It is now customary to wonder before the start of every Indian Premier League season whether it will be the year when, finally, Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore can win the title. On paper, RCB have another power-packed squad as they seek the elusive title.

Here are the fixtures for RCB during the 2020 season and their results:

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RCB fixtures and results for IPL 2020

Match Day/Date/Time Venue Result Total points for season
SRH vs RCB 21 Sep, Mon (1930) Dubai RCB won by 10 runs 2
KXIP vs RCB 24 Sep, Thu (1930) Dubai RCB lost by 97 runs 2
RCB vs MI 28 Sep, Mon (1930) Dubai RCB won Super Over after a tied match 4
RCB vs RR 3 Oct, Sat (1530) Abu Dhabi RCB won by 8 wickets 6
RCB vs DC 5 Oct, Mon (1930) Dubai RCB lost by 59 runs 6
CSK vs RCB 10 Oct, Sat (1930) Dubai RCB won by 37 runs 8
RCB vs KKR 12 Oct, Mon (1930) Sharjah RCB won by 82 runs 10
RCB vs KXIP 15 Oct, Thu (1930) Sharjah RCB lost by 8 wickets 10
RR vs RCB 17 Oct, Sat (1530) Dubai RCB won by 7 wickets 12
KKR vs RCB 21 Oct, Wed (1930) Abu Dhabi RCB won by 8 wickets 14
RCB vs CSK 25 Oct, Sun (1530) Dubai RCB lost by 8 wickets 14
MI vs RCB 28 Oct, Wed (1930) Abu Dhabi
RCB vs SRH 31 Oct, Sun (1930) Sharjah
DC vs RCB  2 Nov, Mon (1930) Abu Dhabi

A recap of RCB’s matches during IPL 2020:

  1. For large part of the run-chase, it seemed as if Sunrisers Hyderabad will send RCB to yet another campaign-opening defeat. But much to the delight of Kohli and frustration of SRH fans, a remarkable eight-wicket collapse saw RCB start the season with a win. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:

2. Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul scored a record ton to take his team to a comfortable win. A truly forgettable day in the office for RCB. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:

3. Two matches bowling second, two matches won for RCB. Who would have thought? After a ABD-led batting effort, however, RCB almost conspired to lose a game they had under control. But Kohli and Co managed to clinch the tied game against Mumbai Indians after a Super Over. Read the report here and watch the highlights below:

4. Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their second successive win, their third of the season, to go top of the table. Virat Kohli returned to form as RCB defeated Rajasthan Royals convincingly. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

5. Virat Kohli’s decision to field first didn’t work out as Delhi Capitals registered a resounding 59-run victory in Dubai. Set a target of 197, RCB could manage just 137/9 with the skipper getting 43 off 39. Read the report here and watch highlights below:

6. Virat Kohli continued his return to form with a brilliant 52-ball 90 to power his team to 169/4. CSK never quite got going in the chase and ended up finishing with just 132/8 in their 20 overs. Read the match report here and watch highlights below:

7. AB de Villiers put on a masterclass to help RCB get to 194/2 after Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first on a sluggish pitch in Sharjah. The RCB bowlers then fired as a unit to help restrict KKR to 112/9 and earn a massive win. Read match report here and watch highlights below:

8. RCB’s inconsistent run continued as they came up short against Kings XI Punjab. Posting a competitive total on the board, RCB were at the receiving end of a KL Rahul batting masterclass that was well supported by Chris Gayle as they lost by 8 wickets. Read match report here and watch highlights below:

9. It looked like RCB had managed to mess up the chase once again but then AB de Villiers, who wasn’t held back this time, came to their rescue with a 22-ball 55 to help them beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. RR will walk away from this game feeling that they should have won given RCB needed 35 off 12 balls at one point but in the end, as RR skipper Steve Smith said, they just got ‘ABed’. Read match report here and watch highlights below:

10. Losing the toss proved to be a blessing in disguise for Royal Challengers Bangalore as their bowling unit destroyed the Kolkata Knight Riders batting lineup. Mohammed Siraj led the way with a sensational opening spell as RCB restricted KKR to just 84/8 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli and Co lost just two wickets in the chase to register a thumping win over their old rivals. Read match report here and watch highlights below:

11. Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets but Kohli’s men are all but through to the IPL 2020 play-offs. It won’t worry Kohli too much and he will take the opportunity to fine tune the bowling even more. Read match report here and watch highlights below:

Highlights videos courtesy: iplt20.com