IPL 2020: KKR vs RCB, Match 39 Updates: Kolkata win toss and elect to bat first against Bangalore

Abu Dhabi, October 21: Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 39 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (October 21).

After having played nine matches each this season, RCB sit in the third spot in the points table with six wins, while KKR have secured five wins and are currently on the fourth spot in the standings.

Both teams come into Wednesday’s match on the back of wins. RCB are fresh of their seven-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals , which was sealed and delivered by AB de Villiers, who hammered an unbeaten 55 off 22 balls.

KKR, meanwhile, overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad in a Super Over-finish. After Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan guided them to 163/5, Lockie Ferguson starred with the ball, helping KKR gain two points.

In the reverse fixture earlier this season, it was RCB who emerged victorious thanks to ABD’s unbeaten 33-ball 73. So, KKR will be out to avenge their loss and register their sixth win of the season. However, both teams will look to continue their winning ways as they look to seal a play-off spot in IPL 2020.

Here mykhel brings the updates of Match 39 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore:

07:08 pm

Here is how RCB line-up: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

07:08 pm

Here is confirmation of KKR’s Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

07:07 pm

As for team news, KKR have made two changes with Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi making way for Prasidh Krishna and Tom Banton. RCB, meanwhile, make a solitary changes as Mohammed Siraj comes in for Shabhaz Ahmed.

07:01 pm

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan wins the toss and elects to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

06:59 pm

Toss time as Virat Kohli and Eoin Morgan make their way into the middle.

06:53 pm

Abu Dhabi is all set to host the match. Will we see a repeat of the last match in this venue or will we see a high-scoring game? Let’s find out soon.

06:51 pm

KKR skipper Eoin Morgan is set to make a landmark appearance in T20 cricket.

06:39 pm

Twenty minutes to toss. What would you choose? And what will be your playing XIs?

06:23 pm

AB de Villiers is also closing in on 9000 runs in T20 cricket.

06:21 pm

Approaching Milestones in tonight’s match are 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 and finally AB de Villiers is 2 catches away from completing 100 IPL catches.

06:00 pm

RCB opted for three spinners in their last match, but two of them didn’t complete their quota of four overs. However, they may still stick to the winning combination. The team news will soon be revealed as we are under an hour away from toss in Abu Dhabi.

05:53 pm

KKR may look to bring in Sunil Narine, who is back available and they may opt to bench an under-performing all-rounder Andre Russell to accommodate that extra spinner.

05:49 pm

After Abu Dhabi wicket played out slow in the last match, which witnessed a low-scoring affair, it will be tempting for KKR and RCB to use an extra spinner. But they will also be looking to add batting depth in case their top orders fail.

05:39 pm

KKR unlocked the fast and furious Lockie Ferguson in their Super Over win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Will the Kiwi paceman trouble Virat Kohli’s band?

05:33 pm

The last time these two sides met, AB de Villiers was the lone performer in Sharjah as RCB beat KKR. Will it be ABD’s night once again on a slow wicket in Abu Dhabi?

05:26 pm

Welcome to mykhel’s match updates of IPL 2020 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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