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KXIP vs RCB IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Kings XI Punjab Look for First Win

KXIP vs RCB Predicted XI Live Updates IPL 2020: Ishant suffered from back spasms ahead of their opening match against KXIP and was ruled out of the game. It's unlikely that he will return for the time being, although there's no update on the severity of his injury. ​

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18:57 (IST)

Shane Watson praised former Indian skipper Dhoni’s captaincy and also said the CSK captain makes sure to let everyone know they’ve put a wrong step, but not in an offensive way. Speaking in his blog, the Australian cricketer said, “One ball, I was slightly off my mark at short third man. And the ball got nicked past me off Sam Curran. And MS Dhoni in his very nice way, not offensively, says 'Your mark was just over there.’

18:31 (IST)

The defeat against Rajasthan Royals on a batting belter at Sharjah could be attributed to a poor show by their spinners and a disastrous 20th over but the batsmen can't absolve themselves, especially M Vijay, Kedar Jadhav and Dhoni himself. Dhoni had come in to bat at number seven, promoting the likes of Sam Curran, Jadhav and Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of him but the ploy backfired.

18:16 (IST)

The local and international cricket community joined political leaders and sports lovers in taking to social media on Thursday night to express sadness over the sudden passing in India of Australian cricket legend Dean Jones.

17:59 (IST)

Barely a month goes by without one of the great stories about Dean Jones being mentioned by The Cricketer team. The fine Australia batsman, who has died tragically young from a heart attack at the age of 59, was batting in the tied Test against India at Madras in 1986-87. Dehydrated and exhausted, he wanted to retire hurt. Captain Allan Border knew exactly how to motivate him, calling him a “weak Victorian”, and saying that he wished that he could have a “tough Queenslander” (next man in, Greg Ritchie) batting with him.

Jones, in only his third Test, admitted the Australians “didn’t know anything about dehydration and rehydration back then”. He said: “When you’re urinating in your pants and vomiting 15 times, you’ve got massive problems.” He went on to make 210 and was then put on a saline drip.

17:58 (IST)

Pakistan pacer Umar Gul has decided to draw curtains on all forms of cricket. 36-year-old Gul is now aiming to kick-start his career in coaching instead. Gul, who has represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 60 and 130 ODs, was a vital cog of the national side which clinched the T20 World Cup in 2009. The upcoming National T20 Cup will be the veteran’s last tournament as a player.

17:55 (IST)

The Cricket fraternity mourned the death of legendary Australia cricketer Dean Jones, who died of a heart attack in Mumbai on Thursday. He was 59.

17:39 (IST)

The whole cricketing fraternity was shocked to know about former Australia cricketer Dean Jones’ sudden demise on Thursday afternoon. He was in Mumbai working for Star Sports in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. Jones was in the bio-secure bubble created by the official broadcasters of the cash-rich league and was even commentating on Wednesday during the match between MI and KKR.

16:56 (IST)

Kings XI Punjab will meet Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL 2020 fixture in Dubai on Thursday. While KXIP lost their first match against Delhi Capitals via a super over, RCB got the better of Sunrisers Hyderabad easily. Kings XI Punjab looked good in their first match with some outstanding batting by Mayank Agarwal. But luck deserted them at a crucial moment with DC's South African quickie Kagiso Rabada doing the star turn in a humdinger of a contest. 

16:44 (IST)

Though MS Dhoni hit the ball out of the park with three huge sixes in CSK’s final over against the Rajasthan Royals, the former Indian skipper’s time in the middle was not as much as one would have liked. CSK went on to lose the match by 16 runs. And this raises questions as to why the former Indian skipper came in to bat at No. 7. While former India opener Gautam Gambhir had lashed out at Dhoni’s decision to come in at No. 7, former England player Kevin Pietersen refused to buy Dhoni’s justification to come in to bat so late.

16:34 (IST)

The sudden death of Australian cricketer Dean Jones on Thursday, drew condolences from sports personalities like Ravi Shastri and Virender Sehwag. "Really shocking to lose a colleague and a dear friend - Dean Jones. Gone so young. Condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace #RIPDeanJones @cricketcomau," tweeted India head coach Shastri. Virender Sehwag further expressed shock following the news, hailing Jones as one of his favourite commentators. "Saddened to hear the news of Dean Jones passing away. Still cannot believe it. Was one of my favourite commentators, he was on air in many of my landmarks. Had really fond memories with him. Will miss him," he added.

16:30 (IST)

The Delhi Capitals may have failed to beat the Chennai Super Kings last season but assistant coach Mohammad Kaif believes that what happened in the past, is the past and said that this is a different team and a different tournament. The Delhi Capitals, who pulled off a Super Over victory over Kings XI Punjab in their opening IPL game in Dubai, go up against the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Delhi lost both their matches against CSK in the league stage as well as the Qualifier 2, last year. But Kaif said that this is a different team as compared to last year as they bought some new players in the auction last December. "It is going to be a different ball game altogether," Kaif said during a virtual press conference on Thursday.

16:20 (IST)

MS Dhoni launched a humongous six off Nuwan Kulasekara to seal the 2011 World Cup trophy. Dhoni, the then skipper, scored an unbeaten 91 to take his team across the finishing line. Over a decade after the momentous occasion, Sunil Gavaskar has managed to find the ball and also the exact seat on which it landed.

16:10 (IST)

Bollywood actor Sheryln Chopra on Thursday, September 24 made a shocking revelation that she has witnessed the use of drugs like cocaine in the after-hours party of the IPL. She was referring to a particular party held in Kolkata a few years ago. Sherlyn said she saw some wives and girlfriends of cricketers and a few other actors who were part of the after party using banned substances like cocaine in the women's washroom.
 

15:56 (IST)

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away.

15:40 (IST)

Ishant suffered from back spasms ahead of their opening match against KXIP and was ruled out of the game. It's unlikely that he will return for the time being, although there's no update on the severity of his injury.

15:29 (IST)

The DC offspinner had a dream start with the ball picking 2 wickets in his first over. However, it all nearly came down crashing as he injured his shoulder diving to stop the ball off his own bowling. Ashwin was in deep pain and was seen wearing a sling on his left shoulder. Since then, Ashwin has updated that the pain has settled and that the scans are encouraging. He has been active in his YouTube channel, where he's seen moving his arms freely. However, that is different from bowling in an IPL match. Shreyas Iyer had updated that Ashwin said he'd be ready for DC's next match, against CSK on Friday. It remains to be seen if DC will rush him early, especially given they won their first match.

15:15 (IST)

Bravo injured his knee ahead of the CPL final on September 10. He played that game but did not bowl. Bravo missed the first two games for CSK due to the injury. CSK coach Stephen Fleming had said after the game against MI that Bravo will miss a couple of games. Given Sam Curran's good show with the ball, CSK might rest him for another match or two.

15:05 (IST)

Rayudu was the Man of the Match in CSK's first game over Mumbai Indians but missed the following match against Rajasthan Royals due to a hamstring niggle. However while speaking to ANI, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that there was no reason to worry as the batsman is recovering well and will need at most one more game to be back in the playing XI. "Nothing to worry about. He has the hamstring injury, but will at worst miss one more game. But you never know, he might be fit in time for that game," he said.

14:40 (IST)

Williamson pulled his quadriceps muscle while training ahead of their first match against RCB, David Warner said after their loss. While there's no update on his availability, SRH will hope he returns soon given the inexperience in their middle order.

14:26 (IST)

Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the IPL 2020 due to an injury he sustained in their first match over Royal Challengers Bangalore. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder will replace him in the squad. Marsh injured his ankle and had to walk off the field after bowling just four balls in the first innings of the game. He walked out to bat in a desperate situation for SRH at No. 10 and fell for a first-ball 0, trying for a big shot.

KXIP vs RCB IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Kings XI Punjab Look for First Win

KXIP vs RCB Predicted XI Live Updates IPL 2020: Ishant suffered from back spasms ahead of their opening match against KXIP and was ruled out of the game. It's unlikely that he will return for the time being, although there's no update on the severity of his injury.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will battle it out in Dubai on September 24th coming into the match with completely contrasting moods. Kohli’s men will be upbeat after making a winning start in IPL 2020 with their 10-run win against SRH. On the other hand, KXIP will have to put the Super Over defeat against Delhi Capitals behind them – easier said than done as it was a match which they should have won in normal course but made a mess of it. Then the issue of being hard done by the short run would still be lingering in the minds of some players. RCB would be happy that they were able to put together a par score against SRH even without a significant contribution from skipper, Kohli. The batting will be dependent on the top 4 and hoping that the likes of Finch and Padikkal continue to fire at the top. The fast bowling is a bit of a worry for RCB as both Steyn and Umesh Yadav were taken for plenty in the last encounter. However, with an economy rate of 6.78, the South African legend is amongst the most restrictive pacers in the history of the IPL. Yuzvendra Chahal will be the trump card in the middle overs while Kohli would do well to use Washington Sundar more judiciously.

Much will depend on the opening duo of skipper, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwak for KXIP. The former is the leading run-getter of the previous two editions (2018 & 2019, combined) of the IPL. KXIP might be tempted to include the Universal Boss – Chris Gayle – in the playing XI after leaving him out of the opening fixture. In that case, Rahul could bat at number 3 and Pooran might be left out. Gauging by his tremendous form in the recently concluded ODI series against England, maybe the think-tank at KXIP would consider giving a promotion to Glenn Maxwell up the order. Jordan was expensive against Delhi Capitals and could gave way to James Neesham. The onus of the bowling would lie on Cottrell and Shami who were outstanding in the first match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (captain), Ab de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (captain & wk), Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi