In the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it is a match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab today. 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. KKR’s team is also enthused by the win against a strong Delhi Capitals team and will be desperate to sustain the victory campaign.
KKR vs KXIP: Kolkata and Punjab clash, see the scorecard of the match here
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.
Expected Playing XI
KKR: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, the famous Krishna and Varun Chakraborty.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh.
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)