Enduring a first half embarrassing performance shown by the Kolkata Knight Riders, captain Eoin Morgan looks forward to making certain changes to the team as also try their best to bounce back in all positive ways in the Indian Premier League. Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Rider will now be playing against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in what proves to be Virat’s last year of captaincy with the franchise held in the UAE today. The 2010 and 2014 IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders are struggling in sixth place winning only two in the last seven games, while Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently in third place.
Kolkata Knight Riders will be dependent on the opening pair of Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana as they look forward to exploiting a blistering start in the second leg. The powerhouse of Andre Russell is even more important with his hard-hitting knocks all over the park. There are also huge expectations from Dinesh Karthik as he looks forward to scoring some runs with the bat for his team after a poor display in India.
Kolkata Knight Riders have had a good track record against Royal Challengers Bangalore winning 18 of the 28 fixtures played. Meanwhile, the side lost against Virat’s men in the first leg by 38 runs, now looking to start fresh.
Royal Challengers Bangalore meanwhile will hope that Virat Kohli plays a commendable role throughout the second leg as he will focus on scoring more runs, after taking a huge call to drop down as the captain of RCB.
The duo pair of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal versus Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will be an eye to watch for the fans. The powerhouse of Glen Maxwell and Andre Russell will be a treat for the fans to watch in this anticipating fixture. It will be a difficult battle between these two teams with one looking to make a comeback and the other to make it to the playoffs.