KXIP vs KOL Today IPL Match Prediction :
Kings XI Punjab will face off Kolkata Knight Riders in their next match of Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi today in the afternoon. Kings XI Punjab with only one win from six matches is under severe pressure and need to get back to winning ways with this match at any cost else it’ll be difficult for them to progress for playoffs. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders with three wins from five matches is in good position and will look to extend their winning streak.
Here we are going to discuss strengths and weakness of Kings XI Punjab as well as of Kolkata Knight Riders and will also make our KXIP vs KOL Today Match Prediction –
Kings XI Punjab’s major strength is their opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal who have scored close to 600 runs in six matches between them and also Nicholas Pooran is back among runs so these three batsmen are backbone of this team and they need to continue scoring big runs. In the bowling Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell and Ravi Bishnoi have been decent till now. And to bring back Punjab on winning track all these players have to step up.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders’ major strength is their batting and depth in bowling. As the new pair of Tripathi and Gill is doing well and in middle order Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan have been good and if the big man Andre Russell and Karthik too come among runs then they can post a big total on the board. In the bowling they have a lot of options in the current playing 11 and that’s a good thing for them. Cummins, Mavi, Nagarkoti and Russell have been good with pace while in spin Varun Chakravarthy has impressed a lot.
Kings XI Punjab have a lot of weaknesses at present as their middle order is very weak and out of form and the likes of Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, Karun Nair and Glenn Maxwell have been poor since the start and now they don’t have many options to replace them so have to continue with a few guys and neither they have any pacer who can bowl well at death overs so it’ll be difficult for them to get back to winning ways.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders’ weakness is their mismanagement of batting order as in form Eoin Morgan and Russell aren’t being promoted and Narine is being used in top four despite his poor form so it can break inform players’ momentum and they need to work on this issue more than anything else.
Here we are going to discuss both Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders’ playing combination and probable playing Xis who will be useful for making Punjab vs Kolkata Dream11 Team
Chris Gayle was supposed to play last match but couldn’t due to sickness so if he is fit then he will replace Glenn Maxwell in the playing 11 and Mayank Agarwal will bat at three. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders could continue with the same playing 11 who played against Chennai Super Kings.
Predicted Playing Xis :
Kings XI Punjab :
KL Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, K Gowtham, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammad Shami, R Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders :
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
KXIP vs KOL Today IPLMatch Prediction :
Here we are going to discuss about a few players from both sides who can be very good picks for KXIP vs KOL Dream 11 Prediction teams
KL Rahul : He is the leading run scorer of this tournament so far but from the last two matches he has batted against his style but in this do or die game he will be deter mind to lead his side from front and a good innings from his bat can be expected.
Andre Russell : One of the best all rounders. Didn’t do much with bat but he is bowling so well and has picked up a few wickets in the death overs and a good innings from his bat is around the corner and at any stage he can change the game so he is a must pick.
Nicholas Pooran : Pooran has been batting well for the past a few matches and in the last match he smashed 77 runs off 37 balls and this knock has lifted his confidence a lot and he will look to carry his form into this match. And if survives Cummins’ spell then he can smash other medium pacers or spinners.
Shubman Gill : Gill has had a decent tournament so far but in the last two matches he couldn’t convert his start and now he will come with more eagerness and he should get a good score in this match.