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Kings XI Punjab VS Kolkata Knight Riders – MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction & Pitch Report

By Sahil Mathur
Oct 09, 2020 • 13:28 PM

IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab VS Kolkata Knight Riders: Match Details

Date – Saturday, 10 October 2020

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Time – 3:30 PM IST

Venue – Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

KXIP VS KKR Match Preview:


Kings XI Punjab faced another humiliating loss in their last match against SRH. The batsmen, while chasing, never got going and were bundled out for 132. One of the few positives for KXIP was the form of Nicholas Pooran, who scored 77 runs. Glenn Maxwell has underperformed this season and could make way for Chris Gayle in this match. 

Captain KL Rahul was pleased with the death bowling in the previous game. Youngsters Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh restricted the run flow in the last five overs and took wickets as well. All-rounder Deepak Hooda could come in this match to add more bowling options and variety. 

Kolkata Knight Riders also faced a similar situation in their match against CSK where only Rahul Tripathi scored the majority of runs for the team. However, looking at the form of the players, there isn't much to worry about the batting line up. The only concern for KKR is the batting order, which is still unsettled. 

Kolkata bowlers were on top the other night. They choked the run flow in the middle overs and didn't let CSK batsmen score boundaries in the death overs. Varun Chakaravarthy has been impressive so far with the ball. KKR is unlikely to change their winning combination for this match. 

Kolkata Knight Riders have always been the dominating side against Kings XI Punjab over the years. In this match too, KKR is looking a much better team than the struggling KXIP. 

Head to Head:

Total – 25

Kings XI Punjab – 8

Kolkata Knight Riders – 17

Team News: 

Kings XI Punjab - Anil Kumble, in the previous match, revealed that Chris Gayle was going to play but was not feeling well. He could be available for this match. 

Kolkata Knight Riders - There are no injury concerns in the team as of now. 

Weather Report: Temperature in Abu Dhabi during the day will be around 37 degrees celsius. 

Pitch Report: In the last match played here between CSK & KKR, the pitch looked good for batting under lights. This being a day game, it might remain the same throughout the match and assist the batsmen. 

Probable Playing XI:

Kings XI Punjab - KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Glenn Maxwell/ Chris Gayle, Simran Singh/ Deepak Hooda, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

Kolkata Knight Riders - Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

Kings XI Punjab VS Kolkata Knight Riders Fantasy XI:

Wicket-keepers - Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul(Captain)

Batsmen - Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi(Vice-Captain), Eoin Morgan(Captain)

All-rounders - Andre Russell

Bowlers - Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins