After successful two out of their first two matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to make it three out of three once they tackle Kolkata Knight Riders (RCB) of their subsequent encounter on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium right here on Sunday afternoon.
Spin might be a vital weapon once more for RCB as KKR confirmed their incapability to deal with spin of their earlier match towards Mumbai Indians, freely giving 4 wickets to leg-spinner Rahul Chahar.
RCB left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed performed a vital function on a sticky pitch within the match towards SunRisers Hyderabad as he made the ball flip and compelled the SRH batsmen to throw away their wickets.
With KKR additionally possessing a really sturdy spin bowling line-up, the efficiency of spinners from the 2 sides might very properly determine the course of Sunday’s first match.
This can even be the primary match of this season to be performed within the afternoon and have a 3.30 p.m. begin. Naturally, the dew issue won’t come into play.
Quite the opposite, the latter a part of the match might see the ball swing because the temperature dips.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who has bought equivalent scores of 33 (29 balls) within the first two matches, will look to get his first half-century of the season.
It would not be stunning to see KKR captain Eoin Morgan, who employed his spinners to bowl 5 of the primary six overs towards MI, use spin early towards the opening duo of Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal, each of whom relish the ball coming onto the bat.
KKR: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wicketkeeper), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Eoin Morgan (captain), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Chopping, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen (wicket-keeper), AB de Villiers (wicket-keeper), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Child, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, Okay.S. Bharat.
Match begins at 3.30 p.m.
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