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Thursday, 2 May 2019



Match Details

Rulers XI Punjab versus Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 50, Vivo IPL 2019

PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Friday, May 3

8 pm IST


The PCA Stadium has dependably delivered even challenges among bat and ball. The normal first innings score this battle in Mohali has been a focused 170, in any case, three of the five diversions this year have been won by the group pursuing as dew has constantly ended up being a noteworthy factor amid the second innings.

Match Overview

A base portion of the IPL table conflict sees has Kings XI Punjab square off against 6th set Kolkata Knight Riders. The two groups are level on 10 each with two matches remaining, while rout for either establishment on Friday night will result in their Playoff goals being vanquished.

KKR head into this experience on the back off a persuading 34 run triumph against Mumbai Indians at home as charm Andre Russell featured with an unbeaten 80 preceding lining it up with an amazing spell of 2/25.

Despite what might be expected, much the same as a year ago, Kings XI have by and by hit a droop following a promising begin to the crusade and wind up on the precarious edge of end and passing up the best four for the fifth continuous season.

The past gathering between these two groups prior this competition created a run-fest at Eden Gardens with Kolkata in the end procuring a 28 run success obligingness of Andre Russell's dazzling all-adjusting show that was additionally bolstered significantly hundreds of years from the bats of Nitish Rana and Robbie Uthappa.

Straight on

Matches Played: 24

KXIP Wins: 8 (33.33%)

KKR Wins: 16 (66.67%)

Structure Guide

KXIP: LLLWL (poor structure)

KKR: WLLLL (poor structure)

Group News

Last Match Playing XI and Possible Changes

Lords XI: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Conceivable Changes: Andrew Tye in; Mujeeb ur Rahman out

KNIGHT RIDERS: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Robbie Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c and wk), Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney

Conceivable Changes: None

My Dream XI


Since his advancement up the batting request, Dinesh Karthik has savored a truly necessary come back to shape as of late. The KKR captain has scored 112 keeps running in his last two appearances that incorporate an aggregate of eight fours and 10 sixes alongside a normal of two rejections for each amusement behind the stumps.

Substitute alternative: Nicholas Pooran


KL Rahul has been reliably setting up gigantic numbers throughout the entire season. The Kings XI opener has amassed 520 keeps running at an uncommon normal of about 58 and in the meantime, hit five 50s and one century in IPL 2019.

In spite of the fact that Chris Gayle has been battling off-late, despite everything he remains KXIP's second most elevated run-getter this year. The Universe Boss holds a solid record at home and has scored a sum of 185 keeps running in only four innings at Mohali this challenge.

Shubman Gill is another of those KKR batsmen who have profited by opening the innings. In the three matches that Gill has opened, he has hit a momentous 155 keeps running at a normal of 51 alongside two or three half-hundreds of years.

Nitish Rana has been Kolkata's most predictable center request batsman this season. With 318 keeps running at a strike rate of 140 or more, Rana has demonstrated his capacity to adjust in various circumstances and heap up huge runs at whatever point his group has been in a spot of trouble.

Interchange alternative: Chris Lynn for Rana


By this stage, Andre Russell is an easy decision for any dream group. The Jamaican participates in this challenge on the back off a staggering all-round execution in the last amusement and comparatively drives the IPL 2019 graphs with a colossal 50 sixes.

Sunil Narine has been the pick of the bowlers for the Knight Riders. The 30-year-old has scalped 10 wickets at an economy of 7.84 and at the same time contributed with 143 keeps running in eight innings with the bat this year.

Interchange alternative: Ravichandran Ashwin for Narine


Mohammed Shami is the main wicket-taker for Kings XI in IPL 2019. Regardless of his economy being on the higher side, Shami has continually furnished his group with achievements in each match whether it might be the Powerplay or the demise overs.

Harry Gurney may have perhaps fixed his place in the KKR lineup until further notice as their abroad seamer following a decent act against Mumbai in the past experience where he completed with figures of 2/37.

Murugan Ashwin and Arshdeep Singh round up the bowling assault. The pair has delighted in a decent kept running of amusements of late and have conveyed for KXIP by grabbing a wicket or two under intense conditions.

Chief: Andre Russell

Bad habit CAPTAIN: KL Rahul

Player to keep an eye out for: Chris Gayle

The Universe Boss will be urgent to add a few hurries to his count subsequent to passing up a great opportunity in the last couple of matches. Gayle will be upheld to put in a solid appearing at Mohali, a setting where he has constantly valued playing and gathered stores of keeps running before.

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