, who delivered an unbeatable 55 off 22 balls.
On the other hand, KKR won the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a Super Over-finish. After Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan notched up their game by 163/5, Lockie Ferguson starred with the ball, helping KKR gain two scores.
This will the second time RCB and KKR are coming face to face. During their first match, RCB came out to be the winner with the help of AB de Villiers scoring 33-ball 73*. But this KKR could play to their strengths and got sixth win this season.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi has made it difficult for players and it could not the best pitch for making free-strokes. It has been seen that the team playing the second gets an advantage since they are not the first to experience the tough pitch. If you notice the last of games players seem to be relieved since they take the back seat.
Expected team players of RCB and KKR
- Expected KKR Players – Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik (Wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.
- Expected RCB Players– Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers (Wicketkeeper), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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- Match Timings- 7:30 PM (IST), 6:00 PM (Local).
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