RCB vs KXIP head-to-head in IPL: Check out Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab stats before their IPL 2020 2nd leg

It is a must-win situation for Kings XI Punjab when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sharjah on Wednesday. Good news is Chris Gayle is all set to make his IPL debut.

KXIP can take confidence from the fact their only win in the tournament has come against RCB, who look a much more potent squad since their last meeting on September 24.

Though the Sharjah wicket has been slowing gradually, the smaller ground dimensions are ideal for someone like Gayle to go on a six-hitting spree.

However, it certainly won’t be easy for the 41-year-old to get going from ball one, having not played earlier in the competition.

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He would have played the last two games but could not due to food poisoning. Having recovered fully, it will be interesting to see who he replaces in the side.

Benching a yet to fire Glenn Maxwell is one option or the team can bring Gayle at the expense of an overseas bowler and replace him with the available Indian talent.

KXIP are languishing at the bottom of the table despite having the top-two leading run-getters of the tournament in skipper K L Rahul (387 at strike rate of 134.84) and his opening partner Mayank Agarwal (337 at 48.14).

Although KXIP are struggling, they have better win record against RCB.

RCB vs KXIP head-to-head

Played

Won by KXIP

Won by RCB

Tie

No Result

24

13

11

0

0

Date

Winner

Won by

Venue

5 May 2008

Kings XI Punjab

6 Wickets

Bengaluru

12 May 2008

Kings XI Punjab

9 Wickets

Mohali

24 April 2009

Kings XI Punjab

7 Wickets

Durban

1 May 2009

Royal Challengers Bangalore

8 Runs

Durban

16 March 2010

Royal Challengers Bangalore

8 Wickets

Bengaluru

2 April 2010

Royal Challengers Bangalore

6 Wickets

Mohali

6 May 2011

Royal Challengers Bangalore

85 Runs

Bengaluru

17 May 2011

Kings XI Punjab

111 Runs

Dharamsala

20 April 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore

5 Wickets

Mohali

2 May 2012

Kings XI Punjab

4 Wickets

Bengaluru

6 May 2013

Kings XI Punjab

6 Wickets

Mohali

14 May 2013

Kings XI Punjab

7 Wickets

Bengaluru

28 April 2014

Kings XI Punjab

5 Wickets

Dubai

9 May 2014

Kings XI Punjab

32 Runs

Bengaluru

6 May 2015

Royal Challengers Bangalore

138 Runs

Bengaluru

13 May 2015

Kings XI Punjab

22 Runs

Mohali

9 May 2016

Royal Challengers Bangalore

1 Runs

Mohali

18 May 2016

Royal Challengers Bangalore

82 Runs

Bengaluru

10 April 2017

Kings XI Punjab

8 Wickets

Indore

5 May 2017

Kings XI Punjab

16 Runs

Bengaluru

13 April 2018

Royal Challengers Bangalore

4 Wickets

Bengaluru

14 May 2018

Royal Challengers Bangalore

10 Wickets

Indore

13 April 2019

Royal Challengers Bangalore

8 Wickets

Mohali

24 September 2020

Kings XI Punjab

97 Runs

Dubai

 

Dream11 IPL 2020 RCB vs KXIP predicted XI: AB de Villiers (VC), Nicholas Pooran, Virat Kohli (C), Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikkal, Chris Gayle, Chris Morris, , Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi

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