The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone brings you the big match between Kolkata Knight Riders and the Kings XI Punjab which is going to be played at the oldest ground of India the EdenGardens on 27th March 8:00 PM.
KKR Chased down 181 runs against SRH after a man of the match performance by Andre Russel. While the boys from Punjab defended 184 runs against RR.
Today’s match prediction is as followed:-
Toss Predictions :
The Pitch report for Eden Gardens is that the track is considered as one of the better batting surfaces although spinners tend to come into action as the match wears on. Spinners have enjoyed bowling here in IPL games as well. The team that wins the toss would like bowl first.
If Kkr bats first (predicted score: 180-210):
Knight Riders will be planning to attack the bowlers as they have players like Uthappa, Narine and Rana at the top, they will be the batsmen KKr will be relied upon to see a keen total in the first ten overs and after that, Gill and Karthik stabilizes the runs in the middle-order and it all depends on Andre Russell’s contribution to the side.
If Kxip bats first (predicted score:- 170-190):
Kl Rahul is the strength of Punjab’s batting, it will depend on how he starts the innings and even Henriques will be expected to support him as he plays very well at No.3. The death over in T20s always plays a major role. We predict someone like Nicholas Pooran to come in and score 30-50 runs depends when he comes to bat.
Kkr:- We expect Chris Lynn to open with Robin Utthapa, Knight Riders will use their regular spinners Piyush Chawla and chinamen Kuldeep Yadav as they can turn on the pitch to get some important wickets of the set batsmen in the middle overs. Kamlesh Nagarkoti will be expected to open the attack and also Hary Gurney and Lockie Ferguson can be considered the key strike bowlers along with the world experience in their bag.
Kkr predicted playing XI:-Lynn, Uthappa, Rana, Gill, Karthik, Russell, Narine, Fergusen, Chawla, Nagarkoti, Kuldeep.
Kxip:- The team has got someone like Varun Chakravarthy to turn the ball, his spell with Ashwin can produce some dent in Csk’s batting order. The batting order will be the main factor for Punjab as to what line-up they put on, Gayle playing will be a question and between Miller and Nicholas Pooran, there would be a selection to be made. Ashwin will be the key in bowling.
Kxip predicted playing XI:- Rahul, Gayle,Sarfaraz, Henriques, Mandeep, Pooran, Chakravarthy, Ashwin, Tye, Mujeeb, Shami.
Key Player Battles:-
Karthik vs Ashwin
It would be a battle of skippers where Ashwin knows the worth of Dk’s wicket and will make a plan to have it, Karthik would want to make as many runs against the Punjab bowlers. We predict Karthik to score 30-40 runs and Ashwin to pick 2 wickets at Edens.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:-
The IPL match predictions go with Knight Riders as they have that strong squad which will be difficult for Punjab players to overtake. So we predict Punjab to win.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for KKR vs KXIP?
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