KKR snapped a six-game losing streak to record a 34-run victory over Mumbai at Eden Gardens last week to revive their chances of a playoffs berth.
Placed sixth in the points table, KKR are one of the teams in the slugfest for two remaining spots. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have already booked their place in the knockout stage.
R Ashwin’s side are a rung below KKR at seventh and have lost their last three games.
They were washed away by a dominant Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last outing, largely due to David Warner’s brilliance and Kings XI bowlers not putting up a good show collectively. It was a rare off day for Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman as he went for 66 runs.
- The IPL 2019, match 52- KXIP vs KKR will take place at 08:00 PM IST on Friday, May 3.
- The match will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
KXIP vs KKR is going to be played at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. The temperature during the match will start at 32 degrees Celsius and will come down to 27 degrees by the end of the contest. The conditions won’t be humid with the numbers between 22 and 35 per cent.
The pitch in Mohali has been a good one for batting and teams defending totals have found it difficult under the lights with dew also being a factor. With both teams in a must-win scenario, the sides may want to chase the target down.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):
David Miller could miss out after a few lacklustre performances in the middle order with Moises Henriques or Sam Curran waiting for their opportunity. PrabhSimran Singh could possibly make way for Sarfaraz Khan.
KXIP Team (From): Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen
Possible XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan/PrabhSimran Singh, David Miller/Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Rinku Singh could be replaced with Kuldeep Yadav or Prasidh Krishna to accommodate the extra option.
KKR Team (from): Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Harry Gurnley, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna.
Possible XI: Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(C&WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh/Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Piyush Chawla and Harry Gurney.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, KXIP’s KL Rahul and KKR’s Dinesh Karthik are having a great season and both the players will be the right pick.
Batsmen: For KXIP, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal are the top picks while for KKR Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine will be featuring as all-rounders from KKR while KXIP will feature Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For KXIP, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin are the top bowlers while for KKR, Kulddep Yadav, Harry Gurney will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
KL Rahul (vc), Chris Lynn (c), Chris Gayle, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Moises Henriques, Ravi Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Harry Gurney.
- Captain: Chris Lynn
- Vice Captain: KL Rahul
Dream 11 pick #2:
KL Rahul, Chris Lynn (vc), Chris Gayle (c), Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ravi Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Harry Gurney.
- Captain: Chris Gayle
- Vice Captain: Chris Lynn