The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone will be seeing the Northernites Kings XI Punjab in a battle against the Eastern warriors Kolkata Knight Riders.
It is going to be the clash of South Indian skippers R Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik.
Today’s match prediction for KXIP vs KKR:
The Pitch report for the Punjab cricket association stadium where earlier the wicket used to offer good carry and bounce to the pacers, nowadays it has slowed down and it has become more batsmen favourable pitch, where even 180 plus runs are being chased, so one winning the toss would like to field so that they can chase a specific target.
Toss Predictions for KXIP vs KKR:
If KXIP bats first (predicted score 150-175 ):
The Kings would want to execute big shots with the big players in their basket, Gayle in the front is a bonus for them and having Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Pooran behind him would be another beneficial factor to score the big amount of runs, Rahul’s form will majorly dependent on how they come up. Also, the skipper Ashwin can bat and make 20-30 runs in the end.
If KKR bats first (predicted score 150-170):
The Knight Riders do not hold a powerful line-up, very few big hitters they have in their teams like Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa and the Key is Sunil Narine whose opening runs creates a base for the proper batsmen to take over the innings easily ahead. Andre Russell will be playing a key role to achieve this target. We predict Narine to score a fifty against Punjab.
KXIP:- The opening pair of Punjab comprising of Gayle and Rahul was outstanding this season and will be a challenge for any bowling side. It is a must win match for the team and they will look to seek the victory today any how. It is a big advantage that they will be playing in their home ground. We will see Gayle and Rahul to open the side again followed by mayank at number 3. Hoping to see a Gayle storm in the final two matches.
KXIP Points table as of now:
KXIP last 5 match performance:
KXIP predicted playing XI:-
Gayle, Rahul, Pooran, Mayank, Sarfaraz, Mandeep, Curran, Ashwin, Tye, M Ashwin, Shami.
Top 3 players in Playing XI:
Gayle: One of the most important match for KXIP and also a must win match. It will be very important for the side to see Gayle perform and get Punjab to a good start in the early stage of the batting innings.
He will be the Key Bowler for the Punjab innings. We will see him take crucial wickets of the power hitters of KKR. His contribution at the death overs will be the most important for the side.
Pooran: KXIP have never got a power hitter at the end of the innings until Pooran came into the side. He is a very reliable player to bat in the end of the innings. We predict him to play a imporatnt role to get the side to a good total.
Kolkatta Knight Riders:- They will be playing 6 batsmen excluding Narine and 4 other bowlers where Harry Gurney or Lockie Ferguson. Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla will be playing their part in the middle overs to get key wickets as they used to get. We Predict Gill to open with Narine if Chris Lynn does not play. Carlos Braithwaite and Andre Russell will also add their presence to the bowling strength.
KKR Predicted Playing XI:-
Narine, Gill, Utthapa, Rana, Rinku Singh Dinesh Karthik, Russell, Braithwaite, Chawla, Gurney, Kuldeep.
KKR Points Table AS OF Now:
KKR last 5 match stats:
Top 3 Predicted Players for KKR:
We could see Kuldeep making a comeback to the side in today’s match against MI. He could be the key players to take down the power hitters like Gayle, Pooran, and Miller. We could also see him gain confidence back if he takes these wickets.
On a ground like Mohali, someone like Narine who just swings the bat will take full advantage of this condition. We expect him to score more than 30 runs in the Powerplay. KKR should not consider hi to bat anywhere eles other than the opening position.
On a high scoring ground like Punjab we will see the Dre Russ magic again. We predict him to score high runs again as he did in the previous match against MI. We are hoping to see him in the early stage of the innings and produce a match winning performance for the side.
Key Player Battles:-
Miller vs Russell
Both of them have batted together in the CPL tournament where they used to be the pressure takers and turn big matches in their team’s favour. Both of capabilities to execute big hits and make maximum runs. They are called game changer for several reasons and have proved it in cricket history many times. We predict Russell to hit more sixes than Miller.
Head to Head:-
Who will win between KXIP vs RR:
The match predictions will be with Knight Riders as they have a good performance against the Kings, it will mostly depend if the top order somehow rescues them with early bloke. Our match predictions stay with KKR.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for KXIP vs KKR?
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