Abu Dhabi: In the IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is going to face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium today. After losing 3 consecutive matches, the Punjab team will have to win over Kolkata today, which is full of confidence after a great performance.
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KKR’s challenge will be even more difficult for the Punjab team, who lost the previous match to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 69 runs, who have a good combination of young and experienced players. After 5 defeats and 1 win, Punjab are at the bottom of the points table with 2 points while KKR are fourth with 6 points with 3 wins.
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At the same time, batting for Kings XI Punjab will be on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. If Chris Gayle is fit then he will play the first match in this IPL. He had become a victim of ‘food poisoning’. Cricket fans are hoping that in today’s match, they will see a storm of Gayle.
In bowling, Punjab’s attack is on Mohammed Shami. Sheldon Cottrell has not been very effective but the team management continues to rely on him. In this match, it is possible that someone else gets a chance to replace Cottrell. Arshdeep Singh impressed against Hyderabad so it is expected that he will retain his place. Bowling of Death Overs has been a matter of concern for Punjab and it will have to be given special attention against a strong team like KKR.
Kings XI Punjab Probable Playing XI: KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshadip Singh, Mujib-ur-Rehman, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.
The entire team of Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gautam, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshadip Singh, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Hardas Vijolane. , Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Mujib ur Rehman, Darshan Nalakande, Jimmy Neesham, Ishaan Porel, Simran Singh, Jagdish Suchit, Tejinder Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders
After a poor performance in some matches, KKR has joined the top contenders for the title, most of its players are in form. Shubman Gill is impressing as an opener, while Rahul Tripathi has great confidence.
Sunil Narine has returned to form with bat and ball after the initial failures. Eoin Morgan’s presence in the middle order gives strength to the team and Nitish Rana has also impressed. However, Andre Russell has not yet shown the form for which he is known.
For KKR, captain Dinesh Karthik is in poor form due to worry. He failed even after landing at number three in the beginning of the tournament and could not do anything amazing at number 7 in the last match. However, he captained well against Chennai, especially the changes in bowling were effective. Apart from Kamlesh Nagerkoti and Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins is in the fast bowling, while the spin will be handled by Narom and Varun Chakraborty.
Kolkata Knight Riders Possible Playing XI: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Naren, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty.
Complete team of Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (Captain), Andre Russell, Sunil Naren, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Famous Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sidhesh Lad, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan , Tom Benton, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakraborty, M. Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green.
Toss Time: Indian time today at 3:00 pm
Match Start Time: Indian time today at 3:30 pm
field: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi