KKR Playing 11: Kolkata Knight Riders will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 30th match of IPL 2021 here at Ahmedabad. KKR has failed to gain any sort of momentum so far. They have already lost 5 matches and another loss here can make their task difficult of qualifying for the playoffs. This will be the second time these teams are facing this season. In the first one, Maxwell and de Villiers took the game away from KKR in a belligerent display of batting. The overall head-to-head record is quite close but Kolkata leads Bangalore 14:13.
A few changes are expected from KKR at the top as their coach hinted after the last match. Karun Nair could replace Shubman Gill with Rahul Tripathi moving up to open the innings.
Eoin Morgan (C)
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Rahul Tripathi has been impressive in an otherwise disappointing show by KKR batsmen so far. Their strength lies in the middle order which has players like Morgan, Karthik and Russell. If they fire, their winning chance significantly increases. Pat Cummins will lead the bowling attack but the focus will be on spinners about how they stop Maxwell and de Villiers.
KKR Squad for IPL 2021
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on May 3 and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).