KKR vs KXIP Dotball Prediction | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab IPL Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News
Kolkata Knight Riders will host Kings XI Punjab at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata tomorrow. Both the teams have made good starts in the Indian Premier League by winning their respective opening matches. Tomorrow's match presents the two teams with an opportunity to get 2 more points and keep marching towards the top.
When a match is in the offing, all the talk should be around the game in the build-up. However, the controversial events of Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals match have been the talk of the town. R Ashwin, the captain of Kings XI Punjab, is caught in a storm after ‘mankading' Joss Buttler of Rajasthan Royals.
The action has drawn great criticism and even support from across the world. As a result, an enhanced focus and scrutiny will be around the spin bowler in the match.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders would be keen to benefit from the controversy surrounding their opponents. They should also make the best use of their home conditions to get a win here. Kolkata Knight Riders looked dead and out in their opening game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, but a heroic knock by Andre Russell saved the day for them. The home fans will expect more of the same in tomorrow's match.
Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, have to aim to put the events of the last match behind them and get ready for what will be a tough game. Even though it is early into the tournament, the team that loses the game will be gutted to lose momentum.
Head-to-head: (Last 5 matches) – Won by Kolkata Knight Riders – 3 | Won by Kings XI Punjab – 2
Match Details: Competition – Indian Premier League | Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata | Date & Time – 27th March, 08:00 PM IST
Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Harry Gurnley, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen
Probable Playing Teams
KKR – C Lynn, S Narine, R Uthappa, D Karthik,N Rana, S Gill, A Russell, P Chawla, K Yadav, P Krishna, L Ferguson/H Gurney
KXIP – C Gayle, KL Rahul, M Agarwal, D Miller/N Pooran, S Khan, M Singh, S Curran, R Ashwin, M ur Rahman, A Rajpoot, M Shami
KKR vs KXIP Dotball Fantasy Team
Fantasy picks from Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell | C Lynn | K Yadav
Fantasy picks from Kings XI Punjab
C Gayle | KL Rahul | M Shami