KKR Vs RCB: This is the first match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. Meanwhile, for the first time since 2019, KKR will be playing at Eden Gardens, their home ground.
As the long wait of four years comes to an end, Eden Gardens, one of the most famous cricket stadiums in the world, is once again colorful with Kolkata Knight Riders. For the first time since 2019, KKR is ready to shake the dust in front of the fans at their home ground. Today Royal Challengers are ready to clash with Bangalore. Andre Russell is also ready for this. He announced before the match that his goal is to fulfill the demand of the fans.
Kolkata and Bengaluru teams will face each other at Eden Gardens today evening. This is only the second match for both the teams in IPL 2023. Kolkata had to suffer a defeat at the hands of Punjab Kings in their first match. At the same time, Bengaluru registered an easy win against Mumbai Indians in the first match. In such a situation, Kolkata will be hoping to open their account by registering a win against Bengaluru.
Let’s entertain the fans..
Before the match, the players of both the teams practiced hard at Eden Gardens. KKR star all rounder Andre Russell is ready to entertain the fans in this match. Speaking to TV9 network, he expressed his happiness to play in front of his fans at Eden Gardens after three years.
Russell made it clear that he will try to fulfill the wishes of KKR fans. The West Indies star said that the fans want him to hit huge boundaries and his efforts will remain the same.
In this order, Kolkata Knight Riders key player Andrew Russell said.. We will play the first match at the home ground. This is something that unites us. We will face a strong team like RCB. We try to give our best. Also we will provide good entertainment to the fans. We will try our best to finally win.. he said.
Excellent players in both teams..
Another player Sunil Narine said.. Today is a very important match for us. There are many great players in both the teams. So, we expect the match to be very exciting till the end. We need success. In the earlier matches against RCB, we have done brilliantly. We will give such a performance once again. Finally he expressed confidence that he will win the match.
Victory is ours..
KKR star bowler Umesh Yadav said that RCB vs. KKR fight will be very exciting. The competition between two big teams should be thrilling. Both teams will fight till the end for victory. However, whoever gives 100 percent on the field wins. Both teams also faced the tides. But, at the crucial moment, Satta Chati stood in the ring. We will do such a show once again. RCB vs KKR match means full fun for the fans too. We don’t know who will win till the end. But, we are playing on our own ground. So, we have audience support. He expressed hope saying that is our strength.
The pitch at Eden Gardens..
As for the Eden Gardens pitch, this ground sees the highest scoring matches. The first innings average score here is 160 runs. At the same time the record of the run chasing team is also excellent. Won 60 percent of matches.
KKR vs RCB: Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Venkatesh Iyer
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Reece Tapley, Mohammad Siraj, Karn Sharma.