The sixth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. It might be a bittersweet match-up for RCB fans as they will witnessing to play some former players playing for the opposition.
RCB won their first game owing to a brilliant performance from their bowling attack, led by Yuzvendra Chahal’s magical spell, that paved the way for their first win of the season. However, Virat Kohli and his men are in for a stern test against KXIP, who has a resourceful unit in place with Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul looking to get one over their former team.
With the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Shami in decent form as well, KL Rahul and his men should prove to be a handful as they eye their first win of the season. They don’t have the best of records against RCB with both their IPL 2019 league games ending in defeats.
If the previous IPL 2020 games in Dubai are any indicators, fans can be expecting an absolute thriller come Thursday. Let us take you all to the Probable Fantasy XI you can create with the following tips:-
With none of the players having much of a practice, KL Rahul seems to be a better pick as he has been known for making a strong comeback and he will be much more effective on slow pitches this season. However, for RCB, Joshua Phillippe Sanju Samson is expected to keep wickets as he is known for playing match-winning knocks, but in order to maintain the balance of the IPL Fantasy XI, Rahul seems better pick.
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, and Devdutt Padikkal have always been the prime contenders for the fantasy cricket. Even, Riyan Parag can also be added in fantasy cricket and that will depend on the balance of the squad. Apart from them, there are some useful batsmen in the line-ups as well, like Sarfraz Khan, and Mandeep Singh (if he plays).
There are some really reliable all-rounders in both the teams but citing the slow pitch in Dubai, Krishnappa Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, and Shivam Dube seems to be the perfect fit. Apart from them, the good all-rounders for IPL fantasy cricket is Washington Sundar.
Both the teams don’t have decent bowling line-ups but they have managed to do a decent job. Bowlers like Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Navdeep Saini, and Mohammed Shami become the obvious choices for the IPL Fantasy XI on the sticky track of Dubai. Apart from them, some crucial bowlers can be like, Chris Jordan and Sheldon Cottrell.
Fantasy Suggestion #1
KL Rahul (c), Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch (vc), Mayank Agarwal, Shivam Dube, Krishnappa Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, and Ravi Bishnoi
Fantasy Suggestion #2
KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mayank Agarwal, Devdutt Padikkal (vc), Krishnappa Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, and Ravi Bishnoi