Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab, 6th Match, WED, MAR 27 2019: Match Preview & Prediction
Here’s a quick prediction about the upcoming IPL match scheduled to be held on March 27, 2019, between Kolkata Night Riders and Kings XI Punjab.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik will be leading the Kolkata Night Riders this year. The team has consistently been in the super 4 every season. Last season, they had lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by a huge margin in the semi-final. Well, the skipper will start changing things to begin this season on a winning note.
Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn form a good opening pair, whereas Sunil Narine and Andrew Russel will be taking responsibilities of finishing matches in the middle order and death overs. Kolkata Knight Riders have more wins against Kings XI Punjab when their playing history is studied.
Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav would lead the spin attack, while Prasidh Krishna and Shivam Mavi would drive the pace attack. This would make their bowling unit tough and one to look out for.
Probable Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik(C), Andrew Russel, Robin Uthappa (WK), Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh and Nitish Rana
Kings XI Punjab
Ravichandran Ashwin will be leading Kings XI Punjab. Skipper Ashwin is taking his time out in the nets to rectify his approach towards the game. They have lost to KKR multiple times consecutively. Even though their batting unit is solid, they are not able to take the momentum forward. Glen Maxwell can make a difference if he is in top form, while Miller can play as a floater. Kings XI Punjab’s bowling department is weaker compared to that of Kolkata Knight Riders. The veteran, Christopher Henry Gayle was seen in top form in the recent ODIs. He is known for his power shots. He might be one of the star performers for them.
Probable Playing XI for Kings XI Punjab
Lokesh Rahul (WK), Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, M Shami, Mujeeb Rahman
Cricket is a game of passion, dedication, and hard work. It is going to be a fresh start to the season for both the teams alike. Kolkata Knight Riders have better bowling and batting departments. The game seems to incline in their favour.
|Match||Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab|
|Venue||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Series||Indian Premier League|
|Match days||27 March 2019 – night match (20-over match)|