First match of the inaugural IPL T20 is going to be held between Bangalore Royal Challenger vs Kolkata Knight Riders on the 18th of April 2008. The telecast of the match begins at 14:30 GMT (2:00 local time). However, franchises of both teams have spent lot of money for their teams’ publicity. This new format of Twenty20 game is expected to be high on entertainment because of short time to be finished and big shot. It is sure that cricket game lovers will glued with seat because of attraction of IPL. Both
In below I have given squad of both teams:-
Bangalore Royal Challenger: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Abdur Razzak, Balachandra Akhil, KP Appanna, Jagadeesh Arunkumar, Mark Boucher (wk), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Bharat Chipli, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Wasim Jaffer, Sunil Joshi, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli,Praveen Kumar, Anil Kumble, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ashley Noffke, Devraj Patil, Dale Steyn, Ross Taylor, Vinay Kumar, Cameron White, Nathan Bracken, Venkatesh Prasad (Coach)Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Siddarth Kaul, Ajit Agarkar, Rohan Banerjee, Aakash Chopra, Debabrata Das, Chris Gayle, David Hussey, Iqbal Abdulla, Murali Kartik, Saurasish Lahiri, Brendon McCullum (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Ricky Ponting, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prasanta Saha, Salman Butt, Ishant Sharma, Shoaib Akhtar, Laxmi Shukla, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Umar Gul, Yashpal Singh, John Buchanan (Coach)
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