After an exciting start, two teams encountered few jolts due to injuries and bad form of their key players. They are Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams have lost 3 matches in their last 5 encounters.
Kings XI Punjab is currently sitting at 3rd position with 6 wins in 10 matches while Kolkata Knight Riders slipped to the fifth position after facing two consecutive defeats against MI. They have registered 5 wins in 11 matches so far.
Both the teams will be looking to secure a place in the first half of points table when will come face to face tomorrow at Holkar Stadium, Indore. Kings XI Punjab will host Knight Riders tomorrow (May 12) for the 44th fixture of IPL. The clash will start at 04:00 PM Local.
So, let’s move forwards to KXIP vs KKR team news and KXIP vs KKR dream11 prediction.
KKR- L, W, W, L, L
KXIP- W, L, L, W, L
A couple of changes are expected in both the squads. Kings XI Punjab is suffering from their batters as they are continuously failing to score runs. Karun Nair, M Tiwary, and Akhsdeep Nath will be doubtful. Yuvraj Singh can be given a chance again. Ankit Rajpoot didn’t feature in the last game and might make a comeback.
In Kolkata, Shubhman Gill missed out the last match. He is subject to fitness and might replace Rinku Singh. Shivam Mavi might also make a comeback. Prasidh Krishna, Tom Curran, and Rinku Singh are under clouds.
KXIP Risky Players: Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Mohit Sharma
KKR Risky Players: Tom Curran, Prasidh Krishna
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Akshdeep Nath, Mayank Dagar, Chris Gayle, Ankit Rajpoot, Aaron Finch, Manoj Tiwary, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Manzoor Dar
Tom Curran, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa, Javon Searles, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Apoorv Wankhade, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Vinay Kumar, Ishank Jaggi, Cameron Delport, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi
KKR might bring in Shubhman Gill back in playing 11. He is subject to fitness. And, a couple of changes are also expected in KXIP. The probable KXIP vs KKR playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
Batsmen: C Gayle, Karun Nair/Yuvraj, Manoj Tiwary/Yuvraj, Akshdeep Nath
All-rounder: Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin
Bowlers: Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohit Sharma,
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen: Chris Lynn, R Uthappa, N Rana, Rinku Singh/Shubhman Gill
All-rounder: Sunil Narine, Andre Rusell, Tom Curran
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna/Shivam Mavi
For Punjab, Chris Gayle and KL Rahul at the top are responsible for scoring runs. Apart from these two, no one is contributing with the bat for PNJ. In last two innings, KL Rahul has been the last man standing with 84* of 54 balls and 95* of 70 balls.
In bowling, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohit Sharma and M Stoinis will be crucial. Andrew Tye currently shares the purple cap with Hardik Pandya.
For Kolkata, the key batters will be R Uthappa, Nitish Rana, and skipper Dinesh Karthik. DK is the only consistent run scorer for KKR while the rest are struggling in playing big innings.
In bowling, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine are the key bowlers for KKR.
Both the teams are coming after losing their last encounter. While it has become quite tough for KKR to end up in top four positions, KXIP is dealing with out of form batters. No one apart from KL Rahul and Chris Gayle has played a match winning innings.
This is a must-win game for both the teams. For KKR, they need to improve their odds while KXIP needs to regain the lost momentum. So, lets’ find out who wins the game? KXIP are having an upper hand as they will be playing at home.
As per our PNJ vs KOL Dream11 predictions, the hosts will be favorite.
In wicket keeping, both- DK and KL Rahul will be a good choice. Both are scoring well.
In batting, C Gayle, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and C Lynn will be a safe bet.
In all-rounder, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, M Stoinis will be perfect choices.
In bowling, A Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Piyush Chawla will be right.
We will update the KXIP vs KKR Dream11 team by 02:00 PM tomorrow.
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