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RCB vs RR, DC vs KKR IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: KKR Take on Delhi Capitals in Match Number 16

RCB vs RR, DC vs KKR Playing XI Live Updates IPL 2020: Match 16 of IPL 2020 will see the two powerhouse teams Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders come up against each other in Sharjah. One expects plenty of big hits on the day in what is the smallest stadium in the tournament.

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Match 16 of IPL 2020 will see the two powerhouse teams Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders come up against each other in Sharjah. One expects plenty of big hits on the day in what is the smallest stadium in the tournament.

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While many have been critical of MS Dhoni's innings versus Sunrisers Hyderabad last night, however, S Sreesanth has come out in support of the former India captain and posted a heartwarming message on Twitter to laud his efforts extreme weather conditions in Dubai.

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ASHWIN TO PLAY AGAINST KKR? DC BOWLING COACH IS HOPEFUL

Now some news about the next game. Delhi Capitals bowling coach Ryan Harris has hinted that Ravichandran Ashwin may be seen in action in today’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Ashwin hurt his shoulder in the first match of Delhi Capitals against Kings XI Punjab in this season. In that game, the off-spinner bowled just one over and picked two wickets, conceding only two runs.

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16:59 (IST)

Rajasthan Royals supporters you'll be STOKED to know this, that star all-rounder Ben Stokes has left New Zealand to join Rajasthan Royals for the Indian Premier League in the UAE tonight. Stokes has been in Christchurch through the last month to spend time with his family, particularly his father who is battling brain cancer. Read full story here

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Meanwhile, in match number 15, Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the drivers right now. They have picked three big wickets of Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson. After five overs Rajasthan Royals are reeling at 33/3

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So the news from the middle is that RCB have won the toss and opted to bat first on this pitched. And they are unchanged.

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Earlier today, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra had a go at each other. While Chopra had criticised Neesham and said that he doesn't deserve a spot in the playing eleven, Neesham questioned Chopra's credentials as T20 player citing his T20 strike rate.

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Yuzvendra Chahal has been Virat Kohli's go to man and this afternoon we are expecting that he will again be the wrecker-in-chief against the Likes of Smith and Buttler.

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And here are the four key players who can turn the match around for their respective sides.

Steve Smith

Rahul Tewatia

Washington Sundar

Virat Kohli

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Here are some of the key battles to watch out for as we keep our build up to the first match between RR and RCB.

AB de Villiers vs Jofra Archer

 
Yuzvendra Chahal vs Sanju Samson
 
Shreyas Gopal vs Virat Kohli

13:32 (IST)

All eyes are on Virat Kohli as Rajasthan take on Bangalore.

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You shouldn't be surprised with this tweet.

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Meanwhile CSK head coach Stephen Fleming lost his cool at a journalist who had questioned Kedar Jadhav's promotion in the batting order. 

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Whoever wins RCB v RR will go to top of the table. So a very crucial match this.

12:32 (IST)

Ben Stokes who was in New Zealand to look after his father, is heading for Abu Dhabi. He should be up and running against Delhi Capitals and hence will play as much as seven games for Rajasthan Royals.

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Meanwhile these two are having a go at each other.

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Meanwhile Ben Stokes is back for the IPL. This is big news, guys.

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Some fine piece of bowling by this man against Mumbai Indians. Can he repeat his performance this afternoon.

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Let's talk about RCB v RR first. It is Steve Smith vs Virat Kohli and what a match we have on our hands. Both known as the modern day masters. Who will win this battle?

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W L W. RCB have been punching hot and cold this season. But they'll take 2 out of 3 especially given they lost their first six last season. Among that 2 is a victory over Mumbai, which they won in a Super Over. RCB are getting closer to playing their best combination. They started the tournament by giving Dale Steyn a couple of games but he's clearly not at his best. Isuru Udana and Adam Zampa came in for the last game, and although they weren't good either, it gives them more balance going forward. If Chris Morris is fit, he walks into the team being a death bowler and a lower order batsman.

RCB vs RR, DC vs KKR IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: KKR Take on Delhi Capitals in Match Number 16

RCB vs RR, DC vs KKR IPL 2020 Match Day Live Updates: Match 16 of IPL 2020 will see the two powerhouse teams Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders come up against each other in Sharjah. One expects plenty of big hits on the day in what is the smallest stadium in the tournament.

While many have been critical of MS Dhoni's innings versus Sunrisers Hyderabad last night, however, S Sreesanth has come out in support of the former India captain and posted a heartwarming message on Twitter to laud his efforts extreme weather conditions in Dubai.

Delhi Capitals bowling coach Ryan Harris has hinted that Ravichandran Ashwin may be seen in action in today’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Capitals will be facing Kolkata Knight Riders today at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, in the 16th clash of IPL 2020.

There is some good news for the Rajasthan Royals supporters, star all-rounder Ben Stokes has left New Zealand to join Rajasthan Royals for the Indian Premier League in UAE tonight (October 3). Stokes has been in Christchurch through the last month to spend time with his family, particularly his father who is battling brain cancer.

Meanwhile, in match number 15, Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the drivers right now. They have picked three big wickets of Steve Smith, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson. After five overs Rajasthan Royals are reeling at 33/3

Earlier today, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra had a go at each other. While Chopra had criticised Neesham and said that he doesn't deserve a spot in the playing eleven, Neesham questioned Chopra's credentials as T20 player citing his T20 strike rate.

RR started the tournament with a bang with a couple of victories in Sharjah. They adjusted to the small ground and flat pitch superbly, out-batting CSK and KXIP with the relentless big hits, led by Sanju Samson. With two consecutive wins in the pocket, they came to Dubai high on confidence but failed to adjust to the different pitch and ground dimensions.

Time for the 'Royal' battle. Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Rajasthan Royals in the first afternoon game of IPL 2020 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Both teams are on 4 points with two wins from three games, with Rajasthan having the better net run-rate. Bangalore, though, are having the better momentum having defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in their previous match while Rajasthan suffered a big loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in their latest game.

It's early days in the tournament but it's already clear that teams are evenly matches, which means every point will be crucial going into the latter stages. Which team will get the two crucial points on Saturday?

RR Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot

RCB Predicted XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana/Chris Morris, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

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