Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of KKR vs RCB cricket match from Abu Dhabi. Both teams look to consolidate their chances of qualifying from the playoffs as a resurging KXIP and Rajasthan Royals stand inches away from inflicting an upset. KXIP have won three in a row all against the top three, including a win against RCB, while the Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings. Both stand on the fifth and sixth spots each, two, and four points away from KKR and RCB, respectively. KKR will look to avenge their 82-run humiliation in their previous meetings against RCB while also looking to match them in the points table. Here you can follow all the updates of KKR vs RCB IPL match from Abu Dhabi. (LIVE STREAMING | SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Toss at 19:00 IST
19:01 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi
18: 55 IST: Aaron Finch: Absolutely loving it (playing for RCB), fantastic franchise, great bunch of people. The efforts that the franchise has done to keep us in good spirits and keep us occupied in the bio-bubble has been outstanding. I’ll do anything that the team needs (when asked if he was ready to bat down the order). One thing that our team’s got going forward very well is that everyone is willing to do whatever it takes that’s in the best interests of the team. If Virat and Simon thought that it was best, I’d be able to do anything. We have played most of our games in Dubai.
18:52 IST: Pitch report by JP Duminy and Daren Ganga: It’s a fresh pitch today in Abu Dhabi, as in Dubai – one of the square boundaries is short at 62m and 71 m, while the other side has boundaries sized at 74m and 80m respectively. Similarly, the straighter boundaries vary. One of the straight boundary is huge at 79m while the other straight boundary is the shortest of them all, at 59m. There should be appreciable bounce on this surface, especially with the new ball. There is an even covering of green grass, the surface is very hard as well.Nothing much in terms of spin on this wicket. They will have to use their guile, angles and mix things up to be successful here.
18:42 IST: KKR skipper Eoin Morgan set to become the 25th cricketer to feature in 300 T20 matches and third from England after Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright.
Our skipper is all set to make his 300th T20 appearance this evening!
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 21, 2020
18:40 IST: RCB skipper Virat Kohli all set for the crucial tie
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 21, 2020
18:35 IST: Both the sides have met on 26 occasions in T20s, with KKR winning 15 matches. In their last five matches, the Knight Riders have won three – however, RCB won the last two matches played between the two sides.