IPL 2018: Match 18, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 18, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the battle between the inform teams.

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Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab celebrates fall of Kane Williamson’s wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab will fight for the top spot in the points table on Saturday as both the teams won three games apiece so far. KKR registered big wins against DD and RR respectively after two close losses to CSK and SRH during the first week. The KXIP team remained unbeaten at home but lost the only game they played away from home. They became the first team to defeat SRH in the tournament and also the first team to elect to bat after winning the toss.

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the battle between the inform teams:

7-2Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab in seven out of nine games they played in Kolkata. KKR defeated KXIP in eight consecutive IPL games before losing their last meeting in the previous season.


18Ravichandran Ashwin bagged 18 wickets against KKR in the IPL. He took those wickets in 14 matches conceding runs at an economy rate of 6.56.


24 – Sunil Narine’s 24 wickets against KXIP in the IPL are the most by any player against them. Narine took those wickets in just 13 games with a 4-wicket haul and a 5-wicket haul. Chawla took 13 wickets in nine IPL games against KXIP.


198.5 – Andre Russell’s batting strike-rate in the IPL against Kings XI Punjab. He scored 133 runs with three fifties in the three IPL innings against KXIP.


346Chis Gayle’s 346 runs against KKR at the Eden Gardens are the 2nd most for any player. He scored those runs in six innings at an average of 69.2 with an unbeaten 102 and two fifties. Gayle scored 532 runs against KKR in 13 IPL innings at an average of 48.36 and four fifty-plus scores.


958 – Robin Uthappa scored 958 runs in the T20 matches played in Eden Gardens at an average of 35.48 with seven fifties. He needs 42 more runs to become the 2nd player with 1000 T20 runs in Kolkata after Gautam Gambhir.


1934 – Runs Robin Uthappa scored in the IPL for the Knight Riders. He needs 66 more runs to become the 2nd player with 2000 IPL runs for the KKR team after Gautam Gambhir.


2997 – Chris Lynn needs three more runs to complete 3000 runs in the T20 format. Lynn bagged his first IPL duck during the previous game against RR.