Chennai: The Kolkata Knight Riders will compete the Royal Challengers Bangalore in an afternoon encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
After a fabulous performance in the first game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the boys lost their second game against the Mumbai Indians.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli’s men have won both their games – against Mumbai and Hyderabad respectively and currently top the points table.
Eoin Morgan – We were looking to bat first as well, we’ve played good cricket despite the last game. No changes for us, same team. We have done pretty well in the first two games, and want to finish things in Chennai on a high. When I was the vice-captain, my role was to support DK, now as a captain, it’s just about letting the team flow and make the correct decisions on the field. Obviously, have a lot of support from the backroom staff.
Virat Kohli – We will bat first, the pitch will become slower and slower as the game goes on, but this surface looks better, want to put up a decent total on the board. We’re playing three overseas players – Dan Christian misses out, Rajat Patidar is in. We just want to do a professional job, do the process right, take one game at a time and enjoy – keep calm under pressure.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal