Kings XI Punjab will try to keep themselves alive in the tournament, as they take on Kolkata Knight Riders next up at Abu Dhabi. They are currently at the bottom of points table having lost their last 4 fixtures. For Kolkata Knight Riders it hasn’t been a merry making affair either. But with three wins from five games, they are slightly more confident of the two sides. KXIP vs KKR My11Circle Prediction will mostly be dependent on Kings XI Punjab’s bowling, which has somehow managed to fail differently everytime. KKR's batting has been inconsistent as well, having recorded quite a few collapses so far. A win for Kings XI Punjab is a must in this one, and for that they know they’ll have to fix at least a dozen problems.
Match 24, IPL 2020
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Saturday 10 October, 3:30 PM IST
TV: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar App
Glenn Maxwell’s failure in the middle-order has cost Kings XI Punjab more than what they can calculate. He hasn’t clicked in even one game, nor has shown any sign of doing so. Chris Gayle is all set to replace him today, along with a few other changes expected as well.
KXIP Predicted XI
KL Rahul (C & WK)
Their were talks of Tom Banton coming in for Sunil Narine, all of which were discarded stating that Narine will stay in the squad as their best spin bowling option. That suggests no changes are expected to their playing 11.
KKR Predicted XI
Dinesh Karthik (C & WK)
Let's look at the IPL 2020 KXIP vs KKR My11Circle Prediction now followed by a few stats and observations explaining each pick
WK: Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul (C)
BAT: Mayank Agarwal, Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle, Shubman Gill
ALL: Andre Russell (VC), Sunil Narine
BLR: Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
SUBS: Sheldon Cottrell(S4), Nitish Rana(S3), Shivam Mavi(S2), Varun Chakravarty(S1)
KL Rahul, despite the odd failure in the last game, continues to hold the Orange Cap with 313 runs from 6 innings at an average of over 62. If Punjab are to have any say in the game, it will have to come on the back of a special innings from him. He captains our KXIP vs KKR My11Circle Team as well owing to the fact that he can counter slow bowling well. Nicholas Pooran finally hit form in the last game, showing exactly what he is capable of. He will be desperate to guide his side home and we do expect him to land some big hits at the fag end of the innings.
The aura of Shubman Gill has finally started getting him runs this season. He is currently the leading run-scorer for KKR, and will likely play another crucial innings today. Eoin Morgan, the tailor-made finisher for KKR, has 143 runs from 5 innings and will be poised to score big if KKR's top-order fumbles. Mayank Agarwal has been one of the key man for Kings XI Punjab with the bat, and with KKR's bowling attack, he will be expected to give Punjab the advantage in the powerplay. Chris Gayle is finally expected to start today, and no doubt we’re betting our money on him. Mr. Universe is bound to go big, if he gets going at all, and that should just be enough to get quite a few points in KXIP vs KKR My11Circle Team.
With slow bowlers expected to be helped by the track at Abu Dhabi, Andre Russell becomes a top ploy for KKR with the ball. His batting exploits need no mention and can return points with some massive sixes late down the innings. In KXIP vs KKR My11Circle Team, Sunil Narine is included plainly as a bowler. He is expected to make the most of the track at Abu Dhabi, and get a few wickets.
Ravi Bishnoi has been the best of the lot for Punjab, having delivered consistently throughout the tournament. We expect some tight bowling from him today with a wicket or two to show for his excellence. Mohammad Shami has leaked runs at times, but does have 9 wickets to his name. With spin being the top force today, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman becomes a lethal weapon. The Afghan youngster will cause some trouble to the KKR batsmen and might come out with a wicket or two.
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