KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab will take on two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders in match 24 of the ongoing tournament. The game will begin at 3:30 PM (IST) as it’s the first clash of the double-header taking place on October 10. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi will host this encounter between the two sides.
The situation of these sides is contrasting as Kolkata Knight Riders sit comfortably at the fourth position in the Points Table. On the other hand, Kings Punjab occupies the last spot with a solitary victory.
After a win in the previous encounter against Chennai Super Kings, Dinesh Karthik and co. is most likely to take the field with a similar XI. On the other hand, KXIP will continue making changes as Chris Gayle will be playing in this clash against KKR.
KXIP vs KKR: Head-to-Head
Total matches played: 25
KXIP won: 8
KKR won: 17
No Result: 0
KXIP vs KKR: Possible Playing XIs
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (Captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh (Wicket-keeper), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan/Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (Captain and Wicket-keeper), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
KXIP vs KKR: Players to watch out for
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine
KXIP vs KKR: Match Prediction
Both the sides have several issues to address before the start of this game. But Kolkata Knight Riders have come up with a better performance in the tournament thus far. As a result, the Kolkata-based franchise has a slight advantage over the opposition due to a more balanced lineup.