Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore ipl first match 2018 live update: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore live stream score update, match highlights
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore ipl 3 match 2018 live update: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore live stream score update, match highlights

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore ipl match no 3 2018 live update: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore live stream score update, match highlights

  PREVIEW ipl MATCH 3:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore live update : A newly form Kolkata Knight Riders batting coach Simon Katich on Thursday said that the indian captain Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore as the favouritesin the opening IPL encounter between the two sides on Sunday.

gautam Gambhir, who led KKR to IPL titles in 2012 and 2014, left the kkr franchise to join his home team Delhi Daredevils, now the KKR management  has appoint india wicket keeper batsman  Dinesh Karthik as skipper for the 11th edition who was the star player with bat in nidhas trophy final against bangladesh in final

Karthik, riding high after an unbeaten eight-ball 29 where he clobbered a last-ball six to singlehandedly guide India to a four-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-series in Sri Lanka, will have his task cut out.

Dinesh karthik kkr captain  said in one press confrence that”I’m aware of the expectations it is not easy to fill the place of gautam gambhir .  in a press confrence when he ask about  Whether there would be pressure, he replied  ‘yes’. As a captain,  he said  you’re expected to at least go to the playoffs, that’s the least anybody can expect Karthik’s last ball six in his eight-ball 29 not out had sealed a thrilling chase against Bangladesh in the T20 Trination final in Colombo last month. “That’s a good takeaway for me from that game. It gives me a lot of confidence in my batting skills. It’s important that I keep using that as an experience where I can propel to do better things in the future ,” It will be a litmus test first up for  Karthik  and his newly form kkr against RCB who once again look very strong on paper and had very good players like virat kohli and ab devilliers they both are in very good form .

Royal challengers banglore skipper  Virat Kohli

is all set to give up his opening slot and will bat at No. 3, a position he has made his own in the national team. ROyal challrengers Bangalore team has multiple opening options royal challenger bangalore has batsman like Quinton de Kock, Brendon McCullum, Parthiv Patel who can open the inning for rcb ,and they also hadvery good  local indian domestic players like Mandeep Singh and Manan Vohra to name a few.

“In the past, it was more or less that I had to. I quite enjoyed that role. Predominantly, I will start at number three, having specialists at that order and that I have done well for Indian team at no 3.”I’ve a good understanding of playing at that position (No 3) and gives the team a lot of stability. I see myself starting there but it depends on who we playing against. But we are going to be flexible, adapting to different conditions,” Kohli added on the eve of their IPL opener against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.

indian captain virat Kohli scored 1,750 runs as an opener from 43 innings at an average of 53.03. virat kohli led rcb alway had great batting lineup but this time royal challenger banglore  had let go players like  Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, KL Rahul and Kedar Jadhav  and ony retain 3 player which include ab devilliers  indian  captain virat kohli  and sarfraz khan which was very surprising for every one– while bolstering their bowling attack in Chris Woakes, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali and Washington Sundar.

” this time It’s not going to be RCB batting versus KKR bowling. You will be surprised to see our bowling dominating in this IPL  . It will be a pleasant surprise for everyone to see RCB’s bowling coming along nicely and not just relying on batting,” the 29-year-old said.

On their decision to let go Chris Gayle, he said: “Taking nothing away from Chris, we decided to go in with the balance that can sustain in the next three years. We did not want to be relying on 2-3 people all the time We thought infusing new people in the team would give us the balance we require and strengthen areas we wanted to,” said RCB skipper Virat Kohli. RCB, Kohli said, are now looking to being a unit and not rely on one or two people and those were few reasons behind it   RCB were shot out for their lowest ever score of 49 and Kohli said they have put it behind immediately after the match.

“We don’t have bad records here. It was just a one off game we had here. It was bizarre, very rarely you get out for 49 with that kind of batting.” KKR will have a new skipper in Dinesh Karthik and Kohli hailed the Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman.

“I am very happy for him that he has been given this responsibility. He has got really good cricketing brain. I am sure he will do a good job for KKR,” Kohli said. Looking forward to embrace the challenge, Karthik on his part said: “I will be looking to stay as calm as I can. Lot of times I am sure I will be put under the pump and I have to be able to react in a calm manner without getting too emotional about it.”

Kohli and  his team . was at bottom of table  last time  indian  premier league and since the start of the IPL have come close to laying their hands on the elusive trophy thrice – in 2009, 2011 and 2016.

But once again, the Bangalore-based outfit have put together an impressive squad.

The batting department in particular looks to be one of the best in the league. Royal Challengers Bangalore have traditionally boasted of one of the most powerful batting line-ups in Indian Premier League Led by the mercurial Kohli, RCB boast of proven IPL stars like AB De Villiers,  now this time they had added more weapon to  they artillery brought players like Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson and Quinton De Kock.

RCB have always been weak when it comes to their bowling unit. but this  This time theire bowling linup look very good , with the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar and Tim Southee, they have looked to plug the gap.

“We are optimistic about the season. It’s very very balanced side. In the 10 years that I’ve been here, I don’t think we’ve ever had such a balance. We had initially but everyone firing together is also a massive factor,” Kohli had said few days ago about his team.

As for the hosts, KKR will miss the services of Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc who has been ruled out with injured right shin. Fellow Aussie Mitchell Johnson will look to fill the void as will England all-rounder Tom Curran who has been roped in as Starc’s replacement.

The purple brigade will once again pin their hopes of destructive batsman Chris Lynn to deliver the goods at the top of the order.

In the seven matches Lynn played last season, the 27-year old scored 295 runs at a strike rate of 180.98. Besides Lynn, vice-captain Robin Uthappa, who has been ever so consistent for KKR, will also have a lot of expectations riding on him like captain Karthik.

KKR, unlike RCB, have always been strong in the bowling department and this time also have wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla and the ever-effective Sunil Narine to bank on.

In the pace department, Johnson will be assisted by R Vinay Kumar, U-19 World Cup winner Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and all-rounder Andre Russell.

The trio of Lynn, Russell and Narine, who are their obvious choice as foreigners, are coming back from respective setbacks.

chris Lynn   had inured his solders in match against new zealand and Russell (hamstring) are recovering from injuries, while sunil  Narine  had action related problem now he had remodelled his action after his latest pull-up. KKR also have Player of the U-19 World Cup Shubman Gill and pacer Shivam Mavi in their ranks besides Nagarkoti.

It will be also be interesting see how two of India’s celebrated wrist-spinners Chahal and Kuldeep pit their wits against each other.

A well-rested Kohli, who is the only player to have represented the same franchise for 11 years, will also get help from India’s 2011 World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra as batting and bowling coaches respectively, in addition to retaining Daniel Vettori as their head coach. KKR have kept faith in Jacques Kallis who is the head coach along with Aussie Simon Katich as batting coach only roping in Zimbabwean Heath Streak to replace Laxmipathy Balaji as bowling coach.

 Impact batsman: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

The last time these two teams met, Sunil Narine had mudred  the RCB bowlers   with the bat; the Trinidadian scored the (equal) fastest 50 in the IPL . Narine opening the batting is a bit of a hit-or-miss strategy; yet, the days he gets going, he will put the team in a solid position and the had also player like , Chris Lynn and captain Dinesh Karthik – who will be playing his first game since the match-winning last ball six in Sri Lanka – will be expected to make big contributions with the bat. on rcb Kohli needs no introduction to fans, he has been a great servant to Indian cricket and during his time with the Challengers he has had a lot of success. He knows the game inside out, and is a huge player for the entire nation, everyone respects what Kohli can do with his bat and he is a player that we all get excited about.AB de Villiers is another world class player, who fans will be very familiar with. Despite being 33 he still has plenty of offer and as well as being a top class batsman he can also be their wicketkeeper if they choose. Alongside the two stars is 20 year old Sarfaraz Khan, a youngster who is improving with every season in the IPL. He has the ability to do things a little differently, and can play some thrilling shots to wow the fans in attendance.


Impact Bowlers:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Notwithstanding the fact that the surface at the Eden Gardens has assisted the quick bowlers in recent times, for sheer class,  both team had very good bowling lineup  who has ability to pick up wickets, it will the spinners on both sides who will be under the spotlight in this match. KKR have Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav in their ranks, while YuzvendraChahal and WashingtonSundar will most likely feature in the RCB XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore  Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 20, Kolkata Knight Riders won – 11, Royal Challengers Bangalore won – 9

At the Eden Gardens: Matches – 8, Kolkata Knight Riders won – 5, Royal Challengers Bangalore won – 3

When these two teams met at the Eden Gardens last season, KKR bundled out RCB for 49 in 9.4 overs – the lowest team total in the history of IPL.KKR lead the head to head count by an impressive 12-9 record across 10 seasons.

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