Host Royal Challengers Bangalore will be playing their second home game of IPL 2019 against Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore on 5th April at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore .
The last time Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders was in May 2016 at the Eden Gardens. RCB have lost all the four matches they have played this season so far while KKR have won two matches and lost one.
Virat Kohli faces a herculean task of taking his team to first win of this edition of IPL. There might be some changes in the playing squad for RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore predicted playing 11:
Marcus Stoinis, Virat Kohli, Heinrich Klaasen , AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee
On the other hand, Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders won their first two matches comfortably.The batting side looks complete with Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell and captain Dinesh Karthik in form and changes are likely on the bowling side as the Bangalore pitch may be demanding.
Kolkata Knight Riders predicted playing 11:
Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (C) (W), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Carlos Brathwaite