Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 44th Match, Kings XI ‘s eyes against KKR on confirming a place in the playoffs, here at Holkar Stadium Indore
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 44th Match, Kings XI ‘s eyes against KKR on confirming a place in the playoffs
Kings XI Punjab’s team will go to the ground on Saturday with the intention of reaching the hopes of reaching the playoffs, leaving behind reports of controversy between coach Virender Sehwag and co-owner Preity Zinta. Kolkata Knight Riders will face a tough challenge in front of him.
After losing to Rajasthan Royals by 15 runs in the last match against Rajasthan Royals, there is news of tension between Sehwag and Preity.
The controversy has increased so far that the discussions are going on until the association between Sehwag and the franchisees is postponed.
Although the franchise hopes that the impact of the ongoing dispute outside the field will not be seen on the field and the team will focus their attention on the game leaving behind the controversy.
Both teams Punjab and the Kolkata teams have reached here by losing their respective matches and will try to return to the winning path again at the Holkar stadium.
While Punjab was defeated by Rajasthan Royals in the previous match by 15 runs in the last match, Kolkata beat Mumbai Indians by 102 runs in the last match.
IPL has reached its final and exciting phase and one defeat can change the equation of any team. By the way, there is not much difference between the two teams.
KINGS XI PUNJAB
KingsXI Punjab is at number three in the table with 12 points, while Kolkata is at fifth position with 10 points.
Although Punjab will have the advantage of playing in their second home. Once again, the hosts will depend on the opening pair of Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle, who has so far scored 311 and 471 runs in this league.
Gayle had shown a formidable form at the beginning but in the last few matches, he could not perform anything special.
They will expect a big turn from the team here. His opener Rahul played his best innings (84 and 95 runs) in the last two games but could not get much support from the other end.
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh / Akshdeep Nath, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Rehman
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Kolkata will have to go ahead by defeating their previous embarrassing loss and will try to unite again and mobilize them in their campaign. Anyway, there is little scope for error.
After a big defeat, his run average has gone down, and if he is on points with any team, then the average can be run out of the playoffs.
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c / wk), Andre Russell, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
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