Arena: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Date & Time: Today, April 5, 2019 – 10:00 PM (GMT +8)
Royal Challengers Bangalore is ready to host Kolkata Knight Riders following their terrible start in the 2019 IPL campaign. Moving forward, we are going to anticipate another thrilling contest in the 17th fixture of this tournament.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB will surely be determined ahead of this game as they are the only team in the league that remains winless so far. In fact, they started the competition by having lost all of their four previous matches and that is their worst-ever start in the Indian Premier League. They suffered defeats to the hands of Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and to Rajasthan Royals. Right now, the team is hoping that they could register their first victory when they take their opponent today.
Probable Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Akshdeep Nath, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Knight Riders are enjoying the event with a 2-1 win/loss record and they are now looking to seal the top spot on the points table when they visit the RCB. Currently, they are sitting comfortably at the fourth position in the standings. With their confidence right now, it seems that they will be looking to dominate the tie against the host team. Meanwhile, there sole defeat came against the Delhi Capitals.
Probable Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders:
Dinesh Karthik, C Lynn, R Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Sunil Narine, A Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, P Krishna, P Chawla, L Ferguson
So far, the two teams have a total of 23 matches, with RCB winning nine and KKR having 14 victories.
Key Players for the Royal Challengers Bangalore:
- Virat Kohli
- Marcus Stoinis
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Key Players for the Kolkata Knight Riders
- Nitish Rana
- Andre Russell
- Kuldeep Yadav
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