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KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News : IPL 2019

By David

KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News: IPL 2019

It is time for match no 52 in IPL 2019 and the two teams locking horns here are Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. After 12 games, both teams have managed 6 wins to their name, a loss here for either side will be their ouster.

Kolkata finally registered a win in their last outing against MI after succumbing to 6 straight loss. That win kept their hopes alive and now they find themselves in a situation from where they can make it to the playoffs if they manage to win their remaining two encounters.

Punjab are also sailing on the same ship as they also need two wins out of two to make it to the playoffs. However, their current form suggests that they have lost 3 matches in a row and one more loss will be curtains for them in this season.

Head-to-Head

The last meeting between these two sides took place at the Eden where Dre Russ finished off the game for the hosts as Kolkata emerged victorious by 28 runs. The overall stats favor KKR as they lead by 16 games to 8 from 24 battles between the two.

Here in this article, we have come up with some Grand League Teams depending on the current scenarios and match situations to help you win big with minimal investments.

When and Where:

KXIP vs KKR, Indian Premier League

PCA Stadium, Mohali

03rd May 2019, 08:00 PM IST

Pitch report:

The surface at the PCA Stadium in Mohali has always assisted the pace bowlers as they get good pace and bounce. For the batsmen, it would be a good ask as well as the ball will come onto the bat pretty nicely.

Last five matches: (last to recent)

KKR: L, L, L, L, W

KXIP: L, W, L, L, L

Team news

  • Kings XI Punjab’s biggest buy this season Varun Chakravarthi is out of the remainder of the tournament after failing to recover from his injury.
  • Kings XI Punjab have made as many as 28 changes in 12 matches so far. After 3 straight loss, they might enforce some changes in this game as well.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders after winning their first game after six straight defeats are quite reluctant to any changes in their XI.

Squad:

Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Mandeep Singh, PrabhSimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, David Miller, Hardus Viljoen, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Chris Gayle, Sarfraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Darshan Nalkande, Karun Nair, Mohammad Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Arshdeep Singh.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik(C), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Rinku Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Yarra Prithvi Raj, Nikhil Naik, Sandeep Warrier, Shrikant Mundhe.

Probable Playing 11

Kings XI Punjab: Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sandeep Warrier, Sunil Narine, Harry Gurney, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill

Kolkata Knight Riders: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Shami, David Miller/Sam Curran, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep/Karun Nair/Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.

KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Grand League Teams:

#1: Possible changes in Kings XI Punjab’s setup.

Kings XI Punjab are making changes in almost every game they have played so far. Same can be expected in this game as well especially after strings of losses to their name.

  • Sam Curran for David Miller
  • Andrew Tye for Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
  • Mandeep Singh or Karun Nair for Prabhsimran Singh.

#2: Team according to some stats

  • KL Rahul has got 3 fifties in his last four innings against KKR.
  • Dinesh Karthik has two unbeaten scores at this venue from the last three innings, whereas, in his last innings here he has got a 50.
  • Chris Gayle averages 47.14 against this opponent with 4 fifties and a hundred to his name. He has also scored a half-century from his last three innings against KKR.
  • Sunil Narine has a whopping tally of 26 wickets against KXIP with best bowling figures of 5 for 19. With the bat, he scored a 75 in his second last innings against this very opponent.

#3: Least selected players from the fantasy 11

Key players:

Kings XI Punjab

  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Chris Gayle
  • Mohd Shami
  • KL Rahul

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Shubhman Gill
  • Sunil Narine
  • Andre Russell

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