Dinesh Karthik won the toss and chose to field first.
Royal Challengers Banglore and Kolkata Knight Riders are going to clash in the 29th match of the Indian Premier League. Both teams happen to be in the middle of the points table standings and are looking forward to gaining the momentum. Kolkata has had a decent season so far whereas RCB has faced some major disappointments this season.
RCB have two wins in 6 matches, while KKR have 3 wins from 7 outings. RCB were defeated by the mighty Super Kings in their last match even after putting a challenging target of 206 runs for the CSK. Their bowlers just could not adapt to the destructive batting Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu put forward.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the two most accomplished batsmen in the RCB ranks; between them, they have scored more than half the runs scored by the team’s batsmen this season. This factor is a positive one and a negative one as well for the two players have been the only two fighters who have been performing as well.
RCB XI: Q de Kock, V Kohli, M Vohra, B McCullum, M Singh, C de Grandhomme, M Ashwin, T Southee, U Yadav, M Siraj, Y Chahal.
KKR XI: C Lynn, S Narine, R Uthappa, N Rana, D Karthik, S Gill, A Russell, S Mavi, P Chawla, M Johnson, K Yadav.