In their respective final games, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) made quite a point. Although KKR shocked a strong side of Delhi Capitals (DC) with a 59-run victory, KXIP defended 126 rounds against Hyderabad (SRH) Sunrisers. For both of these teams, both these victories would have been enormously inspiring as we move through the final stages of the tournament.
For both KKR and KXIP, this game, ultimately, is a must-win. For KKR, a victory will take them to 14 points and isolate them further from the bottom four teams. But if KXIP wins, not only will they remain in contention for the playoffs, but the points table will also be interesting. Since their 2-run loss to KKR earlier in this tournament, KXIP has won four games in a row and would like to avenge the defeat.
The weather will be good for a cricket match. The sky will be bright, there will be no risk of rainfall, and the temperature will be about 29 degrees Celsius.
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the pitch offers assistance in the initial phase of the game for the new ball bowler. It is still an excellent wicket to bat on in the second winnings, and even more relaxed.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi/Rinku Singh
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (c&wk), Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Dream 11:
KL Rahul (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab are in positivity and winning momentum going into this game. KKR has had the best of KXIP in the past, but the team of KL Rahul looks full of confidence. Four matches on the trot have been won, and if their skipper performs with the bat again, they should have the edge over KKR. Let’s back Kings XI Punjab to beat Kolkata Knight Riders at baji.live now!