Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) got back to winning ways after defeating the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 59 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. It was much needed for them as they went into the contest on the backs of a shambolic eight-wicket defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
However, with their last win, Eoin Morgan and Co strengthened their grip on the fourth position. They will next be facing the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Monday, October 26 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. KL Rahul and Co are on a rampage, winning their last four matches.
Date: 26th October 2020
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has slowed down considerably, with the new-ball bowlers ruling the roost of late. The likes of Siraj and Boult have enjoyed conditions due to the early swing on offer, which should be the case in this game as well.
Although the bowlers will be key to both sides’ fortunes, the batsmen should be able to play their natural game once they get used to the pace of the surface. The dimensions of the ground also play into their hands, with the straight boundaries being very small. With dew expected to play a part later in the game, both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss, with 170 being a competitive total at this venue.
It’s been consistently in the mid 30s as far as the temperature in Sharjah is concerned. Once again, the maximum recorded temperature could be 33°C and the humidity around 39%.
We think KKR will want to bat first if it wins the toss and KXIP will want to field first if it wins the toss. That is the way that both teams have been successful in recent games.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 26, KKR Won: 18, KXIP Won: 8, NR: 0
KKR Expected Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (C), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna and Varun Chakravarthy
KXIP Expected Playing XI:
KL Rahul (C&WK), Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan/James Neesham, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh
KKR vs KXIP Match Prediction:
Being accountable we provide accurate and best IPL betting tips. There are various factors that matter a lot for today’s match prediction. Our experts analyze various factors related to a game such as head to head records, pitch report, weather condition, team form, etc. We are going to stick with the in-form KXIP in this contest. They should be able to ask some tougher questions of KKR and avoid making the mistakes that DC made. KKR’s batting is thick and if they stick to their same playing eleven as in the last match, it is just a matter of time before they find themselves in trouble. Bet on the Kings XI Punjab to win. To earn more money by availing our free IPL betting tips, visit the website of Bhaiji.