Kolkata, March 27, Wednesday at 08:00 PM IST
The 6th battle of IPL 2019 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the iconic Eden Gardens on Wednesday evening. Andre Russell turned out to be the game changer for the hosts in the opening fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday and it will be interesting to watch if he manages to pull out another blinder tomorrow evening.
While Kolkata has Andre Russell as their power hitter, Kings XI Punjab has Universe Boss – Chris Gayle at their top order who slammed 47-balls 79 to guide Punjab to 184-4 against Rajasthan Royals. Apart from Gayle and Russell, the clash will also feature plenty of big-hitters in the likes of Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, KL Rahul and N Pooran. So, another high-scoring cracker is expected at Edens tomorrow. The match will start at 08:00 PM IST.
Both the sides have started their campaign with a win and would be looking to register a second win on the trot. Playing at their backyard, Kolkata Knight Riders will have the home advantage and will be favorites to win the clash. They also have an upper hand in terms of head to head encounters as the hosts have won 15 out of 23 encounters. So, while we wait to watch who wins the battle this time, let's have a look at the team news and grand league teams.
Expect another similar outing tomorrow like the one between SRH and KKR. The average first innings score at the venue is 175 and in T20s the surface remains the same throughout the game. So, it won't be difficult to chase down 170-190 runs target. The spinners might get some help from wicket in the evening but moreover, a high-scoring encounter is expected to take place.
Avg 1st inn score: 175
Avg 2nd inn score: 157
Highest Total: 201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
Lowest Total: 70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ
Highest Chased: 161/6 (19.4 Ov) by WI vs Eng
Lowest Defended: 145/8 (20 Ov) by NZ vs BAN
Total – 23
Kings XI Punjab:
N Pooran, C Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfraz Khan, M Singh, R Ashwin, Sam Curran, M Shami, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Piyush Chawla
This KXIP vs KKR Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Kings XI Punjab wins the toss and will bowl first
David Miller, Hardus Viljoen and Varun Chakravorthy are in KXIP playing11
KKR are unchanged
Hardus Viljoen replaces Sam Curran
Varun Chakravarthy makes his IPL debut.
N Pooran and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are missing out for KXIP
Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing in their home conditions and also have the more winning percentage in head to head encounters against Punjab.
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine are the power-hitters from both the sides who can change the course of the game.
75% of people have picked KL Rahul as their wicketkeeper while 23% teams have D Karthik as their keeper.
91% teams have picked C Gayle || 93% teams have chosen A Russell
THIS KXIP VS KKR DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.