KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Team Prediction | IPL 2020 | 46th match | 26th Oct 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab will come face to face against each other in a must win game. Both the teams have revived their chances to qualify for the playoffs quite brilliantly. KKR defeated DC by a big margin in the previous outing. On the other hand, KXIP looks unstoppable, who have registered 4 consecutive wins in the tournament. It is going to be an important game for both sides. So let’s look at our KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Team Prediction, Top Captain & Vice-Captain Picks, Head to Head, Grand League, and Fantasy Tips.
Date & Time- 26th October 2020, 07:30 PM
Venue Name: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Total matches: 16
Side Batting 1st Won: 10 (IPL 2020 excluding Super Over)
Side batting 2nd Won: 6 (IPL 2020 excluding Super Over)
Average 1st Inns scores: 145
Average 1st Inns scores: 127
Head to Head for KKR vs KXIP:
Matches played: 26
KXIP Won: 8
No Result: 00
The pitch is certainly going in the favor of bowlers with batsmen getting very little assistance from the wicket while batting. At the moment, the chase at the venue is quite difficult. So anything above 170 will be very difficult to chase on this ground.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Harry Gurney, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Praveen Tambe, Nikhil Naik
KXIP Squad: Lokesh Rahul, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh
KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Team News:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
- KKR managed an emphatic win in their previous encounter. And, they will take the field with the same team combination that locked horns with Delhi Capitals.
- Varun Chakravarthy took a five-wicket haul in the previous game. And, he will be a key bowler from KKR to watch out against KXIP.
- Shubhman Gill and Nitish Rana will open the innings. The new pair saw their side off to a flyer against DC.
- Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, and Rahul Tripathi will try to keep the scoring rate on a higher side from the middle-order.
Kings XI Punjab:
- KXIP seems to be a well-balanced side and a big headache for its opponents.
- KXIP will be hopeful that Mayank Agarwal will get fit and play in the next game for his franchise.
- Mandeep Singh inclusion has given a much-needed boost to the batting unit.
- If Mayank is back then KL Rahul will open the innings alongside his State teammate in the next game.
- Arshdep Singh, Chris Jordan, and Mohammed Shami will lead the pace attack.
- Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi will take care of the spin bowling department.
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KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups:
KKR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: D Karthik
Batsmen: S Gill, E Morgan, R Tripathi, N Rana
All-rounders: S Narine
Bowler: V Chakravarthy, L Ferguson, K Nagarkoti, P Cummins, P Krishna
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul, N Pooran
Batsmen: M Agarwal, D Hooda, C Gayle
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell,
Bowlers: M Shami, R Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, M Ashwin, C Jordan
Captain Pick for KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Team
Option 1: KL Rahul
KL Rahul has done great work as an opener for Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing edition. He has been in scintillating touch with the bat that makes him a nightmare for any bowler. So, he is the right player to pick.
Option 2: Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran has been smashing the bowlers with ease and scoring runs well for Kings XI Punjab. It is very difficult to dismiss the southpaw if he gets settled on the wicket. He might fire another knock in the upcoming affair.
Option 1: Shubhman Gill
Shubhman Gill is known to be struggling with runs. His willow has suddenly stopped scoring runs in the tournament. But, like Sanju Samson managed a brilliant inning against MI under high pressure. Now, he will also be expected to guide his team to a good victory.
Option 2: Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana played a surprising knock against Delhi Capitals of 81 runs. And, the same kind of performance will be expected from going ahead when KKR will take the field against KXIP.
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KKR vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction: Who will win the match
We think Kings XI Punjab will be going to win the game against Kolkata Knight Riders. The former is on its winning streak and looks very dangerous in every department of the game. Meanwhile, with KKR the issue is their consistency. They win one game by big margin like champions. And, in the next game, they perform like the worse side of the tournament. This is the reason we have picked KXIP ahead of KKR.