IPL 52nd match between KXlP and KKR is at IS Bindra Stadium Mohali. Currently, KKR is at 6th place of the points table with 10 points and KXlP at 7th place with 10 points.
KKR has won their last match against MI by 34 runs and KXlP has lost their last match against SRH by 45 runs.
When both teams met earlier, KKR has won by 28 runs. Andre Russell was awarded Man of the Match.
KXlP opening pair will play a major role in their fortune to qualify. Their bowling department needs to pull up their socks. KXlP has lost its last three matches. So, to qualify for playoffs they need to win both the matches.
KKR will look to continue the move with the same winning momentum for the next match. A. Russell and Skipper D.Karthik will play a major role in KKR in the batting department and the fast bowlers need to deliver their best for this match. KKR has to win their next two matches with a decent Net Run Rate to keep them in the hunt.
At Mohali, more than 60% of the matches are won by the chasing team.
Head to Head Overall Matches – 24
KKR – 16 KXlP – 8
At Kolkata – 6
KKR – 8 KXlP – 3
Probable Playing Xl
Kings Xl Punjab:
Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (C, WK), Andre Russell, Harry Gurney, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier
Average Score at Mohali – 168
Last 3 Matches Form:
KKR : L,L,W
KXlP : L,L,L
Its a must win game for both the teams to keep their playoff hopes alive.