IPL 2020, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Stats Preview

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In the 31st match of the IPL 2020, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will compete at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah). It will be their second meeting in this season, while KXIP won the first battle dominantly by 97 runs.

Both teams have already played seven matches in this IPL season. In the IPL 2020 points table, Kings XI Punjab are in the last position with just 2 points (only win and 6 defeats) while Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the third position with 10 points (5 wins and 2 loses).

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab (RCB vs KXIP) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

RCB (oldest to latest) – Won (Super Over), Won, Lost, Won and Won

KXIP (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats RCB KXIP
Top run-scorers Virat Kohli (258 runs) KL Rahul (387 runs)
Devdutt Padikkal (243 runs) Mayank Agarwal (337 runs)
AB de Villiers (228 runs) Nicholas Pooran (212 runs)
Top wicket-takers Yuzvendra Chahal (10 wickets) Mohammed Shami (10 wickets)
Isuru Udana (7 wickets) Ravi Bishnoi (8 wickets)
Chris Morris (5 wickets) Sheldon Cottrell (6 wickets)

 

Records of RCB and KXIP in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RCB 12 6 5 1 (1/0) 0
KXIP 12 6 5 1 (0/1) 0

 

Records of RCB and KXIP at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RCB 3 2 1 0 (0/0) 0
KXIP 3 2 1 0 (0/0) 0

 

 

Crucial personal stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

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i) It will be 200th T20 match for Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli will be the first player to appear in 200 T20s for a team.

ii) Virat Kohli (197 sixes) is three sixes away to complete his 200 IPL sixes. After Chris Gayle (326 sixes), AB de Villiers (225 sixes), MS Dhoni (215 sixes) and Rohit Sharma (208 sixes), Kohli will be the fifth batsman to hit 200 IPL sixes.

iii) Virat Kohli (293 sixes) needs to hit seven more sixes to complete his 300 T20 sixes. After Rohit Sharma (375 sixes), Suresh Raina (311 sixes) and MS Dhoni (301 sixes), Kohli will be the fourth Indian cricketer to hit 300 T20 sixes.

AB de Villiers

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i) South African cricketer AB de Villiers (3983 runs) is 17 runs away to complete his 4000 T20 runs for RCB. After Virat Kohli (6092 runs), De Villiers will be the second batsman to score 4000 T20 runs for this team.

Yuzvendra Chahal

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i) Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (199 wickets) is one wicket away to complete his 200 T20 wickets. He will be fifth Indian bowler to claim 200 T20 wickets.

 

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Chris Gayle

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i) Caribbean cricketer Chris Gayle (4484 runs) will complete his 4500 IPL runs by adding 16 more runs. He will be the third overseas cricketer and eighth overall batsman to score 4500 IPL runs.

Glenn Maxwell

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i) Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell (78 sixes) will surpass Shaun Marsh (78 sixes) and become the second most six-hitter for Kings XI Punjab in IPL history by hitting one more sixer. Only David Miller is ahead of them in this list with 87 IPL sixes for KXIP.

Mandeep Singh

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i) Mandeep Singh (961 runs) is 39 runs away to complete his 1000 T20 runs for Kings XI Punjab. He will be the eighth overall batsman and fourth Indian batsman to score 1000 T20 runs for KXIP.