Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 21st April 2018 IPL Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 18th Indian Premier League Today Match Prediction of the 18th IPL Match between KKR vs KXIP at Kolkata Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali at 04:00 PM on 21.04.2018, Saturday. It’s a 18th KKR vs KXIP IPL match prediction between Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders where KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin will lead the Kings XI Punjab.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs (KXIP) Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata is available online. Both KKR and KXIP have so far won three games each.

All VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 Match Prediction, Team Info is provided below. KKR will be captained by Dinesh Karthik who will lead KKR in Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 18th Match of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018.

League leaders Kolkata Knight Riders will eye their third win in a row when they take on the Kings XI Punjab in the 18th fixture of the Indian Premier League 2018. The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the venue for this match to be played on April 21. Live action is scheduled to commence at 4 PM local time.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 21st April 2018 IPL Match Prediction

Besides Gayle, Punjab bat deep with the likes of big-hitting Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and ageing Yuvraj Singh in their ranks. Their bowling lacks experience, especially in the pace department. Mohit Sharma leaked runs against Hyderabad and will have to get his act together against KKR.

KKR and KXIP have three wins apiece, though the former have played one match more than KXIP’s three. KKR sit atop the standings, courtesy a superior net run rate. Both teams come into this match riding on superlative performances in their respective previous matches. KKR took the confidence of a resounding win against the Delhi Daredevils at home when they travelled to Jaipur and humbled the Rajasthan Royals in their fortress. KXIP too have the confidence of consecutive wins behind them; first, they defeated the Chennai Super Kings by a narrow margin of 4 runs, and most recently handed Sunrisers Hyderabad their first defeat of the season.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 21st April 2018 IPL Match Prediction

Having played one match less than KKR, Punjab have so far just lost once in four outings and are placed third. The two teams have met 21 times before and KKR enjoy a 14-7 head to head record.

Both teams, who are high on confidence after registering comprehensive wins in their respective previous encounters, will look to extend their winning run in the tournament. Having played one match less than KKR, KXIP have so far just lost once in four outings and are placed third. The two teams have met 21 times before and KKR enjoy a 14-7 head to head record. KKR vs KXIP: Both teams will be looking to extend their winning run in the tournament. Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab have met 21 times before and the former enjoy a 14-7 head to head record.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs (KXIP) Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English Commentary. It will also air on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in Hindi commentary.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Dinesh Karthik(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Ishank Jaggi, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Prasidh Krishna

While Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana are the key figures at the top of KKR’s batting order, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell are their biggest hopes in the middle order. Rana has scored the most runs for the team so far while a big knock is due from Lynn. Karthik and Russell are both averaging a little over 50 and it will be crucial that one of them bats through the innings. The Knight Riders will probably start with spin when it comes to bowling and they will expect Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav to exert pressure on Punjab straight away. With seven and six wickets respectively, these two have been the best bowlers for their side.

Kings XI Punjab Team:

Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Axar Patel, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

The spotlight will be on Chris Gayle when KXIP come out to bat. The West Indian batsman is looking in ominous form with scores of 63 and 104* in his first two innings, and even though he is not known for consistency, he is definitely the key man in this line-up. KL Rahul too has been amongst the runs while Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh are dangerous hitters down the order. Andrew Tye and Mohit Sharma will be the key with the new ball. Tye has been the most impressive of the lot and he could trouble the KKR batsmen with his variations. Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been very economical and he seems to be KXIP’s best option when it comes to spin.

Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

“Kings XI Punjab”

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