IPL 2019: Good news for Kolkata fans as star player Andre Russell looks fit and seems raring to go. This is a good piece of news for the Kolkata franchise as he had picked up in the game against Delhi. Russell and Cris Lynn were both seen having a net ahead of the crucial away tie against Bangalore. Lynn, the Australian has been short of run at the top of the order and he will look to settle the scores during the game against Bangalore, whereas Russell in the playing XI will give a major boost to Kolkata as he has been their star in the three games the side has played till now in the league. Both the cricketers showcased brute strength in the nets at M. Chinnaswamy which would be delightful from the point of view of Kolkata.

Here is Russell in the nets.

And here is Lynn going insane.

Meanwhile, this is a big game for Bangalore as they are winless after four games in the league.

Teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Nikhil Naik, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa

Royal Challengers Bangalore (From): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath(w), Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Nathan Coulter-Nile