Indian Premier League 2019 | KKR vs KXIP | 6th Match DOTBALL PREDICTION TIPS, GUIDE AND PREVIEW
Kolkata, March 27, Wednesday at 08:00 PM IST
It has been a fascinating start to IPL 2019 for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), thanks to their emphatic victory over Rajasthan Royals a Jaipur. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode their way to victory on Andre Russell’s shoulders. Kings XI Punjab would be looking to continue their dream away winning run in IPL 2019 at the legendary Eden Gardens, while Kolkata Knight Riders will look forward to continue their home winning streak. Both the teams have a lot to play for and stay on top of the table in this year’s competitive league.
KKR vs KXIP Dotball Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Consistency at test
Kolkata Knight Riders started off with a win in IPL 2019 however the Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to one man with a ballistic bat – Andre Russell and not KKR as a team. The bowling unit did pose a few struggles against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Piyush Chawla and Andre Russell were pretty good with the ball. Nitish Rana played a vital knock along with Robin Uthappa and their form is critical for KKR’s fortunes with the bat in IPL 2019.
Determined Kings XI Punjab look to shrug controversy
Kings XI Punjab have a win to their name but their victory has been overshadowed by the controversy over Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘mankading’ to get the wicket of Jos Buttler who was taking the game away from KXIP in a single handed manner. Chris Gayle played a matured knock. Sarfaraz Khan looks in good touch with a valiant 46 off 29 balls.
The bowling unit has always been a cause of worry for KXIP but the likes of Ravi Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammed Shami should give the KXIP management some confidence.
Pitch Analysis and Statistics
Eden Gardens produced a cracker of a game when KKR hosted SRH and we expect the pitch to behave in the same way. There will be little help for the spinners and pacers might rule the bowling domain. The team batting first will find it tough to defend the total and history has suggested the same in Eden Gardens.
Average 1st innings score: 175 | Average 1st innings score: 157
Total – 23 | KKR- 15 | KXIP – 8
Last five Matches KKR vs KXIP:
Kolkata Knight Riders – 3 | Kings XI Punjab – 2
Odds are in favour of KKR and/or the team batting second as chasing has worked well in Eden Gardens
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Probable Team Changes
- No changes are expected for KKR as they will be dealing with similar conditions as their first game.
- KXIP will look at introducing David Miller into the batting order but the chances remain bleak.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Probable Playing 11
Kolkata Knight Riders :
Wicket-keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
All-rounder – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
Kings XI Punjab:
Wicket-keeper – N Pooran
Batsmen – C Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfraz Khan, M Singh
All-rounder –R Ashwin, Sam Curran
Bowlers – M Shami, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
KKR VS KXIP SQUADS
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Joe Denly, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Yarra Prithviraj
Kings XI Punjab-
Darshan Nalkande, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Varun Chakravarthy, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Karun Nair, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Murugan Ashwin, Simran Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar
KKR vs KXIP Dotball Fantasy Team Predictor
Fantasy picks from Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell | D Karthik/N Rana | K Yadav
- Russel will be expected to repeat his all round performance once again.
- Karthik/Rana will be expected to fire with the bat.
Fantasy picks from Kings XI Punjab
C Gayle | KL Rahul / Sarfaraz Khan | M Shami/ Ashwin
- Gayle storm is what Kings XI would be needing against KKR at home.
- Shami or Ashwin would be a good pick for the bowling unit.
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Betting Odds for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 6th IPL Match
bet365: Kings XI Punjab – 11/10, Kolkata Knight Rider – 8/11
Skybet: Kings XI Punjab – 6/5, Kolkata Knight Rider – 4/6
betfair: Kings XI Punjab – 23/20, Kolkata Knight Rider – 8/11
The books are predicting Kolkata Knight Riders’ WIN.
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