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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: IPL 2020 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 39

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana
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The 39th match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

LIVE - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 39th Match



Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at the 4th spot in the Indian Premier League 2020 points table. The team is with 10 points from 9 matches after 5 wins and 4 losses.

Shubman Gill has been the top run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders with 311 runs from 9 matches. He has made his runs at an average of 38 and a strike rate of 113, with the best of 70*. Eoin Morgan has also scored 248 runs at a strike rate of 132.

Varun Chakravarthy has been their leading bowler with 7 wickets from 8 matches. He has bowled at an average of 33 and an economy of 7.31, with the best of 2/25. Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi also have 6 and 7 wickets respectively.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are placed at the 3rd spot in the points table of the Indian Premier League 2020. The team is with 12 points from 9 matches after 6 wins and 3 losses and in cricket terminology are 'well placed' for the play-offs.

Virat Kohli has been the top run-scorer for Royal Challengers with 347 runs from 9 matches. He has made his runs at an average of 57 and a strike rate of 127, with the best of 90*. Devdutt Padikkal has also scored 296 runs at 32.

Yuzvendra Chahal has been their leading bowler with 13 wickets from 9 matches. He has bowled at an average of 20 and an economy of 7.64 with the best of 3/18.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(wk), Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins/Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav

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

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Kolkata Knight Riders

Who will win? – Kolkata Knight Riders

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Devdutt Padikkal (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Eoin Morgan (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Most Sixes – AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Man of the Match –  Varun Chakravarthy

Team Scores Batting first – Royal Challengers Bangalore 170+, Kolkata Knight Riders 180+

Match Handicap Kolkata Knight Riders

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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