May 3, 2019
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KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Team | IPL Match Preview | Fantasy Team

By Shorya Panwar

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 vs KKR Dream11 Team News (confirmed)

KXIP Team News Sam Curran & A Tye IN; Mujeeb & Miller OUT

KKR Team News Unchanged

Playing XIs (confirmed)

KXIP:
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

KKR:
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

  • KL Rahul has 3 fifties against KKR in his last 4 innings against them. He could have a repeat of those good performances
  • Gayle has been dismissed by Russell in both of the last 2 matches the left-handed batsman has played against KKR. Their rivalry could be interesting to watch.
  • Dinesh Karthik has been in good batting form in Mohali recently. He was unbeaten in 2 of the last 3 innings and scored a half century the last time he played there.

KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from KXIP

KL Rahul | Chris Gayle | R Ashwin

  • KL Rahul has been a fantastic whole tournament. He has a century and 5 half-centuries to in IPL 2019.
  • Chris Gayle has shown what he is known for – destructive batting. The player already has 448 runs in IPL 2019.
  • R Ashwin has been shrewd with the ball and he will have to get those crucial wickets for his team.

Fantasy picks from KKR

Andre Russell | Shubman Gill | Chris Lynn

  • Russell is a good shout for the player of the tournament. He has a strike rate of around 208 and also has 10 wickets to his name.
  • Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn have been doing well recently and they will need to play their part if KKR are to win.

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

Shorya Panwar

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