KKR vs KXIP Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 46
The Kings XI Punjab lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders by 2 runs earlier in this tournament.
Updated - Oct 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
The 46th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) made quite a statement in their respective last games. While KKR stunned a strong Delhi Capitals (DC) side with a 59-run win, KXIP defended 126 runs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Both these wins would have been hugely motivating for both these sides as we head into the final stages of the tournament.
This game, essentially, is a must-win for both KKR and KXIP. A win for KKR would take them to 14 points and further separate them from the bottom four teams. But if KXIP wins, they not only stay in contention for the playoffs but will also make the points table furthermore interesting. KXIP has won four games in a row since their 2-run loss to KKR earlier in this tournament and would want to avenge for that defeat.
KKR vs KXIP Weather Report for Match 46:
The temperature will be around 31 degrees at the start and will slightly cool down as the game progresses. However, it could feel a little hotter than it actually is with no strong winds blowing around. There won’t be a significant change in the humidity levels.
With the pitches slowing down considerably, the short boundaries haven’t helped the batsmen. There is some swing on offer with the new ball at this venue.
Average first innings score:
191 (Thus far at this venue in the tournament)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 4, Lost – 5, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
KKR vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Rahul Tripathi/Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson.
Tom Banton, Rinku Singh/Rahul Tripathi, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrior, Manimaran Siddharth, Kuldeep Yadav.
Kings XI Punjab:
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin.
Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Simran Singh.
KKR vs KXIP Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
KL Rahul missed out in the last game but is still the leading run-scorer in the tournament by a long margin. He scored 567 runs in 11 innings at an average of 63.
Shubman Gill scored 321 runs in 11 games at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 112.
Nicholas Pooran has been doing well for the team and has mustered 327 runs in 11 matches at an average of 41 and a strike rate of 173.
Mohammed Shami has picked up 17 wickets in 11 games and has got an economy rate of 8.43.
Sunil Narine was brilliant with the bat in the last game with a 32-ball 64 but couldn’t pick up any wickets with his remodelled bowling action.
Nitish Rana, who opened the innings in the last match, scored a brilliant 81 off 53 balls and seems to have found his touch back.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – KL Rahul, Chris Gayle
Vice-Captain Options – Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul (c)
Batters – Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine (vc)
Bowlers – Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul
Batters – Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana (vc), Chris Gayle (c)
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine
Bowlers – Varun Chakravarthy, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
With the pitches getting slower all across the three venues, it is a good strategy to have four bowlers in your team which would be a good mix of spinners and the pacers.
Today’s KKR vs KXIP Probable Winners:
Kings XI Punjab are predicted to win this match.