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KKR vs KXIP Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 Match 24

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 24

Date & Time: 10 October, 2020 at 3:30PM IST

Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

KKR vs KXIP Prediction:

The doubleheaders are back. And to start the exciting weekends we have a blockbuster clash between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders lined up. Both teams are right now in contrasting situations. While KKR is finding new ways to win matches from un-winnable situations, KXIP is finding ways to lose matches from every position. And rightly so KXIP needs a big turn-around to give themselves any hope for the remainder of the tournament. They would be hoping to register their second win of the season against the men in purple.

Strength

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, and Eoin Morgan are in fine touch.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from. Adding Andre Russell, they have 6 genuine bowling options in their bowling armoury.
  • Two of their batsmen in the top 6 can provide 6-8 overs together with the ball. This provides a much-needed balance and stability to a T20 team.
  • Young seamers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti look like readymade T20 bowlers.
  • With Tripathi opening with Gill, they have resolved their opening conundrum.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • In form top order. KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Nicholas Pooran are in splendid form.
  • Mohammad Shami and young Bishnoi are in fine form.

Weakness

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • After the opening slot, KKR does not have any fixed position for any of their batsmen. This fluid approach may affect the stability of the team in the long run.
  • Andre Russell is the death bowler of KKR, even though he has done his job really well until now, this is not a very safe approach in the long run.
  • The form of captain Dinesh Karthik is a huge worry for KKR.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Weak middle order. If either of Mayank, Pooran or Rahul don’t fire, they are in very serious trouble. They would need timely support from Maxwell, and the rest of the middle order.
  • KXIP’s death bowling is pretty ordinary. They haven’t been able to find the right man for the death overs.
  • Constant chopping and changing are affecting the team stability.

KKR vs KXIP: Who will win?

Win Prediction

  • KXIP-30%
  • KKR-70%

Betting odds

Bet365: KXIP: 2.10, KKR: 1.72
Betway: KXIP: 2.10, KKR: 1.72

Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match

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  • KKR is in fine form and they have well settled eleven than an unsettled KXIP. There is absolutely no way that KKR is losing this match unless the Universe Boss will possibly play his first match of IPL 2020 sets them up with a Gayle storm. So KKR is winning this match, as per our today match prediction.
  • With opener Tripathi showing his class, KKR does not have any visible weakness in their bowling unit.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 25
  • KKR – 17
  • KXIP- 08

Head to Head (UAE)

  • Matches Played- 01
  • KKR –0
  • KXIP -1

KKR VS KXIP MATCH PREDICTION

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This weekend match is almost expected to be a one-sided affair with KKR most likely to rule over the Kings from Punjab. But KXIP does have a chance if the Universe Boss makes his debut appearance of IPL 2020. KXIP coach and mentor Anil Kumble hinted a possibility of the same in the last match. If that’s the case they will be forced to bench their big purchase, Glenn Maxwell. It would also mean that either of Rahul or Mayank will be moving down the batting order to keep the balance intact.

From the KKR camp, no big changes are expected. They are currently on a roll and they will be hoping to carry on with the existing momentum for today’s game as well.

KXIP Playing XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell

KKR Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

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Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. Young Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti are in fine form. Take them in your fantasy teams to gain big in grand leagues.
  2. KKR vice-captain Eoin Morgan is in his best-ever IPL form.
  3. Rahul Tripathi showed his capabilities in the last match. Bet on him to continue the same form.
  4. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal should be sure-shot options in your fantasy teams.
  5. Young Ravi Bishnoi has impressed everyone. Bet on him to take few wickets.
  6. If Chris Gayle gets a chance in the eleven, then take them in your fantasy teams blindly. He is a T20 G.O.A.T.

KKR vs KXIP Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Abu Dhabi is the lowest scoring ground among all the three grounds used in IPL 2020 so far. With scorching evening heat adding to that, expect the scores to reduce even more. That being said, it would be better to bat first and put runs on the board in such conditions. Anything above 160 should be easy to defend.

If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first: 170-180

If Kings XI Punjab bat first: 150-160

KKR vs KXIP cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

KKR- Shubman Gill

Young Shubman Gill is in terrific form with the bat. Expect him to make up for the unusual failure in the last match.

KXIP- KL Rahul/ Mayank Agarwal

These two are in splendid form. With the rest of the batting unit not stepping up to the mark, the pressure is high on them to deliver consistently. They are expected to do justice to those expectations in this match as well.  If you are in for IPL betting, bet on either of these two to score the maximum runs in this match.

Other Prominent Options: Nicholas Pooran, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi

Top Bowler

KKR- Varun Chakravarthi

This is quite an unusual pick, but this man had been doing full justice to the job at his hand. Restricting the flow of runs in the middle over and taking crucial wickets at regular intervals, he should be your wild-card choice for fantasy tournaments.

KXIP- Ravi Bishnoi

This young leggie has shown great character in whatever opportunities that he has got. From taking crucial wickets to bowling in the powerplays, he is a complete package.

Other Prominent choices: Mohammad Shami, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins

Most Sixes

KKR- Eoin Morgan

KXIP- KL Rahul/ Mayank Agarwal

Player of the Match

Sunil Narine

With too many spinners in the KXIP unit, there is a high possibility of Narine coming in ahead of Morgan and Russell like the last match to attack the spinners as a pinch hitter. That possibility added with his expertise with the ball makes him a suitable choice for the ‘Player of the Match’ category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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