Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and decided to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Andre Russell is out injured and Sunil Narine is yet to come back after the incident with his action. Meanwhile, Tom Banton will be making his second appearance in this year's IPL.
Lockie Ferguson’s introduction in the last game against Sunrisers reaped huge rewards for KKR and with Pat Cummins the duo gives the bowling attack a much required edge. For RCB, Shahbaz Ahmed makes way for Mohammad Siraj. The last time these two sides met, RCB prevailed by 82 runs. The pitch is expected to assist the pacers which agurs well for Shah Rukh Khan owned Kolkata.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Tom Banton, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy