After a bad outing for Kolkata Knight Riders in six consecutive games, the Riders broke the jinx by defeating Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter. Kolkata Knight Riders still showed dependence on heavy Jamaican Andre Russell. Meanwhile, KXIP haven’t lost a single game in Mohali since IPL 2018. For KKR to even be eligible to enter the playoffs theoretically they ought to win every game from here on. However, this is a survival contest, hence it’s crucial for both the teams.
Match 52, 3rd May 2019 – 8 pm : Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Venue : Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Last 5 Matches :
KXIP – L L L W L
KKR – W L L L L
Kings XI Punjab Squad :
Ravi Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sarfraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthi, PrabhSimran Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Andrew Tye, Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande and Agnivesh Ayachi.
Possible Playing 11: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (WK), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicolas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Ravi Ashwin (C), Mohammad Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad :
Dinesh Karthik (C), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Prithvi Raj, Sandeep Warrier, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik and Matt Kelly.
Possible Playing 11: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier and Matt Kelly.
Dream 11 :
Wicket Keeper : Nicolas Pooran
Batsmen : Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, KL Rahul (VC)
Allrounders : Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (c), Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers : Piyush Chawla, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin