The Indian Premier League will have a game being played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the regular season on Friday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are the last placed side in the IPL right now and have lost all four of their games. The team has not improved at all from where they were last season, and can easily be said that they are worse as well. This is not the way captain Virat Kohli wanted to prepare himself for the ICC World Cup 2019, but he needs to show some character in order to bring this team out of this difficult situation. It will be interesting to see how they are going to be doing to deal with this pressure.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have lost only one game and it even came in the super-over. It was one of the best games in the tournament so far, and this team has no clear weakness which can be exploited. They are a genuine contender to win it all this time out, and with Dinesh Karthik at the helm, the franchise has got a captain who is experienced enough in the IPL. Along with their opponents, this team is one of the most glamour riddled ones, and always gets a lot of viewers tuning in given the fact that they are owned by Shah Rukh Khan.
Venue – M Chinnaswamy, Bangalore, India
Date & Time – 5th April | 8:00 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Dotball Team News
This pitch is one of the best in terms of having a batting friendly track. Matches in this ground are generally a high scoring encounter.
The Squads –
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 –
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 – AB de Villiers, Navdeep Saini/Washington Sundar, Shimron Hetmyer/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mohammed Siraj/Akshdeep Nath, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali/Tim Southee, Marcus Stoinis.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Lockie Ferguson, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik
Key Players –
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli | AB de Villiers | Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders – Dinesh Karthik | Andre Russell | Kuldeep Yadav
Captain: A Russell (KKR)
V Captain: AB de Villiers (RCB)