| Royal Challengers Bangalore
||vs|| Kolkata Knight Riders
ScheduleThursday, 24 April 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueSharjah Cricket Stadium
The most dangerous team of the tournament so far, RCB, after winning two games will take over KKR who won the opener and lost their second one. The first beat Delhi Daredevils by a huge margin of eight wickets and won against the current champions, Mumbai Indians, with seven wickets in hand. KKR grabbed their encounter vs. Mumbai Indians by 41 runs and surrendered another game against Delhi Daredevils with a difference of four wickets.
Parthiv Patel is the most successful batsman of RCB whereas their skipper, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and AB de Villiers form the team’s batting strength. Mitchell Starc, Albie Morkel and Yuzvendra Chahal can defend nicely with the ball.
The young Manish Pandey is the top scorer for the KKR While Jacques Kallis along with Robin Uthappa are in good nick and their captain, Gautam Gambhir, needs a wake up call badly. Sunil Narine is their champion spinner whereas Morne Morkel and Piyush Chawla are doing fine.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 18:30 local at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
A warm evening with temperatures around 26-38ᵒC
The winner will bat first
The bowlers will find it hard to control the flow of runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli (C), Nic Maddinson, Parthiv Patel, Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Sachin Rana, AB Dinda, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chachal, Varun Aaron.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the match