Mohali, May 03, Friday at 08:00 PM IST
So, it’s time for the do or die battle for the Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Vivo IPL 2019. Both the teams will square off at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali with the only aim of winning the contest.
Placed sixth and seventh in the table, both the teams have managed five wins each in twelve encounters and need to secure a win tonight to continue their campaign. A loss here will knock the side out of contention.
While the visitors, Kolkata Knight Risers have an upper hand in head-to-head encounters, Kings XI Punjab will be looking to capitalize the home advantage and get going.
Kolkata Knight Riders registered a much necessary 34 runs win over Mumbai Indians in the last encounter at Eden Gardens and would be relieved to break their six matches losing streak. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab faced 45 runs drubbing at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous encounter and required net run rate boosting wins to fancy their chances in the playoffs.
The clash begins at 08:00 PM IST.
Head to head
Total – 24
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KKR wins the toss and will bowl first
Andrew Tye and Sam Curran replace Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller
KKR features with the same playing11
IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali usually offers good pace and bounce. There was downpour last evening and the grass on the surface is expected to provide some extra pace and bounce to pacers. The average first innings score at this venue is 184.
Avg 1st inn score: 184
Avg 2nd inn score: 175
Highest Total: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Highest Chased: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Defended: 180/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh,
Doubt: Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Andrew Tye & David Miller/Sam Curran
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Harry Gurney
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.
Team 1 & 2: The big guns on both the sides
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana and S Gill are some of the big guns on both the sides who are imperative for their respective sides to win.
Team 3 and 4: Unorthodox combinations
Team 5 & 6: Pace and bounce on offer
Mohali usually offers good pace and bounce but the rain last evening will act as a catalyst and with the grass on the surface, pace and bounce will be the first thing on offer tonight. So, pacers can play a game-changing role tonight.
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.
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