IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Face-Off, Mohammad Shami Vs Virat Kohli
KXIP vs RCB: Mohammad Shami won't be giving any quarter to his Team India skipper Virat Kohli when Kings XI Punjab take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Nor should he be expecting any.
Mohammad Shami bowling to Virat Kohli will be looked forward to
The fast bowler was in sensational form in the match against DC
Kohli's individual display against SunRisers Hyderabad was middling
When Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) meet Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second IPL 2020 contest for both sides, Mohammad Shami bowling to his India captain Virat Kohli will be something to look forward to. The fast bowler was in sensational form in the match against Delhi Capitals, while RCB skipper Virat Kohli would be plenty chuffed about beginning with a win over SunRisers Hyderabad. While Kohli's individual display in that match was middling, he is just too good a player to stay down for long, so Mohammad Shami will surely have his task cut out.
Kohli is as good as one gets in cricket, any form. His team may still be waiting for the elusive IPL title, but his form has not been in question.
Kohli, with 178 matches and 5426 runs at a strike rate of 131.53 is right up there when it comes to the big names in IPL. Five centuries, four of them consecutively in one season in 2016, and 36 half-centuries tell their own story.
Shami has 43 wickets from 52 matches and an economy of 8.87. He has, in the past, been guilty of spraying the cricket ball all over, but if KXIP's first match was any indication, he is right on the money for now and being in form on the given day is what is important.
So, a Shami-Kohli face-off is surely something that could see some fireworks, so stand by for that one.
Note: All stats courtesy iplt20.com