Sharjah: Royal Challengers Bangalore would kick of the new week with a game against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Both teams are coming into the fixture searching for a fifth win in this year’s campaign. Royal Challengers Bangalore have been enjoying a modest success this year and undoubtedly a better campaign than last year’s. The recent resurgence of the team could be attributed to the dynamic skipper Virat Kohli and the valiant efforts of bowlers like Yuzvendra Chahal. Virat Kohli has smashed 90 runs off 52 balls in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. Bangalore team have also been successful against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Coming into today’s match, the Bangalore fans would look up to their skipper Kohli to deliver yet another strong performance so that they could improve their chances to occupy a place in the points table which would help them to get into the playoffs.

As for the Kolkata Knight Riders, they would be vying for hat-trick win against Bangalore after defeating Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata lost their opening match but since recuperated nicely with the help of a stable bowling talents. Dinesh Karthik would be looking to maintain his form and assist the team to reach a decent score. Shuban Gill would be playing a pivotal role as his opener role is more than important if they opt to bat first this evening.