Inclusion of Lockie Ferguson has added the strength to the Kolkata knight Riders Bowling lineup and he was the match winner against Hyderabad
Mr. 360 match winning performance against Rajasthan Royals must have boosted the confidence level of RCB coming into this match .
Bowling lineup of KKR looks a bit strong as compared to the RCB with the addition of Kuldeep Yadav and Lockie Ferguson in the side.
The Battle among teams are getting more and more intense as the Tournament progresses, now teams are aiming for the Playoff Spot being the main motive to win now. In Today's Match Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Both teams are coming from a win in the previous games and both were tuff games were they able to hold their nerves. Dinesh Karthik has been doing well as a finisher while the main finisher Dre Russ has been out of form and KKR will like him to contribute as he is the key link. Shubman Gill has played well but fails to accelerate in the middle overs which built pressure on other players. Eoin Morgan will hold the batting lineup together for KKR.In Bowling Department, Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson will be the pick of the bowlers. Inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav will give support to Varun Chakravarty. Sunil Narine may also play today given a chance as he is been cleared by ICC for Suspected action against KXIP.
The Star-Studded Team Royal Challengers Bangalore will be pleased with their performance till now in this Tournament and would like to add two crucial points in the Points Table. They will be thrilled after the game against Rajasthan where they clinch victory from the jaws of defeat from Rajasthan Royals. ABD was the main catalyst behind the victory smashing Quality Bowler Jofra Archer, such was his Aura. Virat Kohli is also hitting the ball well. Paddikal has also contributed when the team needs at the top of the order. Aaron Finch might miss today's game, Joshua Phillipe may be given a chance. Chris Morris has been the MVP for RCB picking wickets at crucial times and also can tonk the ball a long way in the latter part of the inning. Saini has been bowling at a really good pace troubling the batsman. Chahal will also get some purchase from the surface.
Before the last match, the average first inning total at Abu Dhabi was 167. However, a low score by CSK in the first innings would have dragged that average further down. Spinners and Pace bowler will get some purchase from this surface. The First batting team will be in the game if they could put a score in excess of 155+ .
Unlike the trend in the first half of the tournament, the teams batting second are enjoying their time of late. The same happened in the last match here too as dew made batting second a lot easier than it was in the first innings. So in Today's game we might see team bowling first considering the due factor and other factors.
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