KKR Skipper Dinesh Karthik Hopeful of Andre Russell To Be In Playing XI vs RCB After He Was Hit by Bouncer During Net Practice (Watch Video)
Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders (Photo Credits: IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the match no 35 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL), 2019. The action will take place at KKR teams' home ground Eden Garden. Ahead of KKR vs RCB, Kolkata's skipper Dinesh Karthik gets hopeful of Andre Russell to be in playing XI vs RCB. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Cricket Score 35th T20 Match.

Andre Russell is the most precious player for KKR as he has helped his team chased down massive totals. Last time when Bangalore and Kolkata faced each other in IPL 2019 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, KKR won that match by managing to make 76 from their last four overs. Kolkata Knight Riders achieved the target of 206 runs with 5 balls to spare and this was only made possible due to Dre Russell inning of 48(13). KKR vs RCB Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Encounters!

However, KKR faced an injury scare after Muscle Russell was hit on the neck by a bouncer from a net bowler on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Minad Manjrekar was the bowler who had bowled this delivery in nets to Russell. The Carribean all-rounder immediately went down after getting smashed by the ball and walked off till the dressing room. He was later taken for an MRI scan to CMRI hospital, however, the reports are not out yet and Russell's injury is still being monitored.

Watch Andre Russell get hit by a bouncer during net practice

Dinesh Karthik keeps his fingers crossed for Russell's presence in KKR vs RCB

Andre Russell has scored 312 runs from seven innings at a strike rate of 213.70. KKR lost their last game against Chennai Super Kings and are currently in the sixth position at the points table with 8 points.