|2014 Champions League Twenty20|
| Kings XI Punjab
||vs|| Northern Districts
ScheduleFriday, 26 September 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenuePunjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Kings XI Punjab continued their dominance in the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 by winning their both games so far and have attained eight points. Northern Districts who performed excellently in the Qualifiers by grabbing all three games, played two in the main round. They defeated Cape Cobras in the first match, lost the other against Hobart Hurricanes and got four points. The forthcoming game is not going to be a one sided affair where KXIP and Northern Districts will fight for supremacy.
David Miller was the top scorer of KXIP in their previous match vs. Barbados Tridents while Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag, George Bailey and Mannan Vohra should exhibit their true potential. Thisara Perera and Parvinder Awana are bowling well but they need assistance from their partners.
The top and middle order batting of Northern Districts collapsed against Hobart Hurricanes except Scott Styris who scored 37 runs. Nine of them were unable to touch the double figures and the entire team was bowled out for 92 mere runs while chasing 178. They should re-emerge their capabilities and ensure positive approach during rest of the tournament. Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Styris and Ish Sodhi are doing their best with the ball and should maintain the disciplined bowling.
Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 20:00 local at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.
Suitable weather for the encounter with temperatures around 22-33ᵒC.
The winner will prefer to bat last while chasing the target.
The lively wicket is suitable for Twenty20 game where batsmen can make runs freely and it has something for the bowlers as well.
Kings XI Punjab – George Bailey (C), Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Thisara Perera, Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana, Anureet Singh.
Northern Districts – Daniel Flynn (C), Kane Williamson, Anton Devcich, BJ Watling, Scott Styris, Daryl Mitchell, Trent Boult, Scott Kuggeleijin, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult.
Kings XI Punjab is a more balanced side and will add another four points to their tally.