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IPL 2018, KKR vs KXIP Match Preview- Gayle vs Russell who will hit more sixes?

IPL 2018, KKR vs KXIP Match Preview- Gayle vs Russell who will hit more sixes?
Written by Abhishek Lohia

On Saturday, Kings XI Punjab will challenge Kolkata Knight Riders in their home in Kolkata. Who will win this match, it will be decided later, but it is clear that the winning chariot will not allow any of the grand players of these two teams to win any chance. After a long season, the team of Punjab is doing a growth in the captaincy of Ashwin. Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders will not want to make any such mistake in his home, which will slide him down in the points table. In this match at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, you will get the chance to get Chris Gayle’s batting again once again.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata has the answer to every move of Punjab. Apart from Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa can snap any bowling attack. The trump card of Kolkata has proved to be Sunil Narayan by now This all-rounder from the West Indies is especially the bowler. In bowling, Kolkata needs little hard work. Apart from Sunil Narayan, Piyush Chawla is working hard. However, Piyush is not strong to bowl in this season, due to which he is recognised, that’s why There is more burden on Kuldeep Yadav while Vinay Kumar is proving to be very expensive.

Kings XI Punjab

The captaincy of Ravichandran Ashwin has revived this team. As soon as Chris Gayle entered the opening slot, the zeal of Punjab doubled. But, in Mohali, out of the banter of Bhangra, they have to play this match in Kolkata. Just like Gayle, Karun Nair is a betting man. Gayle made this IPL first century against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The team also has a strong hit like Aaron Finch, but they are still looking pale. If he strikes, KKR will face a lot of damage to the front. Kings XI’s bowling looks bigger than Kolkata. Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye and Mujib ur Rehman. No batsman has played carelessly against the Mujib in this IPL. He has got wickets too.

Gayle vs KKR: 13 innings, 532 runs, an average of 48.36, strike-rate of 152.44, plus a hundred and three fifties. Though against Narine, Gayle has managed to score only 40 runs off 45 balls while getting out to his fellow countryman twice.

Narine vs KXIP: Narine has bagged 24 wickets in just 13 matches against KXIP in IPL – the most by any bowler against them. He averages 13.83 against KXIP combined with an ER of 6.38 and SR of 13.00.

Head to Head of teams

KKR 14 – 7 KXIP

Team Record at Eden

KKR 7 – 2 KXIP

KKR Probable XI– Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav

KXIP Probable XI– Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh/Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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