Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Today at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru with an aim to secure their first win in this year’s IPL.
RCB who are hanging at the bottom of the table after losing their first four games are desperate for a win. On the contrary, their opponents KKR are well placed in the points table after winning two of their three games. The only loss KKR suffered was at the hands of Delhi Capitals.
Team India’s spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will also be Reuniting at the Chinnaswamy, ahead of Bangalore’s clash with Kolkata.
Where Royal Challengers Bangalore have all faced everything opposite to their expectations, they are now 0-4 down and considering the form and the opponent, it would be a huge task for Virat Kohli to bring his team out of this position.
On the other hand,
Kolkata Knight Riders had a flying start with two wins off their two matches and they are likely to go with the same playing 11 as they face Delhi Capitals. The trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine would be the key for KKR as they look to cash in on the spin-friendly track at Feroz Shah Kotla.
RCB: Virat Kohli (captain), A. B. de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Kulwant Khejroliya, Moeen Ali, Md. Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Parthiv Patel, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Akshdeep Nath, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Devdutt Padikkal.
KKR: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.