RCB vs KKR: As the tournament is progressing, things are getting bad to worse for RCB. After featuring in 4 matches, they are still eyeing their first win of the season. Nothing is going their way and the skipper is livid with his team and his individual performance as well.
The Knight Riders will be coming after a good 5 days lay-off. They last played against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla which ended in favor of the home side after a thrilling super-over.Their preparations look solid and are raring to get going. It won’t be an easy task for RCB to stop the juggernaut of KKR who are definitely looking a team to beat this season so far.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
- RCB will once again look for some alternatives in their eleven.
- The overseas pace duo of Tim Southee and Nathan Coulter-Nile can replace Shimron Hetmyer and Moeen Ali who have done nothing so far.
- RCB should show some confidence in their Indian batting contingent with the likes of Gurkeerat Mann, Akshdeep Nath, and all-rounders Washington Sundar and Pawan Negi.
- For KKR, both Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have been seen practicing which means they are expected to feature in this contest.
- Nikhil Naik who replaced Sunil Narine in the last game will sit out if he plays.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11
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.