IPL-8 preview: RCB look to thrive against Sunrisers at home

Bangalore: Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match today.

Royal Challengers Bangalore players . Pic/PTI
Royal Challengers Bangalore players . Pic/PTI 

Known to be under-performers despite boasting of devastating batsmen like Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers, the Virat Kohli-led team will look to capitalise on the home advantage in their next three games before they embark on away games.

Gayle, who created a storm with his match-winning innings of 96 against KKR, will be eager to be at his explosive best in front of home fans too. In fact, the entire batting line-up of RCB is capable of striking fear into the opposition attack. In skipper Virat Kohli and South African swashbuckler A B de Villiers, RCB have the most destructive top-order on paper.

Dinesh Karthik is capable of lending the stability that the volatile line-up needs even though he failed in the opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders. RCB also have Ashok Dinda to spice up the pace bowling.

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