In today’s fixture in the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab host Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali. Kings XI are in a must-win situation. KKR are not in any do-or-die situation, but they need to keep winning to finish in the top-two of the league points table. So, expect a cracking contest, in which both the teams go all out for a win. Only seven matches remain in the league phase after this. There will not be such potentially crucial contests after this. So, take your chances for online Cricket Betting? A Kolkata win has good odds and looks almost certain.
Preview – Kings XI Punjab
The defeat against Gujarat Lions and Hyderabad Sunrisers yesterday’s win against Mumbai Indians have reduced the optimism of Kings XI Punjab in qualifying. If they win their remaining three matches, they still can qualify. But sometimes even it may not be enough. Hashim Amla has emerged as the surprising batting mainstay of a team comprising some of the best strikers in the cricket world. He has outshone Glen Maxwell, David Miller and Eoin Morgan. Sandeep Sharma has shone with the bat too. However, there is nothing much to write about. They could still spring a surprise or too. But it is not at all safe to trust them for punting.
Preview – Kolkata Knight Riders
The return of Chris Lynn has strengthened their batting order. The bizarre opening partnership of Lynn and Sunil Narine can put the match beyond the opposition in the power play itself. That is the danger the opening partnership holds. Lynn can hit the ball with good technique and natural talent. While Narine is a hit or miss kind of slogger. If their partnership succeeds in the remaining matches, they will be a top contender for the IPL crown. Even if Narine fails, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Maneesh Pandey ensures that there is enough batting back-up to power KKR to a formidable total. Their bowling too is varied and penetrative.
Our Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win comfortably (check Match Odds now).