When: 12 May 2018 | 04:00 PM Local
Where: Holkar Stadium, Indore
The first match of Saturday’s doubleheader will be played at Holkar Stadium in Indore between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams are coming after losing their previous encounter.
It is a crucial match for both the sides. Kolkata Knight Riders faced a big blow after losing two consecutive games against MI. They have slipped to 5th position and are now facing a tough competition by Mumbai Indians.
On the other hand, after a cracking start to the tournament, Kings XI Punjab have faced 3 losses in their last 5 encounters, credit bad form of players. The whole team is dependent upon just two or three players.
So, let’s move forward to playing 11 and betting odds.
Akshdeep Nath, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Ben Dwarshuis, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Dagar, Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Ankit Rajpoot, Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, David Miller, Barinder Sran, Axar Patel, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Pardeep Sahu, Manzoor Dar
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Ishank Jaggi, Robin Uthappa, Apoorv Wankhade, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tom Curran, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Vinay Kumar, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi
Both the teams are expected to make a couple of changes. Here’s the probable playing 11 –
KL Rahul, C Gayle, Karun Nair/Yuvraj, Manoj Tiwary/Yuvraj, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohit Sharma,
KKR- Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, R Uthappa, N Rana, Rinku Singh/Shubhman Gill, Sunil Narine, Andre Rusell, Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna/Shivam Mavi
Now, let’s have a look at the betting odds.
As per Bet365, the betting odds to win the match are same for both the teams- 10/11. You will get a return of 190.90 if you place a 100 INR bet on either of the team.
The toss winning odds are also the same – 10/11. A 100 INR bet on toss will get you a return of 190.90
So, as per Bet365 KXIP vs KKR who will win betting odds, it is an evenly poised contest.
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As per betting odds, the clash is evenly poised. If we have a look at the head to head encounters, Kolkata Knight Riders have an upper hand. However, as the clash will take place at Indore which is the second home ground for Kings XI Punjab. The hosts can turn the results in favor. They have played a couple of games here and with Gayle and KL Rahul at the top, they can secure a place for them in the playoffs with tomorrow’s game.
According to our PNJ vs KOL today match prediction, hosts will be favorite.