IPL ‘Climax’ Match Starts: The Battle in Kolkata and Punjab, Such Is the Playing XI of Both Teams

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Kings Ilvan Punjab at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday Kolkata Knight Riders Having won the toss in the 46th match of IPL-13, they have decided to bowl first. When both teams clashed against each other this season, Kolkata beat Punjab by two runs in a thrilling contest. Two-time champions Kolkata have won one of three matches on this ground and lost two. At the same time, Punjab has won three out of four matches and lost one.

This clash is like a climax for the IPL. While KKR would almost seal their place for the playoffs by registering a win, the Chennai Super Kings team will be out of the official tournament. In the match, Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first. There is no change in the two teams.

Points Position in Table
Kings XI have 10 points from five wins in 11 matches and are in fifth place, while KKR have 12 points and are in fourth place. Punjab will reach the top four with a win, while KKR, if they win, will get 14 points and it will also strengthen their chances of reaching the playoffs.

Playing xi
KKR: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Naren, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Famous Krishna, Varun Chakraborty
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (Captain and wicketkeeper), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh.

Top performer
Batting: KKR- Shubhman Gill (11 matches, 321 runs), Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul (11 matches, 567 runs)
Boling: KKR- Varun Chakraborty (10 matches, 12 wickets), Kings XI Punjab – Mohammed Shami (11 matches, 17 wickets)

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