The 17th game of the IPL between RCB and KKR will be hosted by the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
The summer season has taken over in India and the sun will be out for the whole day in Bengaluru on Friday. But it will cool down considerably by the time the match will start. During the game, the temperature will hover around 29 Degrees Celsius and there is no rain whatsoever in the forecast.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
RCB – L, L, L, L, L
KKR – L, W, W, L, W
The Chinnaswamy pitch has changed this season. It is assisting the batsmen as far as the India-Australia T20I and the RCB’s home game is concerned. With small boundaries on offer, it could turn out to be another run-fest in Bengaluru.
Average first-innings score: 187 (from the last 5 night 20-over IPL games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost –3
Probable Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Parthiv Patel (wk)
- Marcus Stoinis
- Virat Kohli(c)
- AB de Villiers
- Moeen Ali
- Akshdeep Nath
- Washington Sundar
- Nathan Coulter-Nile
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Umesh Yadav
- Mohammed Siraj.
Bench – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Prayas Ray Barman, Colin de Grandhomme.
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Chris Lynn
- Sunil Narine
- Robin Uthappa
- Nitish Rana
- Andre Russell
- Dinesh Karthik (C & WK)
- Shubman Gill
- Piyush Chawla
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Lockie Ferguson
- Prasidh Krishna.
Bench: Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa.
There is no update on Sunil Narine’s update but he is likely to be fit after a significant break.
Umesh vs KKR in IPL: 9 matches 13 wickets 19.53 average
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – AB de Villiers (VC), Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Andre Russell (C)
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – AB de Villiers (C), Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Sunil Narine (VC), Andre Russell
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.