| On Updated : Oct 25, 2020 11:30 PM IST

KOL vs KXIP Today Match Prediction Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Who will win Today 26 October

KOL vs KXIP today match prediction: This match will have a lion’s share in deciding the playoff contender for the 4th spot in all likelihood and this is a must win game for KXIP more than KOL but Eoin Morgan doesn’t want their fate to be decided by other teams as they would want to enter the playoffs in an outright manner. They will be up against the most in-form side in the competition at the moment. They have defeated the top 3 sides in DC, BLR and MI in a span of their last 5 games and they are determined to make the playoffs and are in an unbeaten run.

Kolkata Knight Riders are fresh off after hammering one of the table toppers in Delhi Capitals and their comeback man Sunil Narine looked a million dollars and ensured that KOL won the came even before he came onto bowl. He scored a counter-attacking half century coming in at 5 and ripped apart DC's spinners and slow bowlers. They would also be hoping to get Andre Russell in the mix as early as possible. Let’s take a look at KOL vs KXIP dream11 prediction

KOL vs KXIP dream11 prediction for today’s match

A lot is at stakes for this game and both teams will be really eager to exploit other team's weaknesses and aware of their strengths too. In KOL vs KXIP today IPL match prediction let us take a look at strengths and weaknesses of both the teams.
Strengths
Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL)
The way they have maximized their resources as been top notch. They are doing their homework for each and every game and their strategies have been spot on. They have really taken their game to next level by using the right matchups and it has paid them big time. The move to send Sunil Narine was a game changing moment. Nitish Rana looked comfortable opening the innings. Pat Cummins gave them the breakthrough with the new ball and it all fell into place in their previous game.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Though, they are playing Chris Jordan and Jimmy Neesham in alternate games, it has been working for them to this point in time. Arshdeep Singh has been the find of the season as he is bowling with immense self-confidence and giving able support to Chris Jordan and Mohammad Shami.
Weaknesses
Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL)
Their balance went for a toss in the previous game as they played with only 5 proper batters with Sunil Narine as the 6th but Sunil Narine was the difference between both the sides, but this tactics can backfire if teams bring in their strike bowler to clean up Sunil Narine which DC didn’t. They are also using Dinesh Karthik as a #4 batsman which he isn’t and captain Eoin Morgan should himself be coming in at #4
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
The absence of Mayank Agarwal was felt in the previous game and it will be interesting to see whether they bring back Mayank Agarwal against KOL.
Form guide (Last 5 games)
KOL: WLWLL
KXIP: WWWWL
Records at Sharjah (T20 format)
KOL: 1 win and 2 losses in 3 games
KXIP: 3 wins and 1 loss in 4 games

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab predicted XIs

KOL playing11
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy

KXIP playing11
KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan/Jimmy Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh

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IPL 2020 Prediction: KOL vs KXIP who will win today’s match prediction?

In KOL vs KXIP who will win today match section, KOL are winning it

Bet365: KOL- 1.80, KXIP- 2.00
Betway: KOL- 1.72, KXIP- 2.00

KOL vs KXIP dream11 team for today’s match
In KOL vs KXIP dream11 prediction, let us bring out some important players for fantasy teams
KL Rahul: He is due for a big knock and will be waiting to unleash himself. He is the orange cap holder with 567 runs.
Sunil Narine: His all round skills are enough for a fantasy player to trust in him. He scored 64 runs off 32 balls and bowled his full quota of overs in the previous game.
Nitish Rana: He struggles against express pace and KXIP don’t have one. If he can negate the initial burst of Mohammad Shami, he can be in for a very big score. He scored a brilliant 81 off 53 balls against DC in the previous game.
Murugan Ashwin: He has been a silent performer for KXIP in this season. He has been doing a good job and can be a budget pick in fantasy teams.
Varun Chakravarthy: One of the consistent performers in this season. He has been used in crunch situations and in good rhythm after a five-fer. He should be raring to go.
Other picks: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Eoin Morgan and Lockie Ferguson are all handy picks.

Today IPL match score: Team batting first is expected to score 180

Today match IPL pitch report: The wicket will be holding a bit but short boundaries should augur the batsmen.

Who won yesterday match: CSK won the game by 8 wickets against BLR.

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