Kolkata, April 21 at 04:00 PM IST
After a thumping win over Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders welcome in-form Kings XI Punjab at Eden’s Gardens tomorrow. Both the teams seem to have found their combination and would be looking to strengthen their respective positions on the table.
The home side, KKR ended RR’s winning streak at home with a clinical all-round performance. First, they bowled tight lines to not let RR batsmen break free and later chased the target down quite comfortably.
KXIP, in their previous fixture, piped Sunrisers Hyderabad to end their winning streak of three matches. They were helped by a blazing first hundred of this year’s IPL by Gayle.
Read on for KOL vs PNJ Dream11 Team News to find out who will play and the players that can miss out.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c and WK), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi and Tom Curran.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, AJ Tye, Mohit Sharma and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
KOL VS PNJ PLAYING 11
Speaking of KOL vs PNJ Playing 11, both the sides are most likely to field their last XIs. However, there could be forced changes.
KKR Playing 11: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn/ Cameron Delport, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Tom Curran, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi
KXIP Playing 11: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran/Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
KOL VS PNJ KEY PLAYERS
Kolkata Knight Riders:
- Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, and Dinesh Karthik have all surpassed 150 runs for team KKR.
- Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav have picked 7 and 6 wickets, respectively.
Kings XI Punjab:
- Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, and Karun Nair are top three batsmen for KXIP.
- As far as bowling is concerned, Mohit Sharma and Andrew Tye have picked 5 wickets each.