KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Team | Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knights Riders Match Preview | Fantasy Team
Kings XI Punjab will host Kolkata Knight Riders in a match which would be decisive for both the teams, one way or the other. Both the teams have 10 points from 12 games and they need to win their both the matches to have a chance of making the playoff stage. However, only one team can win and the team which loses this game will be virtually out of the tournament.
Do or die situation
It is now or never for KKR and KXIP. They both have two more matches to play in the group stage and wins in those matches could take them as high as 14 points. There is no guarantee that 14 points will be enough for a team as Mumbai Indians already have 14 points and Sunrisers Hyderabad have 12 with 2 matches remaining.
The match promises to be a spectacle
With so much at stake for both the teams, the fixture will have a lot of people watching it. Not just the fans, but other teams will be keen to see what happens in this match to get a better picture of the top 4. What’s more, the pitch in Mohali has a reputation for being a batsman’s dream and a high scoring encounter could be in the offing.
Kolkata Knight Riders have the edge in the recent rivalry between the two teams, but it should be a well-contested match.
Match Details: Competition – Royal London One Day Cup | Venue – Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali | Date & Time – 3rd May, 08:00 PM IST
Last 5 Matches – Won by Kings XI Punjab – 2 | Won by Kolkata Knight Riders – 3
KXIP Team News Sam Curran & A Tye IN; Mujeeb & Miller OUT
KKR Team News Unchanged
Playing XIs (confirmed)
KL Rahul, C Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, N Pooran (wk), Prabh Simran Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, M Shami, A Tye
Chris Lynn, S Gill, R Uthappa, Nitish Rana, D Karthik (c and wk), A Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, S Warrier
Exclusive Stats and Facts
Fantasy picks from KXIP
KL Rahul | Chris Gayle | R Ashwin
Fantasy picks from KKR
Andre Russell | Shubman Gill | Chris Lynn
Wicket-keeper – N Pooran
Batsmen – C Lynn, S Gill, C Gayle, L Rahul (C)
All-rounders – A Russell (VC)
Bowlers- P Chawla, S Warrier, M Shami, M Ashwin