IPL 2020 — KXIP vs RCB: Sehwag backs ‘favourite’ KL Rahul to outscore Virat Kohli; read his 6 predictions
Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) today (September 24) in IPL 2020. Ahead of the big game, former India opener Virender Sehwag has made six predictions and one of them is his “favourite” KXIP captain KL Rahul will score more runs than his RCB counterpart Virat Kohli. Sehwag spoke about Bangalore-Punjab game on ‘Power Play with Champions’ chat show on Flipkart Video.
On being asked who will score more runs between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul?, Sehwag predicted that ‘Kadak Launda’ Rahul will score more runs today as his previous knocks have been really impressive. While India is in support of Kohli, Sehwag supports his “favourite” Rahul.
Will Mayank Agarwal score 50 runs in this match or not? Mayank will not be able to score 50 runs, according to Sehwag. He thinks that post the last match’s phenomenal performance, overconfidence will be a hindrance for opener Mayank. In their first game of the season, KXIP lost to Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Super Over.
Who will score more sixes between AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell? Sehwag believes that De Villiers will undoubtedly hit more sixes because Maxwell’s performance is not as consistent as the South African’s and the presence of Yuzvendra Chahal would also hamper Maxwell’s innings.
Who will take more wickets today, Chahal or Mohammed Shami? Chahal is likely to take more wickets as per Sehwag given that he will bowl strategically in the middle overs and the batsmen are likely to get out while trying to hit sixes and fours.
Which team will take more wickets during the powerplay? Sehwag predicts that Punjab will pick more wickets. The presence of Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav as opening bowlers for Bangalore may not give the team more wickets during the powerplay, according to him.
Who will win today’s match? Sehwag’s prediction for the final and most important question is that Bangalore will win the contest in Dubai.