Kolkata: A demoralising defeat in their own den will certainly serve as a wake-up call for the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers as they take on a menacing Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up in an Indian Premier League encounter, here on Sunday. On a batting beauty at the Eden Gardens, KKR will face the onerous task of stopping a back-in form Chris Gayle and the ever dangerous Virat Kohli.
Having started off with four wins in five matches, Kolkata Knight Riders wilted against Suresh Raina's assualt to lose their first match at home last night as they brace for a bigger challenger when they face the resurgent RCB, in a second match in three days. For a team that has shown super consistency in both batting and bowling, the timing of the loss will be hurting for the Gautam Gambhir's men. It has come at a time when most of the teams, including the bottom-placed Gujarat Lions, have begun to look up while for KKR the slide has begun.