Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 46th T20 Match Prediction 26 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 46th T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-27

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah UAE

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah UAE
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah UAE

Kolkata Knight Riders

7.45 149/9 in 20.0
7.96 150/2 in 18.5

Kings XI Punjab

7.45 149/9 in 20.0
7.96 150/2 in 18.5 Cricbettingbuzz
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Kings XI Punjab won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab cricket betting odds

KKR 2.05
KXIP 1.66

KKR vs KXIP Prediction

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Kolkata Knight Riders eye a strong show against inconsistent Kings XI Punjab

  • Kolkata Knight Riders registered a comprehensive win over Delhi Capitals.
  • Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy delivered excellent performances for Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Kings XI Punjab managed to register a close win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Expect Kolkata Knight Riders to eke out a close win over Kings XI Punjab

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Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab will lock horns in the 46th match of 2020 Indian Premier League to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.

In their previous game, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a 59-run win over Delhi Capitals, courtesy excellent performances from Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy. With this result, Kolkata Knight Riders has climbed to fourth position in the league table.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab have managed to win four matches on the bounce and will be looking to continue their excellent form in the remaining round-robin fixtures. Captain Lokesh Rahul will be hoping that the side can put in an improved batting performance.

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Teams Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders

Two-time IPL Champions played excellent cricket to comfortably brush aside in-form Delhi Capitals in a game played on Saturday. With three games remaining, Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to continue their good form in the competition.

In their previous clash, Kolkata Knight Riders were put into bat first after Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bowl first. Opener Shubham Gill failed to capitalize on his decent start and perished in the second over of the innings. Rahul Tripathi and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik perished for quick succession to see Kolkata placed in a precarious position at 42 for 3 after 7.2 overs.

Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine came together at the crease and put on a match-winning partnership of 115 runs.

For Kolkata, Nitish Rana delivered a scintillating performance with the bat and smashed 81 runs off 53 balls with the help of thirteen fours and one six. He was well supported by Sunil Narine, who chipped in with 64 runs off 32 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson and Varun Chakravarthy to make crucial breakthroughs.

Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy was standout bowler for the side and claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in the Indian Premier League. Besides Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins bowled well and claimed three wickets in the match.

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
N Rana 81 53 13 1 152.83
S Narine 64 32 6 4 200
E Morgan 17 9 2 1 188.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 20 5 5
P Cummins 4.0 0 17 3 4.25
L Ferguson 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 20 5 5
P Cummins 4.0 0 17 3 4.25
L Ferguson 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab seemed to have found momentum at the back end of the competition and managed to win consecutive matches on the bounce.

In their previous game, Kings XI Punjab batted first after Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field first.

Openers Lokesh Rahul and Mandeep Singh got the side off to an excellent start and added 37 runs in the first five overs. Mandeep Singh failed to convert his good start into a big score and perished in the fifth over of the innings.

Lokesh Rahul also looked fluent in his innings and scored 27 runs off 27 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

Chris Gayle also perished in the 10th over after scoring run-a-ball 20 with the help of two fours and one six.

Nicholas Pooran played well and smashed unbeaten 32 off 28 balls with the help of two boundaries. Due to Pooran’s crucial innings, Kings XI Punjab managed to post a below-par score of 126 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi to pick up crucial wickets for the side.

Kings XI Punjab Actual Playing XI:

Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Glenn Maxwell, Murugan Ashwin, Deepak Hooda

Kings XI Punjab Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
N Pooran 32 28 2 0 114.29
L Rahul 27 27 2 1 100
C Gayle 20 20 2 1 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Singh 3.5 0 23 3 6
C Jordan 4.0 0 17 3 4.25
M Shami 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Singh 3.5 0 23 3 6
C Jordan 4.0 0 17 3 4.25
M Shami 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
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Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing XI

Lokesh Rahul (c & wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 25 0 mm. 2.67 k/h From: NE 0%
03h 25 0 mm. 1.79 k/h From: ENE 0%
06h 29 0 mm. 1.33 k/h From: ENE 0%
09h 31 0 mm. 3.67 k/h From: NNW 0%
12h 30 0 mm. 6.41 k/h From: NW 0%
15h 27 0 mm. 2.86 k/h From: NNE 0%
18h 26 0 mm. 1.33 k/h From: N 0%
21h 25 0 mm. 0.96 k/h From: NE 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The wicket might something for the bowlers with the new-ball. The weather forecast for Monday’s game is going to be clear skies in the evening.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders managed to eke out a close win over Kings XI Punjab.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss and bowl first on this surface. The last three matches played at Sharjah have been won by sides batting second.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Kolkata Knight Riders will fancy their chances of beating Kings XI Punjab. With the likes of Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine delivering goods with the bat, Kolkata will be keen to deliver another clinical performance in this fixture.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab will have to bat exceedingly well in order to keep their playoff hopes alive in the competition.

Expect Kolkata Knight Riders to eke out a close win over Kings XI Punjab

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