Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore on match 38 of DLF IPL 2012 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Kolkata Knight Riders – perhaps the most balanced team in the competitions were as good as Bangalore has some powerful hitters. Both teams will be eager to win today’s match because their past match was washed out due to rain KKR had two consecutive wins. However, RCB had won three on the trot. Discussing their first-met experience, Kolkata defeat Bangalore with a complete edge of 42 runs.
Bangalore has been more constant than Kolkata, mainly due to their top players Gayle, AB de Villiers and Tillakaratne Dilshan. In comparison, the big brands in the KKR get away haven’t resided up to their popularity, whether it’s Yusuf Pathan, Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis or Brendon McCullum, none of them has conducted up to the expectation they have set for themselves over the decades. The savior has been skipper Gautam Gambhir, who has led from the top side and is the crew’s maximum run-getter.
As the game progess the pitch is going to be much slower and spinners would be going to play a vital role in this match . In that situation, it won’t be a shock if we see Muttiah Muralitharan would be playing today’s match .But that will lead one of the overseas player to sit out for RCB, which could be a challenging choice to create for the think-tank. On the other hand, Kolkata will look to play with both Sunil Narine and allrounder Shakib Al Hasan to use in the spin-friendly circumstances at the Eden.
Expected 11 for today’s match :
Kolkata Knight Riders : Brendon McCullum, Gautam Gambhir (capt), Manvinder Bisla (wk), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, L Balaji, Brett Lee / Shakib Al Hasan
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Mayank Aggarwal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Daniel Vettori (capt), Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, KP Appanna, Harshal Patel
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