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Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab Prediction (KKR vs KXIP)

Zia Rana Apr 24, 2014 No Comment 156,021 views
IPL 2014
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders
vs Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab
ScheduleSaturday, 26 April 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

The most eventful and unbeaten team of the tournament, Kings XI Punjab, will take over Kolkata Knight Riders in the 15th match of the IPL 2014. KKR overpowered two mighty units, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore and were beaten by a bottom line Delhi Daredevils. Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and will anticipate winning their fourth one.

Glenn Maxwell - Blistring form
Glenn Maxwell - Blistring form

Players to watch

The batting of KKR is revolving around Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey while Robin Uthappa along with Chris Lynn are the other batsmen among runs. Sunil Narine is bowling excellently with a nice support from Morne Morkel and Vinay Kumar.

Glenn Maxwell is enjoying an awesome form and is the highest runs scorer for Kings XI Punjab with 279 in just three games comprising 3 fifties. David Miller and Cheteshwar Pujara are in top gear while Virender Sehwag has started playing his strokes. The old warhorse, Lakshmipathy Balaji, is their leading wicket taker whereas the young Akshar Patel and Mitchell Johnson are assisting him well.

Time & Venue

Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 18:30 local at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Weather

A nice evening with temperatures around 26-36ᵒC

Toss

The winning captain will chase

The Pitch

A smooth track for the batsmen

Teams

Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav

Kings XI Punjab – George Bailey (C), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Mitchell Johnson, Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sandeep Sharma (1)

Prediction

Kings XI Punjab will win the encounter

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