KKR and RCB To Lock Horns At Eden Gardens To Give Their Campaign A Positive Start 0

unnamed 1523041183835 300x178 - KKR and RCB To Lock Horns At Eden Gardens To Give Their Campaign A Positive StartThe third match of VIVO IPL is going to be something more than an ordinary T20 game. While the two times champion Kolkata Knight Riders will be eager to start the tournament with a win, the Royal Challengers Bangalore has a statement to make. It is a team that has some of the big guns of the shortest format, yet unable to achieve their maiden title. Also, KKR will be pumped up with the fact that the last time they met each other at the Eden Gardens, they got the better of RCB and restricted them to a total of 49 in their chase.

● Team News:

○ KKR:

The Knight Riders will like to settle down first. They will like Dinesh Karthik to keep up the legacy that Gautam Gambhir has left as a captain. Also, injury has been a real concern for the team. KKR will be missing someone like Mitchel Starc as he is out with an injury. Also, there are speculations about Narine’s bowling action in recent times.


Royal Challengers is one the teams in IPL which has big names in the overseas category. It will be a tough task for them to decide their four overseas players. However, it will be interesting to see how they handle the issue regarding their fragile middle order.

●Probable XI

1. Chris Lynn
2. Sunil Narine
3. Robin Uthappa( vc )
4. Nitish Rana
5. Shubman Gill
6. Dinesh Karthik( c )( wk )
7. Andre Russel
8. Shivam Mavi
9. Mitchel Johnson
10. Kuldeep Yadav
11. Kamlesh Nagarkoti

1. Parthiv Patel( wk )
2. Brendon McCullum
3. Virat Kohli ( c )
4. AB de Villiers
5. Mandeep Singh
6. Sarfaraz Khan
7. Colin de Grandhome
8. Washington Sundar
9. Cris Woakes
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

●Head to Head
Overall: 21
KKR: 12
RCB: 9

KKR seems to be ahead of RCB in the previous encounters. However, this time nothing can be said as both the teams have new players in the mix.

The match is to be played on 8th April, 2018.

This is the 2nd match of the day. The match will start from 8:00pm.

The iconic Eden Gardens, home ground of the Knights, is the venue.

●TV Broadcast

The match will be brought to you live by Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD.

●Streaming link :

You can get access of this match via Hotstar app.

●Writer’s Take

There is not much difference between both the teams on paper. However, keeping in mind the wicket of Eden Gardens, the home team seems to have an edge over the visitors. Though in a T20 match nothing can be said or predicted, as one good performance from any camp can turn the whole outlook of the game. Also, we have to keep in mind that if the track is more on the batting side, the chances of both teams are equal. Let’s see what happens on the night of 8th of April.