Kolkata Knight Riders will clash heads with Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) this Monday. This match is so vital for both teams to qualify for playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked at fourth position in the points table. They won six games out of 11 games in this season of IPL.
After the horrible loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by a good margin of 59 runs. They used Sunil Narine at the right time in the middle overs of the inning. He smashed a blistering half-century in the last match against Delhi Capitals. Indian batsman Nitish Rana also scored a half-century in the same match to help his team to win the game. Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishan are bowling well in the recent few games. Aussie speedsters Pat Cummins bagged three-wicket in the last match. Indian leggie Varun Chakravarthy bagged five wickets to rattle Delhi Capitals batsmen in the last game. Kolkata Knight Riders need to win this match to qualify for playoffs so they would hope to defeat Kings XI Punjab in this game.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab rose from the ash to win consecutive four games in this season. They were down in the first half of the season. They won only one game out of the first seven games in this season. Now they are ranked at the fifth position in the points table. They knocked Sunrisers Hyderabad out of the tournament in the last match by defeating them by 12 runs.
Skipper KL Rahul is the Orange Cap holder of IPL 2020. He amassed 567 runs from 11 IPL games with a strike rate of 133.41. Another opener Mayank Agarwal missed the last match due to injury. Kings XI Punjab management would hope he returns on the field from this game. Chris Gayle would want to smash a big score in this game. Caribbean batsman Nicholas Pooran scoring runs consistently. Glenn Maxwell couldn’t hit any fifty in this season of IPL. Kings XI would hope to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in this game to inch close to the playoffs spot.
These two teams played each other 11 times in the last five years, Kolkata Knight Riders won nine games out of them and Kings XI Punjab won the remaining two games.
Kings XI Punjab is more likely to win this exciting and close match.
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Date and Time:
Monday, October 26, 2020, 7:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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