The Indian Premier League will have its 35th game being played as Kolkata Knight Riders host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the regular season on Friday.
Kolkata Knight Riders are two-time champions of the IPL and were going rather strongly this season. They were actually the only side left who were yet to show any weaknesses. But, the last few games have not favoured them at all, with two defeats on the trot. They sit in the 6th spot with an even record with four wins and losses. The franchise needs to better than what they have achieved so far or else will end up missing out on a spot in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore are having one of the worst seasons a team could’ve possibly had. They have played eight games and have lost seven of them already. Captain Virat Kohli would be shaking with rage as he tries to understand the ineptitude displayed by the players. The management needs to make some decisions based on Kohli as well, as he needs to be protected for the world both in terms of physical form and mental health.
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Date & Time – 19th April | 8:00 PM IST
KKR vs RCB Dotball Team News
This pitch is a typical Indian wicket which sees spinners come into play but there is always a due factor given that the stadium is closer to the sea.
The Squads –
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Harry Gurnley, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
Kolkata Knight Riders –Chris Lynn, Suni Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell/Carlos Braithwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Royal Challengers Bangalore –Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis/ Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Team
Key Players –
Kolkata Knight Riders – Chris Lynn | Nitish Rana | Sunil Narine
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli | AB de Villiers | Moeen Ali
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: D Karthik (KKR, 9 Cr)
Batsman: AB de Villiers (RCB, 10 Cr), V Kohli (RCB, 11 Cr), C Lynn (KKR, 9.5 Cr), S Gill (KKR, 8 Cr)
Bowlers: Y Chahal (RCB, 9 Cr), N Saini (RCB, 8 Cr), P Chawla (KKR, 8.5 Cr), K Yadav (KKR, 8.5 Cr)
All Rounders: S Narine (KKR, 9 Cr), M Ali (RCB, 8.5 Cr)
Captain: S Narine (KKR)
V-Captain: M Ali (RCB)