Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
Struggling to get back in the middle muddle in the points table, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders will clash against each other at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
Both KKR and KXIP have similar stats in the points table and have five wins and seven losses from 12 matches. KKR have a slightly better net run rate and are at the sixth place. KXIP follow at the seventh place.
As is the case most of the times, Punjab will bank on Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle to get them off to a good start. Mayank Agarwal has also played a few good knocks at one down. They would expect a bit more from the middle order consisting of David Miller, Mandeep Singh and Nicholas Pooran.
After mixing and matching a lot, Punjab has settled with three spinners in Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and skipper Ravichandran Ashwin who have done a fine job till now. Arshdeep Singh has impressed with his pace, while Mohammed Shami has bowled well despite being unlucky at times.
After playing a classy knock in the last game, Shubman Gill is expected to be retained at the top of the batting order along with Chris Lynn. Both Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik are expected to be promoted in the batting order now that Robin Uthappa has been benched. Kuldeep Yadav would lead the bowling attack for the side.
Both teams would be desperate to win this match in order to keep their chances alive.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Kings XI Punjab- Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders- Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Kolkata Knight Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders), Chris Gayle (Kings XI Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kuldeep Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Kings XI Punjab)
Most boundaries – Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders), Chris Gayle (Kings XI Punjab)
Team Scores Batting First – Kolkata Knight Riders 175+, Kings XI Punjab 165+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features
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