Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday after the visiting franchise skipper Ravichandran Ashwin took the center-stage for ‘mankading’ Jos Buttler during the match with Rajasthan Royals (RR).
It was Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘mankading’ of Buttler that had triggered a dramatic collapse with KXIP restricting RR to 170 for nine to notch up a 14-run win on Monday. KKR also won their opening match of the season but KXIP are in a better position in the points table due to superior net run rate.
On 27th March 2019, Eden Gardens will host Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab in their first leg match of the IPL 2019. Previously, this venue has hosted these two teams on ten occasions. At present, KKR leads KXIP 7-3 in their matches played in Eden Gardens.
Sunil Narine and Andre Russell of KKR have won the most number of Player of the Match awards in KKR vs KXIP matches played in Eden Gardens – 2 each.
IPL 2019, Match 6: KKR vs KXIP Live streaming details
Date and Day: March 27, 2019, and Wednesday
Place: The Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Time: 8:00 pm IST
KKR vs KXIP match live streaming will be available live on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 in English Commentary and Star Gold in Hindi Commentary. One can also live stream the KKR vs KXIP match on Hotstar app and website.
Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Team Update
Russell will be KKR’s answer to Gayle as the KKR star also fashioned a sensational win, smashing an unbeaten 49 from 19 balls in their opening fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad here two days ago.
The win saw their star spinner and explosive opener, Sunil Narine, hurt his finger and KKR would hope he is fit in time.
KKR will embark on a crucial four-match away sojourn after this and they would look to keep their momentum intact before they return home to face Delhi Capitals on April 12
Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Team Update
The Universe Boss, who will retire from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup, has been in sensational form, smashing 39 sixes in the five-match ODI series against England and set the record for most sixes by a batsman in international cricket.
A typical slow starter, Gayle was 14 off 18 balls but the opener hit top gear in the 12th over hammering Jaydev Unadkat for four successive boundaries.
A former KKR player, Gayle knows Eden Gardens like the back of his hand as he would look to continue his assault on the spin-oriented KKR attack.
Past Batting Performances of Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
110* by Mahela Jayawardene of KXIP in 2010 IPL is the highest individual score in this venue. It is also the only instance of a player scoring a century in matches between these two teams at Eden Gardens.
204/2 scored by KXIP in IPL 2010 is the highest team total in KKR vs KXIP matches played at Eden Gardens.
119/6 by KXIP in IPL 2011 is the lowest team total in matches between the two sides in this venue.
226 runs scored by Gautam Gambhir of KKR is the highest number of runs scored by a player in matches between the two sides at Eden Gardens.
2 half-centuries hit by Gautam Gambhir of KKR is the highest number of half-centuries hit by a player in KKR vs KXIP matches played here.
12 half-centuries have been scored in KKR vs KXIP matches played at Eden Gardens.
Best Wicket-keeping performances of Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
3 dismissals by Manvinder Bisla of KKR and by Wriddhiman Saha of KXIP each is the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in KKR vs KXIP matches at Eden Gardens.
Best Bowling performances of Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
11 wickets taken by Sunil Narine of KKR is the highest number of wickets by a player in KKR vs KXIP matches at Eden Gardens.
5/19 by Sunil Narine in IPL 2012 is the best bowling performance by a player in matches between these two teams at this venue. No other five-wicket hauls have been taken by a player in KKR vs KXIP matches at Eden Gardens.
Best Fielding Performances of Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
3 catches taken by David Miller (KXIP), Axar Patel (KXIP), Karun Nair (KXIP) and Shakib Al Hasan (KKR) is the highest number of catches taken by a player in matches between these two teams.
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI Squads:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.
Kings XI Punjab: R Ashwin (capt), Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, K L Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller.
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction
Punjab seems to have the edge over team KKR in terms of player’s form, depth of squad, as well as their pace bowling and hence, have a better chance of winning the match.
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