Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore face-off, Mohammed Shami vs Virat Kohli
IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: Mohammad Shami was on fire for DC, responsible for three wickets.© BCCI / IPL
When Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) meets Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second IPL 2020 competition for both teams, Mohammed Shami will look to bowl his Indian captain Virat Kohli. The match against the Delhi Capitals paceman was sensational, while RCB captain Virat Kohli will have to churn a lot to start with a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Kohli’s personal performance in that match was undoubtedly, he is a very good player to stay down for a long time, so Mohammed Shami will definitely cut his work.
Kohli is as good in cricket as any. His team is still waiting for the elusive IPL title, but his form has not been questioned.
Kohli talks of big names in the IPL with 5426 runs at 178 matches and a strike rate of 131.53. Five centuries, four in a season, and 36 half-centuries in 2016 tell his own story.
Shami has 43 wickets in 52 matches and an economy of 8.87. He has, in the past, been blamed for punching a cricket ball everywhere, but if the first match at KXIP was any indication, he is right on the money for now and needs to be in form on the given day.
So, Shami-Kohli’s face-to-face can definitely be some fireworks, so stand for that one.
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com