The second match of the doubleheader on April 08 is scheduled between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. This is a home match of KKR and will be played at Eden Gardens at 08:00 PM Local.
Kolkata Knight Riders will be led by a new captain this year -Dinesh Karthik, while RCB will play under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
While Robbin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, and Dinesh Karthik will be the sure shot calls for playing 11 in KKR, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav are concrete to appear in their first clash.
Andre Russel is injured and will not appear in first few games.
While KKR will have to decide between Mitchell Johnson and Tom Curran, RCB faces a tough call between B McCullum and Quinton de Kock.
Dinesh Karthik, Cameron Delport, Ishank Jaggi, Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Javon Searles, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Apoorv Wankhade, Vinay Kumar
Moeen Ali, Murugan Ashwin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock, Aniket Chowdhary, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mandeep Singh, B McCullum, Pavan Deshpande, Aniruddha Joshi, Sarfraz Khan, M Siraj, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Chris Woakes, W Sundar
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (wk), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Vinay Kumar/Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Parthiv Patel (wk), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Manan Vohra, Colin De Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj
Kolkata will mainly rely upon Chris Lynn, wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa, skipper Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana for scoring runs. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are the two all-rounders KKR will thrive upon.
RCB has a strong batting line-up in the name of B McCullum, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Colin de Grandhomme. In bowling, Umesh Yadav and Chris Woakes will have to take the charge.
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