| On Updated : Oct 10, 2020 12:00 PM IST

KXIP vs KOL Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today IPL Match 10 October

KXIP vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Kings XI Punjab are already behind from the rest of the pack even before the half-way mark of the season. They have lost 5 of the 6 matches and have made very difficult for them to climb the mountain now. But as we have seen in the past, teams can get on a roll sometimes with some inspiration from one or two players. KXIP do have enough match-winners in their ranks, so taking them for granted won’t be a good idea for Kolkata Knight Riders today. We will preview KXIP vs KOL Dream11 contest.

In the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab had one of the worst on-field performances this season. Bowling first, bowlers were really poor to start with and belligerent David Warner & Jonny Bairstow didn’t need second invitation. The pair took KXIP bowling attack to cleaners as lack of confidence was clearly evident in the bowlers. Both put on 160 runs in 15 overs before young Ravi Bishnoi had them both on the same score. KXIP made a comeback of sorts after that with Arshdeep Singh also taking a couple of scalps but 201 were still very much above par. In reply, Mayank Agarwal was part of a terrible confusion and ended up getting run-out. KL Rahul also went soon after as only Nicholas Pooran batted like a real possibility of the successful chase. He showed his class and set the ground ablaze with his power-hitting. He made 77 off 37 balls but no one else was there to support him as KXIP were bowled out for just 132 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off from a win against Chennai Super Kings in their last match. Rahul Tripathi was given a chance to bat at his preferred position as an opener and he didn’t look back after that. He batted with right mix of aggression and caution as he slammed 81 runs from 51 balls. He was the major contributor for KKR as others could not get going at all. KKR were bowled out for 167 runs on the last ball of their innings. In the defense, Dinesh Karthik took completely new strategy and found success. He kept Sunil Narine and Andre Russell for the later part of the innings and ignored helpful match-ups for Sunil Narine with CSK top order. CSK were unable to accelerate against the quality death-bowling and KKR ended up winning by 10 runs.

In head-to-head comparisons, Kolkata Knight Riders are comfortably ahead against Kings XI Punjab with 17 victories from 25 matches between them. KXIP were good enough on 8 occasions. In last 5 matches as well, KKR are leading the charge by 3-2 over KXIP. KKR were bowled out for just 109 chasing 133 against KXIP at the same venue in 2014.

Pitch and Conditions

Abu Dhabi has been quite different from the other two venues in terms of characteristics of the surface. Pitches here have begun to get slower with each passing game and larger boundaries are also helping bowlers’ cause. We have still seen reasonable totals in the evening games here but scores came down significantly in the afternoon game last weekend. The heat factor will also play its part in the afternoon match today.

Who will hit most sixes today?

KXIP vs KOL Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Kings XI Punjab Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 24, IPL 2020

Competition: IPL 2020

Date: 10th October 2020

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Points Table Standings

Kings XI Punjab: Matches- 6, Win- 1, Loss- 5, Points- 2, Standing- 8th
Kolkata Knight Riders: Matches- 5, Win- 3, Loss- 2, Points- 6, Standing- 4th

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Kings XI Punjab: 02, Kolkata Knight Riders: 03, Tie: 00

Recent Form

Kings XI Punjab: LLLLW
Kolkata Knight Riders: WLWWL

Last Match at the Venue

Kolkata Knight Riders (167, 20 Overs) beat Chennai Super Kings (157/5, 20 Overs) by 10 runs, 7th October 2020.

KXIP vs KOL Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs KOL Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Kings XI Punjab Team News

  • After a terrible start to the season, Kings XI Punjab will have to make some changes to their playing XI today.
  • KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been brilliant so far but with Chris Gayle almost certain to come back in, it will be interesting to see how team management goes about the batting order.
  • Nicholas Pooran is showing to whole of India what he can do with bat in hand. With Glenn Maxwell likely to be dropped, Mandeep Singh and young Prabhsimran Singh will have to finish the innings for KXIP.
  • Krishnappa Gowtham may come as an all-rounder to lengthen the batting lineup. Arshdeep Singh was brilliant in last game but will still have to make way in that case. Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Ravi Bishnoi are likely to continue in our KXIP vs KOL Dream11 prediction.

KXIP Playing 11 (Probable)

KL Rahul
Mayank Agrawal
Chris Gayle
Nicholas Pooran
Prabhsimran Singh
Mandeep Singh
Krishnappa Gowtham
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ravi Bishnoi
Mohammad Shami
Sheldon Cottrell

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

  • Kolkata Knight Riders will most likely to go unchanged for today's game.
  • Rahul Tripathi was on point straight away in his first match as an opener while Shubman Gill has been good but needs to have a concrete innings against his name.
  • Nitish Rana will play at number 3 but the question still remains about Sunil Narine's role in the middle order. Will he continue to play according to the favourable match-ups?
  • Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell have been floated around according to the strategy and match situations so far and they will continue to do that.
  • Varun Chakravarthy will play ahead of Kuldeep Yadav and Pat Cummins has had good support from the young Indian duo of Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

KOL Playing 11 (Probable)

Rahul Tripathi
Shubman Gill
Nitish Rana
Sunil Narine
Eoin Morgan
Dinesh Karthik
Andre Russell
Pat Cummins
Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Varun Chakravarthy
Shivam Mavi

KXIP vs KOL Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan
All-rounders: Andre Russell
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Pat Cummins

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Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • KL Rahul still remains the favorable pick for captaincy position today. He has 313 runs from 6 innings and is topping the charts for runs scored so far. Yes, he has had slow starts comparatively but his consistency is his main strength in this format.
  • Mayank Agarwal was dismissed cheaply in the last match thanks to an unfortunate run-out but he will be eager to make up for that. He has scored 281 from 6 matches till now but the inclusion of Chris Gayle may affect his fantasy potential due to expected changes in the batting order.
  • Andre Russell has not even started his season with the bat yet but still giving enough points with his bowling. Andre Russell will be a tempting option for captaincy every time KKR take field only because of his ability with the willow in hand.

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For Grand Leagues

  • Nicholas Pooran came to IPL after a century earlier in the season in CPL and has looked in great touch right from the word go. It was only a matter of time before we see something special from him and we saw that in the last match against SRH. He hit fastest half-century of the season and ended up making 77 runs. He is an ideal pick for the grand leagues today.
  • Eoin Morgan is another option from KKR middle order today. He is a good player of spin and he will have a couple of them bowling at him in the middle overs today. Also KKR management is giving him enough overs to make an impact.
  • Rahul Tripathi can be your differential pick for the grand leagues today. He made 81 & 36 in two opportunities he got so far. With already locked in the opening position, he will have an opportunity to make full use of powerplay overs again today.

Who will win KXIP vs KOL Today Match Prediction?

As per our Today Match Predictions, Kolkata Knight Riders will obviously start as favourites keeping in mind recent forms of both the teams. The graph of KKR has risen while KXIP have faced four consecutive defeats in as many matches. In terms of depth and ability in squads also, KKR are superior. But with Chris Gayle coming in today in the playing XI, KXIP supporters would be hoping for a turnaround in Abu Dhabi.

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