Cricket News sort by Indian T20 League 2020

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, who have often been in the battle for the best batsman of the current generation, will lock horns as Royal Challengers Bangalore face Rajasthan Royals in match number 33 of IPL 2020 at Dubai. RCB are well-placed at number three with five wins and three losses. However, they go into the contest having faltered against Kings XI Punjab in the previous game. Royals, on the other hand, are just above bottom-placed KXIP, with three wins in eight games. They go in having lost to Delhi Capitals twice in a week, the latest being by 13 runs.

In an interesting development in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp, Dinesh Karthik has decided to handover the captaincy of the franchise to England's World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan. KKR’s official website informed on Friday that Karthik wants to focus on his batting. The wicket-keeper batsman has had a tough time, managing only 108 runs from seven games at an average of 15.42

Punjab finally got their second win of the season with some solid batting performances from their skipper Rahul and comeback man Gayle, who smashed five sixes tonight. Chahal made things interesting by giving just a solitary run off the first five balls in the final over, but Pooran managed to guide them home.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians will have the definite edge when they take on an inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 32 of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai have been excellent in the tournament so far with five wins in seven games. KKR, on the other hand, are at the fourth position with four wins and three losses. They go into Friday’s contest having been bulldozed by RCB by 82 runs in their previous encounter.

DC pacers came back exceptionally well to win the match after being out of it for most part of the innings as they gave away only 25 in the final five overs. Shreyas Iyer injured his shoulder in the fifth over and Dhawan led the team in his absence to a fine victory by 13 runs.

Chris Gayle is all set to play his first match for Kings XI Punjab this season, and the struggling franchise would hope that his return can change the fortunes of the team for better. Punjab will have a tough task on hand when they face an in-form Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday. While Punjab have only won one out of seven games as they have failed to finish off matches, RCB are in the top half of the points table with five victories from seven games.

Chennai Super Kings finally batted first and that changed their fortunes as they registered a fine win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Watson and Rayudu hit impressive forties and Bravo, Thakur closed out the game with the ball as CSK defeated SRH by 20 runs.

Having stunned Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets following another super show by Rahul Tewatia, Rajasthan Royals will be keen to build on the triumph when they face Delhi Daredevils in the 30th match of IPL 2020 at Dubai. DC themselves suffered a setback when they put up a rather insipid performance to go down to defending champions Mumbai Indians without much of a fight. The last time these two teams met, Delhi had beaten Rajasthan by 46 runs. Steve Smith will thus be keen for a positive result when the sides clash again.

Languishing towards the bottom of the points table, at number seven to be precise, Chennai Super Kings are fast running out of time to revive their IPL 2020 campaign. Set to face Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai on Tuesday, CSK only have two wins to their name in seven games and are in severe danger of not making it to the play-offs for the first time. The only time they did not make the play-offs were when they were suspended from the tournament.