IPL 2019, Match 6 – KKR vs KXIP: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

IPL 2019, Match 6 – KKR vs KXIP: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sunil Narine injured his finger in the last game and he may sit out.

KL Rahul
Lokesh Rahul of Kings XI Punjab in action. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Both Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) found themselves in precarious positions in the opening match of this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). However, they didn’t get nervous and completed the victories. The teams are now scheduled to lock horns tomorrow at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, a venue that was treated to an absolute cliffhanger in KKR’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

On the other hand, Punjab are coming off a controversial game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Jaipur. As far as the upcoming contest is concerned, the Knights have a superior record of 7-3 against KXIP in Kolkata. Last year, Punjab got the better of the hosts at the same venue and they would be having almost the same set of players for this match. The Knights won’t want to surrender their winning momentum though.

Match Details:

The sixth game of the IPL between KKR and KXIP will be hosted by the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions:

The atmosphere during the match won’t be daunting for the players with the temperature hovering around the 27-degree mark. There is a slight chance of rain around 5 and 6 pm, but the match isn’t expected to be interrupted. However, dew will play a part, especially in the second half of the game.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

KKR – L. W, L, W, W

KXIP – W, L, W, W, W

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average first-innings score: 173 – 8 Night IPL matches in 2018

Record of chasing teams: Won 4, Lost 4

Probable Playing XI:

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Joe Denly, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson

Bench: Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul (WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami

Bench: Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Murugun Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Varun Chakravarthy

Team News:

Andrew Tye is with the Australian team for the ODI series against Pakistan.

Sunil Narine injured his finger in the last game and he may sit out.

Power Picks

KL Rahul vs KKR: 192 runs in 5 innings at an average of 48 and a strike-rate of 181.13 S/R. He also has 3 half-centuries.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Chris Lynn

Vice Captain Options: Mayank Agarwal, Andre Russell, KL Rahul, Nitish Rana

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Keeper – KL Rahul

Batsmen – Chris Gayle (C), Mayank Agarwal, Robin Uthappa (VC), Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana

All-Rounders – Andre Russell

Bowlers – Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Andrew Tye

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Lynn (C), Nitish Rana (VC)

All-Rounders – Ravichandran Ashwin, Sunil Narine

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Hardus Viljoen


Expert Advice:

Chris Gayle has an average of 50 plus in T20s at the Eden Gardens and he also knows the ground well, having played for Kolkata Knight Riders before. Hence, making him as the captain again won’t be a bad option.

Probable Winners:

The prediction is for the team batting second to win the encounter.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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