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| On Oct 26, 2020 2:08 AM IST

KKR vs KXIP Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 Match 46


KKR vs KXIP Prediction: On paper, IPL doesn’t have a quarter-final. But if there was to be any in terms of what is at stake, then it has to be this match between KKR and KXIP. Both teams are fighting it out for the fourth playoffs spot. And considering the schedule of the remaining matches of the league, the winner of this match will most likely go onto make the playoffs in all probability.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 46
Date & Time: 26 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE


Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. Even though all their batsmen haven’t been consistent enough, on their day they are a strong force.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • In form top order. KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran are in splendid form.
  • Mohammad Shami and young Bishnoi are in fine form.
  • After a string of losses, they have now finally stuck together as a unit.


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.
  • The form of Dinesh Karthik is a huge worry for KKR.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Weak middle order. If the top order doesn’t fire, they are in very serious trouble. They would need timely support from Maxwell, and the rest of the middle order.
  • Except for young Akshdeep, KXIP’s death bowling is pretty ordinary. They haven’t been able to find the right man for the death overs.

KKR vs KXIP Who will win?

Photo: BCCI

Win Prediction

  • KXIP- 49%
  • KKR- 51%

Betting odds

Bet365: KKR- 1.80, KXIP- 2.00
Betway: KKR- 1.72, KXIP- 2.00

Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match

KKR is in fine form and they have well settled eleven than KXIP. So KKR is winning this match, as per our KKR vs KXIP today match prediction.

If you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on KKR.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 26
  • KKR – 18
  • KXIP- 08

Head to Head (UAE)

  • Matches Played- 02
  • KKR –1
  • KXIP -1


Photo: BCCI

Both teams have found back their lost rhythm and are now well settled than what they were at the start of the tournament. KKR is most likely to be unchanged. Whereas KXIP is sure to make one change. Opener Mayank Agarwal will get back into the playing eleven in place of Mandeep Singh. One other change that Punjab may look to implement will be to bring in James Neesham in place of out of form Glenn Maxwell.

KXIP Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell/ James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Arshdeep Nath, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan

KKR Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi/ Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Expert free tip for Dream11 teams and IPL betting tips

  1. Young Shubman Gill is in fine form. Take him in your fantasy teams to gain big in grand leagues.
  2. KKR captain Eoin Morgan is in his best-ever IPL form.
  3. KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, and Mayank Agarwal should be sure-shot options in your fantasy teams.
  4. Young Ravi Bishnoi has impressed everyone. Bet on him to take few wickets.
  5. Sunil Narine is a KKR legend. He is very much important for KKR’s future chances.

KKR vs KXIP Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

The match will be held in the short Sharjah ground. But unlike what we saw in the first half of the tournament, the Sharjah wicket is not a flat road anymore. It has slowed down a bit and that would be a relief for the bowlers. Considering the previous records on this ground, it is better to bat first and get runs on the board rather than chasing.

If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first: 170-180

If Kings XI Punjab bat first: 160-170

KKR vs KXIP cricket betting tips

Photo: BCCI

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. Considering the situation, 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: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Eoin Morgan

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, Lockie Ferguson

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 DK 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_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.