KKR vsKXIP: Winning the toss, skipper Dinesh Karthik opted to chase and his decision backfired him as the Sunrisers openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow stitched 118 runs stand for the opening wickets which set the platform for others to bank upon. However, the Knight Riders came back strongly to restrict Sunrisers to 181 where at one stage they were looking good enough to breach the 200 run-mark.
Barring the controversial run-out of Jos Buttler and the altercation between Ravichandran Ashwin and him, everything went Punjab’s way and there first ever win at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur has definitely boosted their campaign. However, it won’t be an easy task for Punjab to defeat Kolkata at the Eden Gardens. Kolkata have always relished their opportunities at home and this could well be another happy hunt for them.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Team News
- After a winning start in their respective opening matches, changes in either setup looks reluctant.
- Andrew Tye is yet to join Kings XI Punjab squad.
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Kolkata Knight Riders
Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik, Lockie Ferguson, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
Kings XI Punjab
Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Ankit Rajpoot, KL Rahul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques/Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karun Nair, Mohd. Shami, Mandeep Singh, Ankit Rajpoot.