The Indian Premier League will see a game being played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in the 12th season on Friday.
Kings XI Punjab are in the second last spot in the IPL after 12 games played and limited to no chance of making the playoffs. The team really showed some promise at the start of the season but has not had the best of luck lately. They will be looking to make things better here, and are expected to come out with all guns blazing in the last two games of the regular season, in their hopes of having an even record.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are also in the same boat as their opponents and will be looking to have a similar level performance as they managed in the last game. It has been a disappointing season for the franchise, as they were on a 6 game losing streak. Andre Russell has single-handedly won five games for the team, and he will be feeling overburdened with this roster who had the capacity of winning the IPL. With two games played, only pride is left to play for.
Venue – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh, India
Date & Time – 3rd May | 8:00 PM IST
KXIP vs KKR Dotball Team News
This pitch is one of the fastest in India, and it helps the pace bowlers a lot when, but also favours batsman in the powerplay overs to score runs freely.
The Squads –
Kings XI Punjab –
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Kolkata Knight Riders –
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
Kings XI Punjab – Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney
Key Players –
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul | Chris Gayle | Mohammed Shami
Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russell | Chris Lynn | Sunil Narine
KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: D Karthik (KKR)
Batsman: R Uthappa (KKR), N Rana (KKR), C Gayle (KXIP), M Agarwal (KXIP)
Bowlers: P Chawla (KKR), K Yadav (KKR), M Shami (KXIP), M Ashwin (KXIP), A Singh (KXIP)
All Rounders: A Russell (KKR)
Captain: A Russell (KKR)
V-Captain: C Gayle (KXIP)