Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab 31st Match Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore Cricket Logo
Royal Challengers Bangalore
171/6 in 20.0
8.55
Kings XI Punjab Cricket Logo
Kings XI Punjab
177/2 in 20.0
8.85
Oct 15, 202014:00
Sharjah Cricket Stadium - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Finished
Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wkts
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RCB vs KXIP Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore To Win the Match, 1.66
Read our quick thoughts
  • Kings XI Punjab are coming off a deflating win, bouncing back after which is never easy for any team
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have been in a rampaging mood in their recent matches and the recent experience of playing at this surface should play to their advantage
  • Kings XI Punjab are still searching for their perfect combination and they could be a bit vulnerable in the upcoming contest
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RCB
0.0%
KXIP
100.0%
  • TournamentIndian Premier League 2020
  • DateOct 15, 2020
  • FormatT20
  • VenueSharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Time14:00
  • WeatherClear Sky, 32% Humidity, 29.88℃

RCB vs KXIP Live Score

  • Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Lokesh Rahul

Royal Challengers Bangalore

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Aaron Finch 20 18 2 1 111.11
IU Tillakaratna 10 5 0 1 200.00
Shivam Dube 23 19 0 2 121.05
Virat Kohli 48 39 3 0 123.08
Devdutt Padikal 18 12 1 1 150.00
AB de Villiers 2 5 0 0 40.00
Washington Sundar 13 14 1 0 92.86
Chris Morris 25 8 1 3 312.50
BowlerOMRWECO
Arshdeep Singh 2.0 0 20 1 10.00
Mohammed Shami 4.0 0 45 2 11.25
Chris Jordan 3.0 0 20 1 6.67
Ravi Bishnoi 3.0 0 29 0 9.67
Glenn Maxwell 4.0 0 28 0 7.00
Murugan Ashwin 4.0 0 23 2 5.75

Kings XI Punjab

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Chris Gayle 53 45 1 5 117.78
Lokesh Rahul 61 49 1 5 124.49
Nicholas Pooran 6 1 0 1 600.00
Mayank Agarwal 45 25 4 3 180.00
BowlerOMRWECO
M Siraj 3.0 0 44 0 14.67
IU Tillakaratna 2.0 0 14 0 7.00
YS Chahal 3.0 0 35 1 11.67
Washington Sundar 4.0 0 38 0 9.50
Chris Morris 4.0 0 22 0 5.50
NA Saini 4.0 0 21 0 5.25

RCB vs KXIP Match Prediction & Analysis

A five-day break is a luxury to have in a tournament as fast-paced as the Indian Premier League. Well, Kings XI Punjab would have thoroughly enjoyed their luxurious break of five days, but have an uphill climb ahead of them. The Kings from Punjab are almost in a do-or-die situation and will need to register a win in their upcoming contest unless they want to become the first team to be eliminated from the reckoning for the playoffs.

Their next assignment isn't easy, considering that they'd be up against a team that appears to be in a rampaging mood at the moment. Royal Challengers Bangalore, quite unlike them, are sitting comfortably in the top half of the points table and will rise to the top spot if they manage to win this, provided a couple of other results go their way. This is a high stakes encounter for both sides, more so for Kings XI Punjab, and a cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards. The fact that this match is to be played at the highest-scoring venue of the tournament - Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah adds to the excitement of this match, which is to be played on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Team Previews

Royal Challengers Bangalore

At precisely the same point in the last edition of IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore were struggling to find their feet and had lost each of their six completed matches and stared at a glaringly difficult situation. The tables have turned this year and they have a relatively simpler task ahead of them. They can make that even simpler by winning the upcoming contest, but a loss as well, won't really hamper their chances unless they play extremely poorly from here. Having said that, complacency is the last thing that should creep into their skipper's mind and RCB are likely to come fully prepared in their upcoming contest as well.

With Chris Morris back into the side, the Challengers' bowling looks pretty lethal all of a sudden. The likes of Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, and Mohammad Siraj have all done in the recent respective matches that those players have played and the two recent-most results are evidence of that. The bowlers did exceedingly well at Kolkata Knight Riders on a ground that had been a road to bowl on. However, bowling to an altogether different - perhaps more powerful batting lineup would be a bigger test for their bowlers in this upcoming match.

While Virat Kohli found scoring at Sharjah Cricket Ground a tad difficult, AB de Villiers made batting look easy. It was only the innings of AB de Villiers that propelled the Challengers to a total of 194, which was at least a good 20 runs more than the par score. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch got RCB off to a decent start and the experience of having played at this wicket should be of immense help for the Challengers' opening pair. Also, we expect Virat Kohli to be better equipped to handle the slow nature of the surface. Although he managed to accelerate towards the end of the first innings against KKR, he could score only one boundary in his entire knock despite playing 28 deliveries.

On paper, Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to be a pretty well-balanced team, especially with the way their bowlers have been doing. Historically, RCB used to be a top-heavy team, but that hasn't been the case this year. Having said that, their new-look bowling attack is still not tested at the death and in pressure-cooker situations and it would be interesting to see how the bowlers respond to the pressure.

Their batting, on the other hand, seems to be fully equipped and is arguably RCB's stronger suit. Though they are reliant on ABD and Virat to do the most of the damage, there have already been cases in the tournament wherein the Challengers have done well despite either of those two not firing. The presence of Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, and Chris Morris adds depth to their batting order and Virat Kohli reiterated this by replacing Gurkeerat Singh Mann with Mohammad Siraj in the last match. Unless there are any injures, we expect the Royal Challengers Bangalore to field the same eleven as they did in their last outing. And just as was the case in the last match, beating RCB would take a massive effort.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikal, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, NA Saini, YS Chahal.


Kings XI Punjab

If Kings XI Punjab had a choice to pick a side that they want to be up against being in the situation they're in, there are high chances that they'd have zeroed-in on Royal Challengers Bangalore. In fact, the only win that KXIP have got so far has come over RCB, albeit at a different venue.

In that match, it was KL Rahul that went berserk against the Challengers' bowlers, although with luck favoring him. While KL Rahul has scored runs in heaps after that as well, he hasn't scored runs at the pace he'd have liked to. In fact, he has only dragged the team back with his under-par strike-rate on a few occasions. With the kind of middle-order that the Kings have, playing fearlessly at the top would be a key in the upcoming match.

A five-day-long break would have given the management of KXIP a lot of time to ponder upon the gaps that they need to plug going forward in the tournament. We expect them to bring Chris Gayle into the playing eleven and his presence could be of colossal advantage on a ground with short boundaries. With the likes of Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, and Nicholas Pooran already doing well, Kings XI Punjab will have a terrific batting lineup if Chris Gayle does play in the upcoming match.

It has also been baffling to see KXIP take some unwarranted decisions. With 21 needed off 16 against KKR, they sent in Simrat Singh to finish the job with Glenn Maxwell available as well. That move eventually backfired as Simran consumed three dot balls, putting an extra bit of pressure on KL Rahul - the set batsman at that time. Kings XI Punjab lost that match by two runs, the match that should never have entered the 20th over of the second innings.

Kings XI Punjab's bowlers did well against Kolkata Knight Riders and looked hungry from the very first over. The addition of young Arshdeep Singh seems to be working to perfection for them. Arshdeep, bowling in tandem with Shami, was brilliant against KKR as the pair didn't give too many runs away in the first few overs. Ravi Bishnoi, as well, has bowled in a terrific manner in the last few matches and could be the bowler to watch out for in the upcoming match. Jordan and Mujeeb, however, conceded 81 runs off their 8 overs combined and one of those could sit out in the upcoming contest.

While the kind of defeat that Kings XI Punjab face can deflate even the best teams in the business, a long break is likely to have immensely helped them. It has been a difficult tournament so far for the Kings XI Punjab and they seem to be just losing the plot. They need a miraculous comeback to qualify for the playoffs from here. It has been done in the past by other teams in the past is certainly a possibility this time as well. Besides, Kings XI Punjab have a terrific batting lineup, which could destroy even the best bowling attacks in the world. They'd need to show more intent and hunger at the top and if they are successful in doing so, we might well see the resurgence of KXIP in the second half of the IPL 2020.

Kings XI Punjab Playing 11

Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

RCB vs KXIP Toss Prediction

The ground that appeared to be a batting paradise in the earlier part of the tournament, but hasn't stayed so as the tournament has progressed. As seen in the last two matches here, batting has gotten increasingly difficult. Even though the short boundaries have helped, timing the ball has been exceptionally difficult. With sun shining bright over the last few days and forecasted to be the same on the match day as well, the surface is likely to be dry and assistance of spinners will be there. Though the average total batting first at this ground in the tournament so far has been around 200, the team batting first here should be happy with anything over 180 in the upcoming match.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

While Sharjah is a difficult venue to set a total, the captain winning the toss here will be a bit reluctant to bat second here considering the results of the last couple of matches. Also, unlike the case was in the first half of the tournament, the recent trend has been to bat first after winning the toss. We expect the captain winning the toss to keep the trend intact and elect to bat first.

RCB vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the 31st Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match, which is to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. Don't forget to check back the latest updated Dream11 team lineup right after the toss.

RCB vs KXIP Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • AB de Villiers (VC)
    • Nicholas Pooran
  • Batsmen:
    • Virat Kohli (C)
    • Mayank Agarwal
    • Devdutt Padikkal
  • All-rounders:
    • Washington Sundar
    • Chris Morris
    • Glenn Maxwell
  • Bowlers:
    • Mohammad Shami
    • Yuzvendra Chahal
    • Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Dream11 Prediction

RCB vs KXIP Betting Tips

The earlier meeting between these two sides resulted in a rather anti-climatic finish as Kings XI Punjab won by 97 runs. While Royal Challengers Bangalore have more or less recovered after that, Kings XI Punjab failed to win any match after that win. This match might well lift the spirits of the team and the players and might well prove to be the tonic that Kings XI Punjab need. Having said that, the probability of that happening seems to be bleak largely because of the recent form two sides have been in. For that as well as the other reasons stated above, Royal Challengers Bangalore walk in as firm favorites to emerge on top in the upcoming encounter.

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Kings XI Punjab have so far been the worst-bowling side in the tournament and have found picking up wickets a tad too tough. Besides, KXIP will be up against a batting lineup that features few of the best batsmen of the game. Considering those factors and the form that RCB's bowlers have been in, the best bowler of the match should come from RCB's camp.

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    KL Rahul - Total Sixes

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Ground with small boundaries and an in-form batsman - perfect ingredients for a swashbuckling knock. KL Rahul scored a fifty the last time he played here and we expect him to build on his form. He is likely to open the innings and will have ample time to get set and then go for the big ones. Hitting a six should be like a walk in the park for him.

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    Top Batsman - Runs In The Match

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Though the surface is likely to be slow, any batsman once set is likely to thrive here. We saw that happen with AB de Villiers taking the bowlers to the cleaners in the previous match here. Dismissing batsmen here will be difficult and we expect the best batsman of the match to score at least 71 runs by himself.

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    Match Total Runs - Under 380.5

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While this venue is known to be a high-scoring ground, this has not been the case in the last few matches. While we expect the team batting first to score a towering total here, the same is not expected for the team batting second. We saw that happening in the last two matches here and is likely to happen in this match as well. Bet on the total runs scored in this match to be below 380.5.

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    Virat Kohli to Hit 3+ Sixes

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Considering the kind of Cricket Virat Kohli has played in his recent outings, it is difficult to ignore him. He has arguably been the most consistent batsmen and will want to take advantage of the short boundaries at this ground. Though he looked a bit uncomfortable in the last match, he will be better prepared to handle the pace of the surface in this match. With the rewards on offer, this punt is certainly worth the risk.

RCB vs KXIP Betting Tips

Royal Challengers Bangalore To Win the Match, 1.66

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Who will win RCB vs KXIP?

Royal Challengers Bangalore 69.7% (6004)
Kings XI Punjab 30.3% (2607)
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Sgaik
Punjab win
2020-10-14 02:20:15
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Anonymous
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2020-10-14 06:06:34
Anonymous
Hahaha
2020-10-14 15:49:46
Rcb
Rcb
2020-10-15 00:03:53
Toss
Rcb
2020-10-15 03:57:01
Anonymous
Cal ke match mein Jhooth bola tha
2020-10-15 10:14:40
Anonymous
S
2020-10-15 11:54:20
toss jito match jit
Raju
2020-10-15 12:31:13
Rcb
Evn win
2020-10-15 13:15:24
Anonymous
Pajab
2020-10-15 14:19:31
Mahesh
Rcb win
2020-10-14 05:25:25
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Hi
Dg
2020-10-14 15:44:26
Rcb
Win
2020-10-14 16:38:35
Mahesh
Rcb will win
2020-10-14 05:25:35
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Anonymous
NO
2020-10-15 07:16:17
Naveen
Rcb
2020-10-14 08:19:03
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Anonymous
Nice choice bro
2020-10-15 01:40:17
Naveen
Rcb
2020-10-14 08:19:12
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Dev@
How you know next match kL rahul did not play
2020-10-14 10:28:56
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Anonymous
My sixth sence
2020-10-14 18:07:42
Such me ko rahul nah
Such me
2020-10-15 04:57:16
Anonymous
Rahul jaldi out hoga aaj
2020-10-15 05:33:35
sagar
take gayle in ur team
2020-10-15 09:06:17
Dev@
How you know next match KL rahul did not play
2020-10-14 10:30:15
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It's not about wheat
Abhishek@
2020-10-14 17:44:51
Anonymous
Why
2020-10-15 06:13:47
Pranav
RCB will win
2020-10-14 15:55:02
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Pranav
RCB will win
2020-10-14 15:55:13
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Anonymous
Rcb win
2020-10-14 20:58:24
Pnj
Win
2020-10-15 04:02:48
Anonymous
Ss
2020-10-15 06:08:24
Ritik
Toss winner 100%
2020-10-14 17:46:11
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King
Who toss
2020-10-15 08:12:58
Satya
Punjab will win the toss
2020-10-15 08:36:03
TOSS RCB
TOSS RCB
2020-10-15 10:34:18
Naveen
Rcb
2020-10-15 11:37:24
Anonymous
Rcb
2020-10-15 12:53:28
Ritik
Toss winner?
2020-10-14 17:46:30
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Rcb
Rcb
2020-10-15 07:34:21
Ritik
Toss winner
2020-10-14 17:46:35
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Rohit singh
All are fake guys... todays match predictions was wrong.. so, play with your ability..
2020-10-14 18:02:28
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Rohit singh
Todays match predictions was wrong .. so play with your ability guys...
2020-10-14 18:03:26
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Anonymous
how you know today's prediction is wrong
2020-10-15 07:33:30
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Sk
2020-10-15 12:45:49
Anonymous
U said right
2020-10-15 19:58:01
G.marcella Zitu
Jacpot match tommrow.come & collect your report
2020-10-14 18:05:38
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bro match predicton
rcv vs punjab
2020-10-15 13:16:07
Ajay
Punjab win
2020-10-14 18:17:23
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Veeresh
Rcb
2020-10-14 18:24:52
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Veeresh
Rcb
2020-10-14 18:24:57
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Sachin
You win mach
2020-10-14 19:23:50
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NAMAN ISSAR
RCB WILL WIN BECAUSE HE IS IN THE GOOD FORM FROM HIS PREVIOUS MATCHES
2020-10-14 20:03:59
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Adnan
Rcb win
2020-10-14 20:33:57
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Virat kholi
Rcb win
2020-10-14 20:58:52
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Rcb
Win
2020-10-14 20:59:05
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Jahidul
KXIP win
2020-10-14 22:32:30
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TOSS RCB
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2020-10-15 10:35:04
Furkam
RCB win
2020-10-15 01:57:27
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Netik
Punjab win hogi
2020-10-15 02:04:50
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Suban Ghosh
I think pith prediction need to be more specific
2020-10-15 02:10:53
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Binod kumar
Rcb win
2020-10-15 02:34:38
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DATTAHARI KOPRE
RCB WIN
2020-10-15 03:07:55
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Vicky
RCB/ kxip who win the match
2020-10-15 03:34:49
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RCB
RCB will win
2020-10-15 03:57:26
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Manyi
Rcb will win
2020-10-15 03:58:09
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Manyu
Rcb will win
2020-10-15 03:59:07
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MANOHAR.K
Rcb win
2020-10-15 04:01:15
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Arj
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2020-10-15 04:13:24
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Who win toss sir
Aaj toss winner koun
2020-10-15 07:21:26
Anonymous
Toss
2020-10-15 11:00:33
Sachin doye
Whose chance win sir in today
2020-10-15 04:55:12
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Punjab
Punjab
2020-10-15 05:58:41
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Who will win today
Who will win today
2020-10-15 08:54:41
Punjab
Bangalore
2020-10-15 05:59:11
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Sure
Sure
2020-10-15 08:55:46
sreemanth
anonymus on RCB side one side match virat and abd are going to show their form once again
2020-10-15 06:09:33
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Shivanand
RCB will win
2020-10-15 06:28:17
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Ha
Ha
2020-10-15 07:05:01
Anonymous
Punjab will win
2020-10-15 08:36:26
Who will win today a
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2020-10-15 08:57:16
Uday kumay tandur
Hyderabad win
2020-10-15 06:59:36
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Uday kumay tandur
Hyderabad to win the prediction
2020-10-15 07:00:09
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Chandra
Today toss
2020-10-15 07:19:00
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Veeresh
Bhai Rahul nahi khelta kya aaj
2020-10-15 08:17:51
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Sampath Kumar
TODAY RCB WIN
2020-10-15 08:24:18
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Sampath Kumar
Today Rcb Win The Match
2020-10-15 08:24:48
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Smit
?Kasa bhai
2020-10-15 17:10:58
lakhi
Punjab win
2020-10-15 08:25:55
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Adarsh tiwari
RCB will win the match and toss also
2020-10-15 08:26:50
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Adarsh tiwari
RCB
2020-10-15 08:27:28
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Anonymous
Pajab win
2020-10-15 13:04:52
Ashik shetty
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2020-10-15 08:32:08
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Sahir baloch
Who will win today match and who's player scored today??
2020-10-15 09:03:46
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K l rahul
G Maxwell
2020-10-15 09:27:08
Sahir baloch...
Who will win today match and who's player scored today
2020-10-15 09:04:12
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IPL T-20
2020-10-15 12:48:38
RCB
E sala cup ???? namde
2020-10-15 09:21:44
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Das
Rcb won this match
2020-10-15 09:24:28
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Rock
kya yeh pridiction sahi hoti hei?
2020-10-15 09:42:55
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Rock
Mujhe sahi pridiction create karo, 50% tumhara.
2020-10-15 09:43:59
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Iplt20
2020-10-15 12:48:18
Anonymous
Bhai ager inke paas sahi production hota to ye team nhi dikhate
2020-10-15 13:31:10
Ra
Cal ke match mein Jhooth bola
2020-10-15 10:14:22
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???????? *INDIAN PRE
Ipl t20
2020-10-15 12:47:58
Ra
2020-10-15 10:14:50
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VS
Bc pichla RR wala match to hewaa diye
2020-10-15 10:22:58
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VS
Bc pichla RR wala match hrwa diye
2020-10-15 10:23:20
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???????? INDIAN PREM
IPL T-20
2020-10-15 12:47:26
Rcb win the match
Rcb win the match
2020-10-15 10:48:01
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Ameer basha Bhai
Rcb win the match
2020-10-15 10:56:01
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Ameer basha Bhai
Kxip win the match
2020-10-15 10:56:34
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Rock
Bhai match kaun jeet raha hai
2020-10-15 12:00:26
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kallal
Toss jito match jito
2020-10-15 12:27:14
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Panjab
Panjab
2020-10-15 12:29:15
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Amar
Toss kon jitaga
2020-10-15 13:22:31
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Bai jeta ga nhi koi btyo yaro
2020-10-15 15:51:29
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Lund ka sodagar
Bosdii Valo tumhara copy krke lagya mene dream 11 me madrchod 40 lakh se nich nii gya ab tak ....or bolte ho ki humari prediction wrong nii hoti ...are lwde ki tumhari predicted...paisa barbad bc ????
2020-10-15 16:55:07
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flop prediction toda
flop prediction today
2020-10-15 17:42:39
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Rj
I was trust u prediction ????
2020-10-15 18:06:57
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Rahman
I was trust you prediction
2020-10-15 18:08:12
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Abhinav.R
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2020-10-16 03:11:12
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Tarun
Prediction wrong continously two days
2020-10-16 10:58:23
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Tarun
Prediction wrong for continously 2 days ! It's not fair
2020-10-16 10:58:52
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