IPL 2018: Match 44, Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 44, Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers ahead of the game between the struggling KXIP and KKR teams.

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Kings XI Punjab players celebrate fall of Ajinkya Rahane’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)

The outcome of their last couple of matches has put the chances of both Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab making it to the playoffs in danger. KKR faced two big defeats in the last two matches against MI while KXIP have lost three of their last four matches. However, Kings XI are in a better position than the KKR at the moment as they won one game more than the Knight Riders despite playing one game lesser. The match-up between the two teams will be crucial as the winning side could also affect the losing side’s final four finish.

Key stats and numbers ahead of the game between the struggling KXIP and KKR teams:

14-8Kolkata Knight Riders have won 14 out of the 22 IPL matches against the Kings XI Punjab. However, KXIP won the previous two encounters having lost eight in a row before that.


19 – Ravichandran Ashwin’s 19 wickets in the IPL against the Kolkata Knight Riders are the joint 2nd most for any player. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar (25) has bagged more wickets in the IPL against KKR than Ashwin. The KXIP captain took 19 wickets against KKR in just 15 IPL matches at an average of 18.21.


25 – Sunil Narine holds the record for bagging the most number of wickets against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. He took 25 wickets against them in just 14 matches at an average of 14.2 that included one 5-fer and one 4-wicket haul. Piyush Chawla also bagged 13 wickets in 10 matches against his former IPL team.


54Chris Gayle has a batting average of 54 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. The universe boss has scored 594 runs against his first IPL team in just 14 innings at a strike-rate of 153.48 including five fifty-plus scores.


396 – Robin Uthappa needs four more fours to complete 400 fours in the IPL. Only five players have hit 400 fours in the history of IPL thus far.


604Robin Uthappa is one of the five players to score 600 IPL runs against Kings XI Punjab. He has scored 604 runs in 23 innings against them at an average of 27.45 including three fifties.


982 – Axar Patel needs 18 more runs to complete 1000 runs in his Twenty20 career.


3937 – Chris Gayle needs 63 more runs to complete 4000 runs in the IPL. Only six players have scored over 4000 runs in the IPL thus far.