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KXIP vs KKR Playerzpot Prediction IPL Preview, Team News, Playing 11

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

KXIP vs KKR Playerzpot Prediction | Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Preview, Team News, Playing 11

Kings XI Punjab lock horns with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League 2019. When both the teams meet for the next header, they would aim to settle for nothing but a win. Both the teams have earned 10 points from 12 of their matches and they eye to win their upcoming matches to fetch crucial points to reach the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have already qualified for the playoffs and Mumbai Indians are just a win away from making a cut into the playoff. This leaves one spot up for grabs with four teams fighting for it.

Also Read: KXIP vs KKR Today Match Prediction and Betting Odds

Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders started their campaign of 2019 on a high but both of them faltered somewhere in the middle. While the Kolkata Knight Riders finally broke their losing streak after defeating MI, KXIP is still trying to get back to winning ways after losing their last match. Both the teams would fight for existence when they meet each other in Mohali.

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I am one of the best spinners of the Indian Premier League: R Ashwin

“I would like to think that I am right up there as I have been here for a long time now. It is my 11th season and I believe that I have a good job.”

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Aware of the criticism that is going around: Dinesh Karthik

“I understand that cricket is a high-pressure sport and IPL is a high octane tournament. I am aware of the bickering and back-biting but I try to make sure that nothing of this sort happens.”

Match Details

When: 03 May 2019, 08:00 pm

Where: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Head to Head

Total Played: 24

KXIP Won: 08

KKR SRH Won:  16

TEAM NEWS MI vs SRH

  • Kings XI Punjab might tinker with their playing combination in this fixture as well. They might rope in Mandeep for this header.
  • KKR is expected to field the same playing combination after winning their last match.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Mohali has provided assistance to the batting side. Bowling could get difficult on the pitch during the second innings as dew comes into play.

Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders

Dinesh Karthik (C), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.

Kings XI Punjab

Ravichandran Ashwin (C), K L Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthi, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi.

Playing XI

Kings XI Punjab

Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Harry Gurney, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier

Fantasy Picks Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Andre Russell has been the go-to man for KKR. He has amassed 486 runs in 12 matches at a staggering strike rate of 207.69. The Top scorer for the team, Russell also boasts of hitting the most number of sixes in the tournament so far.
  • KKR shuffled their batting order in their last match against MI and it yielded results for them. Shubman Gill who was sent to open smashed 76 runs off 45 balls. He would aim to continue his form.

Fantasy Picks Kings XI Punjab:

  • If it’s the muscle power of Russell that has worked wonders for the KKR, it’s Gayle who has sent the balls out in the parks for KXIP.
  • KL Rahul is the leading scorer for the KXIP with 520 runs in 12 matches.

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Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

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