Kolkata Knight Riders vs RCB: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 35 will see the clash of Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens.

Kolkata Knight Riders are on the sixth position in the IPL points table. While Royal Challengers Bangalore are rock bottom with just one win so far.

Knight Riders lost their last game against Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. Their star man Andre Russell failing with the bat for the first time this season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their game to Mumbai Indians by five wickets. Their death bowling again let them down, has been the case in the past few seasons.

Form

Kolkata Knight Riders – WWLLL

Knight Riders have lost three of their past five games and now find themselves sixth on the points table. Andre Russell has been the only player who has made consistent contributions from his bat. Batsmen has let thee team down in recent games and need to perform better in case Russell misses next game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore – LLLWL

Bangalore is at the bottom of the points table in the IPL. They have won just one game so far. They still have Kohli and De Villiers in their lineup who can take the game away from any team by their batting abilities. Overall they have been worst of the eight teams so far.

Stadium

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Probable Lineups

Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Andre Russell/Carlos Brathwaite, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav.

Key Player

Sunil Narine (KKR)

If Andre Russell misses the next game or games Narine has to be the one who steps up. The West Indian has endured a tough season so far with many minor injuries affecting his rhythm with both bat and bowl. Narine is still the danger man for Kolkata and their opponents are wary of his abilities. He will be the key against RCB.

Virat Kohli (RCB)

If Royal Challengers Bangalore have any chance of winning games then either of Kohli or De villiers needs to play till 20th over. Kohli will be the key for Bangalore as he opens the innings for his side. If he can stay at crease for long Bangalore will surely get to a good score.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Parthiv

Batsmen – Kohli, Rana, De Villiers, Uthappa

All Rounder – Russell, Narine, Ali

Bowler – Chahal, P Chawla, Steyn

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