KXIP vs KKR Match Preview – Mohali is all set to welcome the Knight Riders for an epic encounter in the 52nd match of IPL 2019.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has finally put a break on its losing streak by winning their last game against Mumbai Indians. However, the team needs to win its remaining both the games, and that too with high net run-rate to qualify for the playoffs.
On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab is on the lower side of confidence by losing its last three matches in a row.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, whether Kolkata Knight Riders gets succeed to keep its chances of qualification alive or Kings XI Punjab will succeed to break its losing streak.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali will host the 52nd game of Indian Premier League between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of KXIP vs KKR on Hotstar.
The pitch of Mohali has been favourable to the batsmen throughout this season and therefore a lot of runs have been made in the last few games here. The wicket is expected to behave the same in tonight’s match as well.
Average 1st Innings total at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali (last 4 Night IPL games): 167
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 2, Lost 2
Today, the temperature in Mohali will be around 30-35 degrees. It will be hot all day before the things get cooler late in the evenings.
The IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali is situated near to an airport, and thus the floodlights are placed low all around the ground. This results in “dew” to arrive early in the play.
So, both the captains will most-likely look to bat second after winning the toss.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams in the last 5 matches of IPL are as follows;
Kolkata Knight Riders: W, L, L, L, L
Kings XI Punjab: L, L, L, W, L
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for tonight’s match.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (C & wk), Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier
KKR’s Bench Strength – Nikhil Naik, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa, Yarra Prithviraj, Shrikant Mundhe
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sam Curran, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
KXIP’s Bench Strength – Karun Nair, Simran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Varun Chakravarthy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Darshan Nalkande, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar, Prabsimran Singh
Mujeeb Ur Rahman has got a finger injury, and thus he’ll most probably miss out tonight’s match against the Knight Riders.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of KXIP vs KKR.
Captain Choices: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell
Vice Captain Choices: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of KXIP vs KKR.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batsman – Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (C)
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC), Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers – Piyush Chawla, Mohammed Shami, Harry Gurney, Murugan Ashwin
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsman – Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn (C), Chris Gayle, David Miller
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine (VC), Andre Russell
Bowlers – Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between KXIP and KKR is Andre Russell.
In his last 8 innings against KXIP in IPL, Russell has scored 223 runs at an average of 38 (2 half centuries), making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
This season of IPL will definitely be remembered as the season of Andre Russell. He is in the form of his life, thus it will be a wise choice to make him a captain or vice-captain in both small or grand leagues.
Our Match Prediction:
It is a must-win game for KKR and we predict them to win it against the Kings XI Punjab.
Current Points Table
Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of MI vs SRH performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.