Date & Time: April 19, 2019, 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19that 8:00 PM IST at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. RCB will still try to keep their slim aspirations of a playoff in the 35thMatch. KKR are somewhere in the middle of the table after 8 matches, 4 wins and 4 losses while RCB is at the bottom of the table, with a solitary win in the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Over ten days ago, the Kolkata Knight Riders slipped down to number six even after they started the season rather strongly, registering four wins. But recently, having lost somematchesin a row, including two home fixtures, they have several batting and bowling issues to address. Andre Russell suffered a shoulder injury in the same place twice, with Robin Uthappaand Carlos Brathwaitehelping him off the field. Captain Dinesh Karthik is unable to comment Russell’s presence on the field.
Probable XI: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell/Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill
Royal Challengers Bangalore
If the Royal Challengers Bangalore suffer one more loss, then even their mathematical chances of progressing beyond the league season will vanish. Yet, the team has been able to record only one win and that against the Kings XI Punjab but suffered a 5-wicket loss against Mumbai Indians. Looks like the team is dependent on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to score runsbetween the wickets.