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RCB, KKR face off with both teams bidding resurrection

Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to get their campaign back on track when they face off here on Sunday as the Indian Premier League (IPL) reaches the midway mark.
While KKR are fourth with six points from seven games but coming off two successive defeats, RCB are at the sixth spot with four points from six games. KKR's last two games saw them lose to Kings XI Punjab (by nine wickets via D/L method) at home and Delhi Daredevils (by 55 runs) at the national capital.
In Delhi, they allowed the Daredevils to build this IPL season's highest total of 219/4. While chasing they were restricted to 164/9, having lost four wickets for just 46 runs in the powerplay. KKR will be hoping for an all-round game, since their bolwers and batsmen have not clicked in unison in the past two games.
Dinesh Karthik has led from the front in the batting department with the likes of his deputy Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn and all-rounder Andre Russell firing in unison.
KKR'r concern will be their bowling, which has failed to defend even big totals. The spin trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine and pacers Shivam Mavi and Tom Curran were plundered by Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi
Shaw of Delhi in their last game and will look to bounce back strongly although it will be very difficult at the batting-friendly Chinnaswamy wicket.
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