Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders had an average performance so far this season of the Indian Premier League. He played a total of 11 matches with six wins to his name. This is a must-win match for KKR to solidify their position for the playoffs. They are making a comeback in their recent match with a stunning 59-run win over the Delhi Capitals.
Nitish Rana was the most successful and highest run-scorer for his side, scoring 83 runs off 53 balls with the help of 13 fours and a six. Sunil Narayan also had a great performance with the bat. He scored 64 runs in just 32 balls and hit six fours and four sixes. Captain Eoin Morgan scored 17 runs, while Rahul Tripathi scored 13 runs.
Like batting, the bowling unit of Kolkata Knight Riders also had a great performance in the previous match. He defended the target of 195 runs and 135 runs in 20 overs. He used six bowlers in that match and almost all the bowlers from his side performed well in the previous match. For KKR, Varun Chakraborty was the most successful and most wicket taker, taking five wickets for just 20 runs in his four overs.
Pat Cummins also had a great performance with the ball. He took three wickets in his four overs, while 17 runs were taken from him. Lockie Ferguson took one wicket for 30 runs in his four overs, while Prasiddh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, and Sunil Narine were the bowlers who failed to take any wickets.
Kings xi punjab
After losing five consecutive matches, Kings XI Punjab bounced back strongly and won four matches in a row. He now played a total of eleven matches, with five wins to his name. They had lost six matches and were ranked 5th in the points table. It should also be a match winning match for KXIP to advance to the next level of this tournament. He won his last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by a margin of 12 runs. He was nowhere in the match in the first innings and even till the 15th over of the second innings but he came back strongly in the last time of the match.
He could score 126 runs in his 20 overs. Nicholas Pooran was the highest run scorer for his side, who was not out after scoring 32 runs with the help of two fours. Captain KL Rahul could score 17 runs, while Chris Gayle could score 20 runs.
Kings XI Punjab won the previous match due to the best performance by their bowling unit. He defended the target of 127 runs and scored 114 runs in his innings of 20 overs.
He took three wickets in his four overs, while he scored just 17 runs. Arshdeep Singh was the second bowler from KXIP to take three wickets for 23 runs in his four overs. Ravi Bishnoi took one wicket in four overs, while only 13 runs were taken from him. Murugan Ashwin and Mohammed Shami took one wicket each in the previous match. Murugan Ashwin was charged with 27 runs in four overs while Mohammad Shami took 34 runs in four overs.
Our today’s match prediction
Today Match Prediction – KKRToday Toss prediction – KXIP
Kings XI Punjab performed in recent matches and is in good form. It is also a strong team overall as it has done well on paper and at least so far in this tournament compared to RR.
- Kings XI Punjab won the last four matches
- Key players of Kings XI Punjab are in good form
- Kolkata Knight Riders still struggling for the right combination
- Kings XI Punjab has depth in batting and bowling.
- Kolkata Knight Riders bowling unit is not performing well.
- Kings XI Punjab is full of experienced and young players in T20 format.