IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

At the 14-10, the head-to-head count stands tilted towards Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

RCB vs KKR Preview

After a brilliant weekend, Royal Challengers Bangalore are once again charged to play their seventh clash of the season. Virat Kohli and co. will be against two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders in match 28 of the tournament. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah will host this game on October 12 (Monday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards. This clash will also witness the half-way mark of IPL 2020.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

RCB Players

After finishing at the last spot of Points Table in the previous edition, RCB made an excellent comeback in this season. With four wins in six encounters, they are well placed amongst the top four teams. Moreover, they won their last game too against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings.

The arrival of Chris Morris provided even more depth to their bowling attack as the South African pacer took three wickets against CSK. After finding their balanced side against the Chennai-based franchise, Bangalore is expected to take the field with the same playing XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Kolkata Knight Riders KKR
KKR Players

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik has impressed all with leadership skills so far in IPL 2020. With similar performance like their opponents, KKR occupies the third spot at the Points Table. Karthik also found his lost touch with the bat in their last game against Kings XI Punjab. 

KKR suffered a massive blow after Andre Russell injured his knee while fielding at the boundaries. Moreover, star spinner Sunil Narine also got reported for an illegal bowling action. He’s given a warning as of now and will be banned from bowling, if again violates the laws.

Match Details

  • Date: October 12, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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Fulls Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy and Siddhesh Lad

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad

Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa

Ideal Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI

  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Aaron Finch
  • Virat Kohli (c)
  • AB de Villiers (wk)
  • Shivam Dube
  • Washington Sundar
  • Gurkeerat Mann Singh
  • Chris Morris
  • Isuru Udana
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

  • Shubman Gill
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Nitish Rana
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Dinesh Karthik (c and wk)
  • Andre Russell
  • Pat Cummins
  • Sunil Narine
  • Shivam Mavi/Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Prasidh Krishna


  • Total matches played: 24
  • RCB won: 14
  • KKR won: 10
  • No Result: 0
  • Tie: 0

Fantasy XI


  • AB de Villiers
  • Dinesh Karthik


  • Virat Kohli (c)
  • Shubman Gill (vc)
  • Eoin Morgan


  • Chris Morris
  • Wahington Sundar
  • Sunil Narine


  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Pat Cummins

Key Players

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins

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