KXIP vs KOL Fantasy Prediction: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 10 October 2020 (Abu Dhabi). The Kings XI Punjab will play this game in a DO or DIE situation.
Kings XI Punjab will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the league match of IPL 2020 aka Indian Premier League which will be played at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Kings XI Punjab have lost five of their six games so far in the tournament and a defeat in this game will almost confirm their exit from the tournament. Nicholas Pooran has been a bright light for them along with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal but the overall team effort is certainly missing in the side due to a lot of changes in every game. Anil Kumble confirmed that Chris Gayle will be in line to play this game and he will be expected to turn the fortunes of this team.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, made a brilliant comeback in their last game and proved their fighting spirit. They have now won three of their five games are looking solid in the tournament table. The form of Rahul Tripathi has certainly solved the opening vows for them and the youngsters are managing the bowling department really well.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent enough for the batting in the first innings whereas it gets a little slower in the 2nd innings. The average 1st innings batting score in IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi is 170.
Total IPL 2020 Games Played: 8; Batting 1st Won: 5; Batting 2nd Won: 3
Match Details :
Time:- 3.30 PM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Rahul Tripathi, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Charkravarthy.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Kings XI Punjab – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Nicholas Pooran.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russel, Eoin Morgan, and Shubhman Gill.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Kings XI Punjab – Mohammad Shami.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Pat Cummins.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
KL Rahul, Andre Russel, Mohammad Shami, Shubhman Gill, and Mayank Agarwal.
KXIP vs KOL Team Wicket-Keeper
KL Rahul (Price 11) and Nicholas Pooran (Price 9) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. Rahul is in a brilliant form and has scored one century and two half-centuries in the tournament. He is currently the highest run-scorer of the tournament and has been scoring at an average of more than 60 whereas Pooran scored the fastest century of IPL 2020 in the last game and is in a wonderful form with the bat.
KXIP vs KOL Team Batsmen
Mayank Agarwal (Price 9.5) will be our batsman from the Kings XI Punjab. Mayank has played really well in the tournament so far and has scored 281 runs in just 6 games at an outstanding average of 46.83. He has not played well in the last couple of games and would love to bounce back here.
Nitish Rana (Price 9), Shubhman Gill (Price 9), and Rahul Tripathi (Price 8) will be our batsmen from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Gill has been the best batsman of the KKR this season and has been playing well as an anchor whereas Rahul was absolutely brilliant in the last game and would like to continue his brilliant form as an opener. Rana, on the other hand, has not been in a really good form but in the unpredictable batting-order of the KKR side, he is the confirmed number 3 batsman.
KXIP vs KOL Team All-Rounders
Andre Russel (Price 10.5) will be our all-rounder from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Russel has been at his very best in the tournament but he has picked five wickets in the tournament so far and on his day, he can dismantle any bowling line-up in his batting as well.
KXIP vs KOL Team Bowlers
Mohammad Shami (Price 9) and Ravi Bishnoi (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Kings XI Punjab. Shami has been the best bowler of the side and has picked nine wickets in the tournament so far whereas Ravi has also bowled really well and has seven wickets to his name. Both of them are natural wicket-takers.
Shivam Mavi (Price 8) and Varun Chakravarthy (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Both of them have been really good for the Knights till now in the tournament and have picked five wickets each till now. They are genuine wicket-takers and Karthik is using them wisely as well.
Match Prediction: Kings XI Punjab will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
KL Rahul and Shubhman Gill
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Andre Russel and Mayank Agarwal
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.