Kolkata Knight Riders have lost their previous match against Mumbai which was in their pocket for 15 overs and then Collapsed. They would like to improve their Performance,
Royal Challengers are the team in form being unbeaten till now in the Tournament and would like to continue their winning streak.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a more experienced bowling lineup as compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore with presence of Harbhajan Singh, Varun and Sakib as Spin options.
Today is the day when 14 years Ago , the first game of IPL was being played in 2008 between the same two teams who id going to take on each other i.e Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders would be really disappointed from their previous Encounter against Mumbai Indians. Nitish Rana is in Red Hot form this year. He will open with Shubman Gill with Rahul Tripathi and Sakib at 3 and 4. Captain Morgan has to lead from Front as he hasn't been in great form. Dre Russ also needs to step us as we haven't seen Long Sixes from him for which he is renowned. Dinesh Karthik will also have the Finishing Duties along Side Rusell. Bowling looks very Balanced with the spin trio of Bhajii, Varun and Sakib Al Hasan. Pat Cummins and Krishna will take upon the new ball for KKR.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are having a dream run in this IPL Winning the first 2 Games of the Tournament and the win from their last game will boost their Confidence as they have defended a score of 150. Virat Kohli will open with Paddikal. Glenn Maxwell at 3 played really well scoring a match defining half century against Hyderabad. ABD will come at 4. They have a got a power pack batting lineup. Dan Christian and Kyle Jamieson can also tonk the ball a long way. Spin Bowling will be lead by Yuzi Chahal and Washington Sundar. Shahbaz Ahmed also bowled a match turning over against Hyderabad taking 3 wickets in one over and was responsible for the Hyderabad Batting Collpase. Harshal Patel has also got many variations which will assist him in Chepauk. Siraj is also in very Good rhythm bowling with good pace.
The conditions in Chennai are going to be slow, low, and very helpful to the spinners. The new ball is when the batsmen can play freely because after that the situation seems to change dramatically. Hitting sixes has been difficult in matches played here and the death overs have not been very productive for the batting side. Anthing around 155-160 will be hard to chase.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. The previous two matches have shown just how difficult chasing can be and so the team that bats first should be seen as having a big advantage.
Charges - 2000/- Per Match