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IPL 2018: KKR vs RCB match likely to be washed out
Kolkata: The Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) has just began and the third match of the league to be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is expected to be washed out by persistent rain at the Eden Gardens ground here on Sunday.
Teh practice sessions of both the teams were cut short due to heavy rain on Saturday evening.
"By the time I came, they had covered the wicket so I could not see the wicket. We haven't thought about the toss, will decide it tomorrow," KKR captain Dinesh Karthik said at the pre-match conference.
Kohli hit the nets straightaway after taking the field and batted for close to 30 minutes before light drizzle halted proceedings.
Besides Kohli, star South African batsman AB De Villiers was also batting at the nets along with wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel.
KKR followed RCB but just as they were warming up, rain cut short their rehearsal.
Dashing Australian opener Chris Lynn and West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell were at the nets for the hosts.
Light to moderate rain and thundershowers are expected in the city as the cricketers and fans will have their fingers crossed for the marquee IPL clash.