KKR vs RCB Playing-11 IPL match to be held at Eden Gardens after four years

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11 Prediction: KKR team will play their home match after almost four years and team owner Shahrukh Khan may also be present during this time.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are in excellent form

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face a tough challenge from in-form Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their IPL match on Thursday. Kolkata are struggling to build a balanced team in the absence of their key players. But she would like to return to the winning track by taking advantage of the domestic conditions in this match. KKR has had a bad start to this season.

Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s family is in Bangladesh

The team’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh has been ruled out of the current season of IPL due to family reasons. Apart from him, the regular captain of the team Shreyas Iyer has also been ruled out as he has to undergo an operation for his back injury. Nitish Rana is handling the captaincy of KKR. But the franchise was expecting Iyer to join the team midway through the season but with him out, coach Chandrakant Pandit’s side is also struggling to find a good leader.

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KKR team will play home matches after about four years and team owner Shahrukh Khan can also be present during this time. KKR played their last match at Eden Gardens on April 28, 2019, in which they defeated Mumbai Indians by 34 runs.

KKR’s batting was weak

The team’s batting has weakened due to Iyer’s dismissal. In the last match against Punjab, the batsmen were disappointed and Andre Russell-Venkatesh Iyer’s 50-run partnership was the best. Afghanistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz played a flamboyant inning of 22 runs and will now be expected to do well in this match.

bowlers expressed concern

The main bowlers of KKR also scored a lot of runs against Punjab. Fast bowler Tim Southee and spinner Sunil Narine scored a lot of runs. This could not put pressure on the Punjab batsmen. The team management needs to work on the bowling as well.

The challenge of stopping Kohli-Duplessis

On one hand, where KKR’s poor bowling remains a matter of concern, on the other hand, stopping RCB’s star batsman Virat Kohli and captain Faf Duplessis has become a big challenge for the team. Virat scored an unbeaten 82 off 49 balls in the last match against Mumbai Indians. At the same time, Faf scored 73 runs in 43 balls.

Possible playing-11 of both the teams

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee/Lockie Ferguson, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf Duplessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj.

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