Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers Bangalore Skipper has won the toss and elected to field first in their opening game of the Indian PRemiere LEague 2015 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The match is being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. India time.
Viewers in India can watch the IPL 2015 live telecast on Set Max and Sony Six TV channel. In Pakistan Geo Super, in USA: Willow.tv, NEO Sports.
Channel 9 in Bangladesh, Seven Sports in Australia while Now TV will broadcast the event live in Hong Kong.
One change for KKR, spinner KC Cariappa replace pacer Umesh Yadav.
The playing XI as below:
Kolkata Knight Riders Team: RV Uthappa, G Gambhir, MK Pandey, SA Yadav, YK Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, AD Russell, PP Chawla, SP Narine, KC Cariappa and M Morkel.
RCB Team: CH Gayle, Mandeep Singh, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, KD Karthik, DJG Sammy, SA Abbott, YS Chahal, AN Ahmed, HV Patel and VR Aaron.
Check the RCB vs KKR live score on Cricinfo.com here.
In another match today, the Chennai team beat Hyderabad by 45 runs. Chennai Super Kings scored 209/4 with the help of Mc Cullum’s century. Sunrisers Hyderabad were able to score just 164/6.
Virat Kolhi is confident ahead of the tough clash with the formidable opponents. Ahead of the match he said, “This season is pretty different for us because for the last three or maybe four years myself, Chris [Gayle] and AB [de Villiers] have played under a lot of pressure because the batting revolved around the three of us.
“But, this time around we have got Dinesh Karthik, Darren Sammy, Badrinath and youngsters like Mandeep Singh coming into the batting line-up. It is a very strong batting unit this time and we have got really good depth”.
The highlights videos can be watched here after the match is over.