It’s Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number 3 of this year’s Indian Premier League. A much changed KKR side with Dinesh Karthik as debut captain faces against IPL 2018 favorites RCB. Both teams have lost their key players with Knight Riders omitting Gautam Gambhir with whom they won two titles and RCB let go of smashing opener Chris Gayle. Last night we saw the blitz from Bravo whose firing inning led to CSK’s first after two IPL seasons. Expect some fireworks tonight as KKR vs RCB is going to be a cracker of the match for sure.
KKR vs RCB Match 3, IPL 2018 Live Streaming info, Starting Lineups, Match Prediction
RCB’s star bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of IPL 2018 with injury and has been replaced by Tom Curran, the bowling all-rounder all the way from England. De Kock or McCullum will open for RCB alongside Parthiv Patel.
Chris Lynn, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are available for the game. Nathan Coulter-Nile had withdrawn from RCB squad and has been replaced by Corey Anderson. KKR vs RCB is today’s second match starts 8 PM IST from Eden Gardens, Kolkata. If we talk about head to head the Knight Riders hold a slight edge over Royal challengers with 11 wins while nine wins for the latter. Also, last season they had won both the home and away games against resilient RCB side.
|IPL Match 3, 2018||KKR vs RCB|
|Venue||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Date & Time||8 April, 8:00 PM IST|
|Live TV Broadcast||Star Sports Network|
|Live Stream||Airtel TV, Jio App, Hotstar|
Kolkata Knight Riders (Probable Starting Lineup): Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Probable Starting Lineup): Brendon McCullum, Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
IPL matches are unpredictable and this one is no exception. It has been a close contest whenever these two have faced each other in Last 10 IPL seasons. We’re betting our money on RCB as we expect Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to pull strings in their very first match of IPL 2018.