Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore are taking on each other in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Both the teams will be looking to take one step closer to the playoffs tonight with another win.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently third in the points table. With 6 wins from nine games, the Virat Kohli-led side is looking set to make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. A win tonight will all but secure their passage to the next round.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, are fourth in the points table with 5 wins from nine games. A win tonight will put them in a good spot as far as their playoff chances are concerned while a loss could make things a bit trickier. Kolkata Knight Riders have already lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore once in the tournament and will be looking to avenge their loss tonight.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have elected to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
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:
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Tom Banton, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy