Match Preview - KKR vs KXIP

KKR vs KXIP: Match Preview & Fantasy Cricket Tips | IPL 2019

Match Preview – Both Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are in a precious position by winning their respective opening matches in the 12th season of Indian Premier League.

However, it is just the beginning and there are lots of more matches to be played by both the franchises.

At the battleground of Eden Gardens, Kolkata, both KKR and KXIP will lock their horns today and will fight for the glory. Eden Gardens and the fans of KKR has already witnessed their team’s first victory of the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad and are now ready for the next one too.

On the other hand, KXIP is coming off from Jaipur after a controversial game against Rajasthan Royals (RR). As far as the contest between both the teams is concerned, the Knight Riders are on a heavier side having a superior record of 7-3 against Kings XI Punjab in Eden Gardens.

Match Details:

The 6th match of the Indian Premier League’s 12th season will be played tonight in Kolkata at Eden Gardens.

Match will start at 08:00 PM local time and will be broadcasted officially on Star Sports in India (Live Streaming on Hotstar).

Pitch Report/Condition:

Average 1st Innings total at Eden Gardens: 173 runs

Chasing teams’ Records: Won 4, Lost 4

Weather Conditions:

The temperature is expected to be around 27 degrees during the match and thus it will not be daunting the players.

According to the weather reports, there is a slight chance of rain around 4 and 5 PM, but it will not interrupt the match.

However, the dew factor is something which will play a major part during the 2nd innings of the game.

Last 5 IPL Matches of Both the Teams

Starting from the most-recent first;

KXIP: W, W, W, L, W

KKR: W, W, L, W, L

Possible Playing 11:

Here are the possible playing 11 of both the teams.

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (WK), Mayank Agrawal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Ankit Rajpoot, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami

Bench Strength – Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Moises Henriques, Agnivesh Ayachi, Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Andre Russell, Joe Denly, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna

Bench Strength – Nikhil Naik, Rinku Singh, Carlos Brathwaite, Shrikant Mundhe, Yarra Prithviraj, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa

Team/Injury News:

Sunil Narine may sit out of this game because of the finger injury.

Andrew Tye will be unavailable for this game due to his presence with the Australian ODI team.

Fantasy Cricket League Tips

If you play fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, and so on, then follow these tips to win small and grand leagues in today’s match.

Captain Options: KL Rahul, Chris Lynn, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell

Vice Captain Options: Mayank Agrawal, KL Rahul, Nitish Rana

Crickclassics’ Fantasy Teams

Here are our small and grand league teams for KKR vs KXIP match.

Small League/Head To Head Team

Small League Team - KKR vs KXIP

Grand/Mega League Team

Grand League Team - KKR vs KXIP

Our Prediction:

We predict that the team batting second will win today’s match.

*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.

About the author

Saksham Garg

A digital marketer, a versatile writer, and now a cricket enthusiast, Saksham is always open to exploring new avenues. He has expansive experience in Digital Marketing, Web Content Writing, and Social Media Management. He is desperately passionate about Cricket, and he likes people getting excited about the things he is excited about.

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