The famed pair have failed to get going so far with Kohli also looking out of sorts as far as his captaincy is concerned. Parthiv Patel got a defiant half-century the other day and the veteran stumper-batsman will look to carry forward his form against KKR as well.
Against KKR, it won’t be easy for the hapless hosts to register their first win of the campaign. The threat of Andre Russell who has been swatting the cricket ball like a fly is always there besides the likes of Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa and skipper Dinesh Karthik also being among runs.
KKR’s celebrated bowling line up will also look to cause the jittery RCB batting unit more trouble with Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla the three spinners that can cause damage.
In the head to head count too, KKR are ahead with 14 wins to RCB’s nine from 23 matches till date. Last year, the men in purple did the double over Kohli and Co.
When and what time will the Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 take place?
Match 17, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 will start at 08:00 PM IST on April 5.
Where will the Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 match take place?
Match 17, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 will take place at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Which channel will telecast Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 match?
Match 17, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 will be broadcasted in India on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD.
How to Watch the live streaming of the Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 online?
The live online streaming of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019 will be available on Hotstar app.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
RCB might rope in N Coulter Nile or Tim Southee to strengthen their pace attack. Shimron Hetmyer has failed in all four innings now. He will be under scrutiny!
RCB Team (from): Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
Probable XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee/N Coulter Nile, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Sunil Narine missed the last game and is expected to return against RCB on Friday. Nikhil Naik is expected to make way for him.
KKR Team (From): Dinesh Karthik (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Joe Denly, Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Anrich Nortje, Shubman Gill, Yarra Prithviraj
Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna.