IPL10 season eleventh match of is set to be played between Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab. Kings XI Punjab have won two games of the season so far. While Kolkata Knight Riders have won one of two matches played in Indian Premier League. Last season Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers handed Kings XI Punjab’s batsmen seven single-digit scores in their first meeting in 2016 to set up a six-wicket win in Mohali. The same trend continued at Eden Gardens when Andre Russell took a four-for to successfully defend a total of 164 despite a Glenn Maxwell half-century. Overall Knight Riders have beaten Kings XI in all seven of their most recent matches in the IPL to set up a dominant 13-6 lead. The record is 6-2 in Kolkata. KKR had the wood over KXIP over the seasons, winning 13 of the 19 games against them, including the last seven encounters on the trot.
Here are 7 sneak preview of IPL 2017 11th match
#1 Eleventh match of IPL10 season 2017 between Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab.
Kolkata Knight Rider had lost against Mumbai Indians by four wickets and beat Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets. While Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets and Rising Pune Supergiant by six wickets.
#2 The Eleventh match of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10, 2017 between KKR Vs KXIP is taking place, today 8pm at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
#3 Kolkata Knight Rider likely XI: Shakib Al Hasan, Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Trent Boult.
#4 Kolkata Knight Rider: Kolkata will play their first home match of this IPL edition without Lynn. We can expect Shakib Al Hasan to replace Lynn in the playing XI.
#5 Kings XI Punjab likely XI: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Shaarma, T Natarajan.
#6 Kings XI Punjab: Kings XI Punjab are in terrific form as they are having 100% win record in this 10th season of IPLT20 with two wins against Pune and Bangalore.
#7 Kings XI Punjab are ready to set win against KKR, but we can’t take Kolkata warriors lightly as they also have the power to break the backbone of any team. Punjab is having the power of batting whereas Kolkata has both so we can’t say that it will be a one-sided match.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (captain), Yusuf Pathan, Chris Lynn, Piyush Chawla, Manish Pandey, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Sheldon Jackson, Trent Boult, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Sayan Ghosh, Rovman Powell, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Suryakumaar Yadav, R. Sanjay Yadav, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Darren Bravo, Rishi Dhawan, Ishan Jaggi.
Kings XI Punjab
Glenn Maxwell (captain), David Miller, Pardeep Sahu, Manan Vohra, Armaan Jaffer, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron, T Natarajan, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Eoin Morgan, Mohit Sharma, Swapnil Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, K.C. Cariappa, Matt Henry, Sandeep Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Akshar Patel, Hashim Amla, Anureet Singh, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Marcus Stoinis, Rinku Singh, Darren Sammy.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa
Kolkata Knight Riders has players like Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa who are capable of giving a real target. Gautam Gambhir has the second-lowest strike-rate of 75.67 against Sandeep sharma of Kings XI Punjab. Though Robin Uthappa has also hit Sandeep for 51 runs in 38 balls losing his wicket only once.
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra
Manan Vohra and Hashim Amla guide Kings XI Punjab to their second-straight win in the new season of Indian T20 competition. Manan Vohra and Hashim Amla thwarted all efforts from Bangalore’s bowlers to seize the early initiative.
According to us Kolkata Knight Riders will hold an edge
- Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten Kings XI Punjab in all seven of their most recent matches in the IPL to set up a dominant 13-6 lead. The record is 6-2 in Kolkata.
- Umesh Yadav has won three Man of the Match awards against KXIP – the most by any specialist bowler against a team in IPL.
- Sunil Narine has taken 22 wickets against KXIP in 11 matches at an average of 13.00 and economy rate of 6.50.
- A win for KKR against KXIP would give them their eighth successive victory against KXIP. The joint-most for any team against an opposition.