KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction of IPL 2019: Preview
The 52nd Match of Indian Premier League 2019 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. We will provide Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the KXIP vs KKR match.
Kings XI Punjab are seventh on the points table with five wins and seven losses. They have been able to win only a single encounter in the last six matches and are have lost their momentum. In the last match, They lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 45 runs. Bowling first, Shami and Ashwin took two scalps each in an otherwise poor bowling effort resulting in a high target of 213. Chasing the target, KL Rahul played another good knock of 79 runs and was supported by Mayank and Pooran but could only score 167 runs. KXIP will hope to continue their recent good record at Mohali and get back into winning ways to stay alive in the race for playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders finally ended their six-match losing streak in the last encounter and are sixth on the points table with five wins and seven losses. In the last match, They defeated Mumbai Indians by 34 runs. Batting first, S Gill and Chris Lynn made a good opening stand scoring 76 and 54 respectively. Batting one down, Andre Russell scored attacking 80* runs in just 40 runs to take the team to a total of 232. Defending the target, Sunil Narine, Russell and Gurney took two scalps each to ensure a 34-run win for KKR. Kolkata Knight Riders will hope to continue the momentum and win remaining two encounters hoping other results go in their way to qualify for playoffs of IPL’19.
When and Where:
KXIP vs KKR, 52nd T20, Indian Premier League, 2019.
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
3rd May, 08:00 PM
Average 1st innings score: 184
Average 2nd innings score: 175
Pitch will support batsmen and pacers.
Rain can also disturb match proceedings.
Head to Head:
Matches played: 24
Kolkata Knight Riders: 16
Kings XI Punjab: 08
Matches played in Mohali: 06
Ravi Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthi, PrabhSimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye, Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi.
Dinesh Karthik (C), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Prithvi Raj, Sandeep Warrier, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik.
Kings XI Punjab:
After the most expensive spell in the history of IPL, Mujeeb is likely to be replaced by Sam Curran.
Mandeep Singh is also likely to return in the XI replacing Simran Singh.
Arshdeep Singh is likely to retain his spot for one more match.
David Miller can be replaced by Moises Henriques provided he is fit to play.
Chris Gayle and KL Rahul will open the innings. Mayank Agarwal, D Miller/Henriques, N Pooran and Mandeep Singh will handle the middle order.
Ravi Ashwin will play the role of an allrounder.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Murugan Ashwin will be the key spinners while M Shami and Arshdeep/Rajpoot will be the key pacers. Sam Curran can support them.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
KKR are unlikely to tinker winning combination. However, Kuldeep Yadav can replace Rinku Singh to strengthen the bowling attack.
Sunil Narine has been demoted from opening position to finisher.
Shubhman Gill and C Lynn can open the innings. Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, D Karthik, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will follow them.
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will play the role of an all-rounder.
Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine will be the key spinners along with Nitish Rana. Andre Russell will spearhead the pace attack along with Harry Gurney and Warrier.
Probable Playing XI:
KL Rahul, C Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, N Pooran (wk), D Miller/Henriques, Mandeep Singh/Sarfaraz Khan, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Arshdeep Singh/A Rajpoot, Murugan Ashwin, M Shami.
Chris Lynn, S Gill, R Uthappa, Nitish Rana, A Russell, D Karthik (c/wk), Rinku Singh/K Yadav, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, S Warrier.
Andre Russell will be promoted for big hitting as per the demand of the situation.
KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction:
N Pooran (wk)
Chris Lynn (Vc)
L Rahul (C)
A Tye/P Chawla
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C and Vc Choices: KL Rahul, A Russell, Chris Gayle, C Lynn, M Shami.
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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.