IPL - 1st match Bangalore Royal Challengers v Kolkata Knight Riders Preview Plus Live Sopcast Streaming
After months of excitment and controversies IPl finally is ready to kick starts with Banglore Royal Challengers giving challenges to Kolkata Knight Riders. The Theme of this tournament is "Eight teams, without any players, only warriors" and fans from around the world is waiting for the start of this blasting tournament. This will be great experiment as ther will be international players which had played for their country is now will be fighting with their friends and will be with players with whom they would have fought on pitch in history.
Now about the 1st match ,both teams are ready to take this wonderful challenge with leaders like Rahul Dravid. and Sourav Ganguly which has a team helped in India in big problems and saved it from defeat will be playing against each other on the domestic front but this is something completely new.
With players like Jacques Kallis ,Brendon McCullum and other international players in side it will be interesting how they will be reacting to this wonderful and unique challenge .
Banglore ->With only 4 international players allowed in side,Banglore will be opting to keep Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Cameron White plus Anil Kumble not in side due to injury ,Banglore will be going with KP Appanna the local lad to take the spinning attack. Misbah will miss the first clash as he is just now busy in Pakistan Vs Bangladesh ODI Series going in Pakistan so the Possible Banglore Posible team will be :
1 Praveen Kumar, 2 Wasim Jaffer, 3 Jacques Kallis, 4 Rahul Dravid (capt), 5 Virat Kohli, 6 Cameron White, 7 B Akhil, 8 Mark Boucher (wk), 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Ashley Noffke, 11 R Vinay Kumar
Kolkata -> Kolkata are without Butt and Umar Gul as both of them are in Pakistan for bangladesh Series and will be joining the team in later matches that means that Ganguly will open the inning for Kolkata giving explosive McCullum to come in after Ricky Ponting at No. 3. Shukla will assist Ishant Sharma and Ajit Agarkar and Murali Kartik - with Twenty20 experience in England - adds variety with his left-arm spin and handy lower-order batting. Chris Gayle has yet to arrive for the match and so his place in some doubt. So possible Team combination for Kolkata will be:
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Sourav Ganguly (capt), 3 Ricky Ponting, 4 Brendon McCullum (wk), 5 David Hussey, 6 Debabrata Das, 7 Laxmi Ratan Shukla, 8 Ajit Agarkar, 9 Murali Kartik, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Ashok Dinda.