Lynn's fifty powers KKR past RCB

Follow the live scores of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR's Chris Lynn plays a shot during the match against RCB.   -  PTI

 

Hello and Welcome to Sportstar's live commentary of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The Royal Challengers are in danger of seeing their season wilt if it fails to win the encounter against the Knight Riders. Expect some changes in both the batting and bowling department from the home side.

KKR wins toss, to bowl first.

Yikes! AB de Villiers is ill and Tim Southee takes his place. Murugan Ashwin comes in for Washington Sundar for RCB.

RCB: Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), Manan Vohra, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav

Kohli: Would have bowled first too, difficult ground to defend. Got to take up the challenge, toss is only in your control that much. Not bad toss to lose actually. Will stay similar throughout as DK mentioned. Hopefully it wears off and spinners get purchase. This ground has always been difficult to defend, we've done that to other teams too. Hats off to them (CSK). Our bowlers have put it behind them. AB is sick, Southee replaces him. Negi replaced by Vohra. M Ashwin comes in for Washington Sundar. AB has got a bit of a viral fever going. If he could, he would play with one leg and one hand. But he's taken the call himself, have to respect that.

Karthik: We're bowling first. Looks a dry wicket, make best use of it initially. Let's see how it goes. Same team. Trust the same team, wish they bring the goods for us. Important we trust the people we play in the XI. Picked a bunch of players we believe in