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