We are almost at the halfway stage in the Indian Premier League 2020 and going by the looks of it, the second half is going to be exciting. Kings XI Punjab continued to lag with yet another poor show and will need to pick themselves up quickly to avoid being the first team to be eliminated.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) must be high on confidence, especially after how they have played following their defeat to the Mumbai Indians (MI).With a win needed in almost every game, Kings XI Punjab have a tough road ahead, but they certainly do have the team to get across the line. They have a tough assignment up next wherein they are set to face Kolkata Knight Riders, who are coming off a fantastic win over Chennai Super Kings.
As we are approaching the back-end of the competition, each match is gaining importance. The upcoming match is going to be critical for both sides, more so for Kings XI Punjab, and a mouth-watering contest is certainly on the cards.
Date: 10th October 2020
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a sporting one thus far. It’s neither been a batting paradise nor been a bowler’s dreamland. Rahul Tripathi and Shane Watson showed the other night that run-scoring is possible, though the pitch got a little slower in the second-half of the game. The conditions will be warm with the temperature around 33 degrees Celsius and humidity in the high 50s.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 25, KKR Won: 17, KXIP Won: 8
KXIP Expected Playing XI:
KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Simran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh/Deepak Hooda, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.
KKR Expected Playing XI:
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
KXIP vs KKR Match Prediction:
Kings XI Punjab are languishing at the bottom of the table and they’ll be desperate for a win here. A win for them will not only bring them back to the contention but will also open up the points table. Kolkata Knight Riders, too, will want to register a win here and inch closer to a playoff spot.
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. These are still early days but points on the board now could make a massive difference at the fag end of the league stage. While Kolkata Knight Riders look fairly settled with their playing eleven, Kings XI Punjab are still struggling to get their combination right.
Also, the two teams are coming off contrasting results in their last match, and owing to their win, Kolkata Knight Riders will be brimming with confidence. Considering that as well as the reasons stated above, Kolkata Knight Riders should emerge on top in the upcoming match. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.