IPL 2019: Match 6, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Preview

IPL 2019: Match 6, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Preview

Here are the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the KKR-KXIP fixture in Kolkata.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell. (Photo Source: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) kick-started their respective campaigns with dramatic wins in their first match of this IPL. KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the game played at the Eden Gardens by chasing down 53 runs from last three overs thanks to Andre Russell’s blistering knock. Kings XI registered a 14-run win over the Rajasthan Royals which was their maiden win in Jaipur but was overshadowed by the Mankading dismissal of Jos Buttler by their skipper Ravichandran Ashwin.

Here are the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the KKR-KXIP fixture in Kolkata:

3-7 – Kings XI Punjab’s win-loss record in the IPL at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KXIP’s win over KKR in Kolkata during the 2018 season was their first win at this venue since the start of 2013 season.

5 – Number of times Robin Uthappa has been dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin in the IPL; the most he has been dismissed by any bowler. Uthappa scored 88 runs from only 65 balls with five fours and six sixes against Ashwin in the IPL.

19 – Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 19 wickets in the IPL against KKR; the joint 2nd most by any bowler against KKR. Only Bhuvneshwar Kumar (25) has more wickets against the Knights than Ashwin. The off-spinner bagged those 19 wickets from 16 IPL matches at 20.10.

26 – Sunil Narine’s 26 wickets in the IPL against KXIP are the joint-most by any bowler against Kings XI. Umesh Yadav also picked up 26 IPL wickets against the Punjab franchise. Narine’s 26 wickets against KXIP came at an average of 15.34 from 15 IPL games.

27.3 – Robin Uthappa’s batting average in the IPL against Kings XI Punjab; the lowest among the players with 350+ runs against them. Uthappa is one of the five players to score 600+ IPL runs against KXIP as he aggregated 628 runs from 24 matches with help of three fifties.

49Sunil Narine needs one more wicket to become the first player to claim 50 wickets in the Twenty20 format at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

54.4 – Chris Gayle’s batting average in the T20 format at the Eden Gardens. The Caribbean star scored 544 runs from 12 T20 innings with help of an unbeaten hundred and four fifties.

70KL Rahul has scored 70 runs against Sunil Narine in the IPL; the most he scored off any bowler. KL Rahul scored those runs at an S/R of 218.75 and struck six fours and six sixes from the 32 balls he faced off Narine.

The off-spinner got the better off Rahul on two occasions in the league. Piyush Chawla also claimed Rahul’s wicket twice in the IPL but conceded 30 runs from 17 balls.

85.18 – Sunil Narine has been successful in containing Chris Gayle in the IPL thus far. Against Narine, the Universe boss scored only 46 runs from 54 balls out of which 29 were dots. Gayle hit five fours and a six off Narine and got out to him twice in the IPL.

116 – Runs Chris Gayle scored against Piyush Chawla in the IPL; the 2nd most he aggregated against a team in the IPL after the 119 runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Gayle scored those 116 runs off 64 balls by smacking 11 maximums and five fours.

Gayle also scored 82 off 45 balls against Andre Russell in the IPL with seven fours and seven sixes. Both Russell and Chawla managed to dismiss Gayle once apiece in the history of the league.

181.13 – Rahul’s batting S/R against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He scored 192 runs from five IPL innings against them with help of three fifties and has an average of 48.

335.7 – Andre Russell’s batting strike-rate in the IPL against Mohammad Shami. The KKR all-rounder scored 47 runs from only 14 deliveries by smashing seven sixes off Shami.

615 – Gayle is one of the four players to score 600+ runs in the IPL against the Knight Riders. Gayle scored 615 runs against KKR from 15 IPL innings at an average of 51.25 with a century and four fifties.

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