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.
“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.
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