The first match of this week will be played between the two most exciting teams of the tournament Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Match will be in Bangalore which is home ground of RCB and can help RCB side. Match will be live at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the Kolkata Knight Riders who has been one of the top side of tournament but the last two matches against MI and DD didn’t went in the way of KKR. As a whole their batsmen and bowler both have contributed in the victory of KKR. Their captain Gautam Gambhir have led his side from the front and have scored runs in almost all the matches also Robin Uthappa has done extremely well in supporting the captain and was very destructive with the bat in the power play overs but the middle order didn’t click much so far and didn’t performed the way they have to. Andre Russell who is one of the most brilliant hitter couldn’t do much in the ending overs for the team. Coming towards their bowling where the overseas bowlers have done extremely well. Sunil Narine was very much impressive with the ball and have taken crucial wickets at important times in the match. Andre Russell has bowled well in all the matches especially in the power play but the issue is in their spin department where Brad Hodge and Piyush Chawla has conceded a lot of runs and caused them the match so now they have to work on their bowling department as RCB has the best batting in the tournament.
Coming towards the RCB side which is still losing matches with their rusty bowling attack as none of their bowler has done anything special for their team. None of their bowler is not even looking in a good touch and they haven’t defended the huge totals and that is really causing problems for RCB side and a big hurdle for going through the next round. Now they have called in Chris Jordan for their next matches and he can be a better bowler as he has pace and has played a lot of T20 cricket in county. They have Shane Watson and Kane Richardson in the bowling but they were also quite rusty with the ball and RCB is struggling only because of their bowling. In batting there is no weakness as they have the best batsmen of the world and the form in which both Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers are there is certainly no problems in batting for Virat Kohli and his side. Now they have to play against Kolkata against which their track record is certainly not good and have to do something innovative to win against them if they really want to stay in the race of winning this tournament.
Match will be at Bangalore and it will be a batting track so both teams have to use their best bowlers in order to contain the opposition for the next matches. There is no rain forecast for the match.