In the first of today’s live cricket streaming action from the IPL, Kings XI Punjab take on Kolkata Knight Riders and you can watch it all, in the UK, on the SkyGo app and in India on Hotstar.
Mayukh Bhattacharya, the Cricket World IPL Match Analyst takes a look at the two teams:
“After a horror show in their last game, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have put their campaign at stake, needing three wins from as many games to guarantee them a playoffs spot. Even though two from three could do the trick, a 102-run defeat in the last game has hit their net run rate pretty badly!
While the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) only needs to win two out of their four games to qualify, their recent form has been less than promising, especially with the bat. Their over-dependence on Chris Gayle and KL Rahul was visible once again against the Rajasthan Royals. While Rahul scored an unbeaten 95, the rest of the batsmen could only muster 41 runs amongst themselves as they failed to chase down a target of 159.”
Pressure is on the Kolkata Knight Riders, but over reliance on Chris Gayle and KL Rahul may be Kings XI Punjab’s undoing – KKR for me today, by a whisker!
Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders
Date - May 12, 2018
Time - 16:00 hours IST
Venue - Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
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