IPL; Today Bangalore and Kolkata face each other

Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League eliminator today. The winner of today's match will face Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier tomorrow. The match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium at 7.30 pm Indian time.

Though Virat Kohli's poor form is a setback for Bangalore, the form of Devdat, Maxwell and Sreekar Bharath is hopeful for them. The most important player in Bangalore is Maxwell, who has already scored 6 fifties in the season and is in explosive form.

The Australian all-rounder is batting brilliantly this year, washing away last season's poor form. The excellent start given by Devdutt Padikkal in the top order also played a crucial role in the success of Bangalore.

The fact that Devad is not able to raise the score after the power play washes away the performances in the power play to some extent.

The last innings played by Shreekar Bharath, who declared that the crucial number three was safe for himself, would further balance Bangalore's batting line-up.