After showcasing a wonderful display in the 1st match against Mumbai Indians; KKR will host KXIP in Eden Gardens for their 2nd match of IPL 2019. The match will kick-off at 8:00 PM, IST.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa make up a strong top for KKR. Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa did well with the bat in the chase against SRH in the 1st match. These batsmen can make it tough again for the bowlers of KXIP. Andre Russell will also have the huge role to play with his explosive batting.
Andre Russell who took 2 wickets in the match against SRH displayed a good all round effort. He can claim some important wickets against KXIP also. Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla will also be looking to put a lid on the scoring of KXIP batsmen.
Kings XI Punjab:
Chris Gayle started 2019 IPL season with an explosive innings of 79 runs against RR. Sarfaraz Khan supports him well with score of 46 runs. The team will be looking for good contribution from Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran in this match with KKR.
With bowlers like Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mohammed Shami and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in their side, KXIP bowling attack also looks decent.
KKR vs KXIP Head to Head
|Played||Won by KKR||Won by KXIP||Tie||No Result|
KKR vs KXIP Playing 11:
|KKR Playing 11|
|Nitish Rana, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Joe Denly, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson.|
|KXIP Playing 11|
|Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot.|