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Match 18, IPL 2018

KKR vs KXIP Match Preview

Kolkata, April 21 at 04:00 PM IST

After a thumping win over Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders welcome in-form Kings XI Punjab at Eden’s Gardens tomorrow. Both the teams seem to have found their combination and would be looking to strengthen their respective positions on the table.

The home side, KKR ended RR’s winning streak at home with a clinical all-round performance. First, they bowled tight lines to not let RR batsmen break free and later chased the target down quite comfortably.

KXIP, in their previous fixture, piped Sunrisers Hyderabad to end their winning streak of three matches. They were helped by a blazing first hundred of this year’s IPL by Gayle.

Read on for KOL vs PNJ Dream11 Team News to find out who will play and the players that can miss out.

 

KOL VS PNJ TEAM NEWS

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Kolkata looks sorted with their playing setup.
  • Lynn has been scratchy but is most likely to keep his place in the XI.
  • No changes are expected in the KKR playing XI unless it’s a forced one.

 

Kings XI Punjab

  • Kings XI can make one change in their lineup, bringing in Axar Patel. However, it remains to be seen who he will replace.
  • KXIP batting looks sorted for now. However, there may be slight re-shuffle in the order.

 

KOL VS PNJ PLAYING 11

Speaking of KOL vs PNJ Playing 11, both the sides are most likely to field their last XIs. However, there could be forced changes.

KKR Playing 11: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn/ Cameron Delport, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Tom Curran, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi

KXIP Playing 11: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran/Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

KOL VS PNJ KEY PLAYERS

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, and Dinesh Karthik have all surpassed 150 runs for team KKR.
  • Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav have picked 7 and 6 wickets, respectively.

 

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, and Karun Nair are top three batsmen for KXIP.
  • As far as bowling is concerned, Mohit Sharma and Andrew Tye have picked 5 wickets each.

 

Note: This KOL vs PUN Dream11 match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.

 

KOL VS PNJ DREAM11 PREDICTION

  • In your KOL vs PNJ Dream11 team, you choose either of the wicketkeepers – KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik.
  • The best choice batsmen to go with will be Uthappa, Gayle, Lynn, and Rana.
  • You can pick from Narine, Russell, and Ashwin in the all-rounder category.
  • The bowlers you can bet on are Mohit Sharma, Andrew Tye, and Kuldeep Yadav.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

The Big Picture

It is expected to be another pulsating clash at the Vivo IPL 2018 with the Kings XI Punjab set to host the 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

While Sunrisers are the only team to remain undefeated thus far in the tournament, they’ll be up against a buoyed Kings XI Punjab unit who are coming off a nail-biting win over the Chennai Super Kings.

Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

When: 21 April 2018, 4:00 PM

Pitch Conditions:

The Eden Gardens pitch has been considered as one of the better conditions for batting whilst assisting spinners, evident from Kolkata Knight Riders strategy of fielding plethora of spinners over the years. The 2016 season though saw the pitch being re-laid and being more conducive to fast as well as reverse-swing bowling evident from the rout of RCB (49 all out) inflicted by the likes of Coulter Nile and Woakes last year.

Statistics over the years: While over the past ten years, the average first innings score has swelled from 167 to 179, the team batting first has won 37.1% times while the chasing side has 62.9% of the occasions.

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knight Riders are on the roll having picked up three wins in four games. They now sit at the top of the table and will now be looking to consolidate their position with another impressive show when they host the Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

While Chris Lyn’s form who got out for a duck in the previous match might be a cause of concern, KKR’s batting is looking solid with the likes of Rana, Uthappa, Narine, and DK chipping in with handy contributions.

On the bowling front, while Narine came in for punishment against RR (0-48 in 4 overs), the likes of Chawla, Kuldeep has managed to put a stranglehold on the opposition and has emerged to be the biggest strength of KKR this season. While Mavi and Curran came in for some stick, they chipped in with crucial wickets, and are expected to keep their place in the side.

Probable XI:

Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa (wk), Dinesh Karthik (capt), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubhman Gill, Piyush Chawla Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Tom Curran, Shivam Mavi

Kings XI Punjab

On the back of a superlative hundred from Chris Gayle (104 off 63 balls), the Kings XI Punjab halted Sunrisers Hyderabad winning streak as they defeated the 2016 IPL champions by 15 runs.

on the bowling front, Sran (0-22) and Mujib (0-27) were the standout performers for KXIP, as they choked the opposition into submission.

With 3 wins in 4 games, the Kings XI Punjab unit looks confident as ever, and they’d be looking to carry on the momentum to the iconic Eden Gardens, where they take on Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.

Probable XI:

Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (WK),  Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Axar Patel, R Ashwin (C), Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran,  Andrew Tye, Mujib Ur-Rahman

 

Pitch Report & Weather Condition

Scattered Thunderstorms 99° F/ 37° C ~ Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 21st April 2018

Match Details :

  • Match Info: Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) vs Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR), 18th Match, Indian Premier League, 2018
  • Match Date: 21 April 2018, Saturday
  • Match Venue:  Kolkata Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
  • Match Time: 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL
  • Total Capacity:  63,000 Seats
  • Avg 1st Innings Total: 148 Runs
  • Avg 2nd Innings Total: 128 Runs
  • Highest Score:   211/5 (21 Ov) by Pak vs Ban
  • Lowest Score:  70/10 (15.4 Ov) by Ban vs NZ
  • Highest Chased: 161/6 (21.4 Ov) by WI vs Eng
  • Lowest Defended: 145/8 (21 Ov) by NZ vs Ban

Toss Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders Will win the toss and will decide to bowl first

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BLR vs DEL Who will win Today’s Match

Match 19, IPL 2018

RCB vs DD Match Preview

Bengaluru, April 21 at 08:00 PM IST

In the second match of the Saturday doubleheader, Royal Challengers Bangalore host Delhi Daredevils at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. Both the teams have been struggling so far and would be looking to get over their woes.

Like the previous IPL editions, Royal Challengers have not been at their best with the ball and only done it with their destructive batting order. They were humbled by Mumbai Indians in their last encounter.

DD had a similar result against Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous fixture, going down by a big margin of 71 runs. Their bowling and batting have fired in patches but have not been consistent to pose a greater danger to the opposition.

Let’s look at BLR vs DEL Dream11 Team News for the players who can miss out.

 

BLR VS DEL TEAM NEWS

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Sarfaraz Khan had a disappointing outing against Mumbai Indians. His place in the side is not certain.
  • Siraj and Corey Anderson might get another chance.

 

Delhi Daredevils

  • The form of Shreyas Iyer is a concern for DD although he is likely to keep his place in the XI.
  • Mohammed Shami has been a disappointment so far. He is likely to miss out.
  • Another player who can sit out is Vijay Shankar
  • Shahbaz Nadeem has not been as effective as his captain would like him to be. There is an outside chance of Amit Mishra or Jayant Yadav getting in.

 

BLR VS DEL PLAYING 11

Speaking of BLR vs DEL Playing 11, both the sides can make a few changes in their playing XIs after suffering heavy defeats.

RCB Playing 11: AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Quinton de Kock (wk), Corey Anderson/Colin de Grandhomme/Tim Southee/Moeen Ali, Sarfaraz Khan/Manan Vohra/Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar

DD Playing 11: Gautam Gambhir (c), Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Nadeem/Amit Mishra/Jayant Yadav/Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mohammed Shami/Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Vijay Shankar/Gurkeerat Singh Mann/ Jayant Yadav, Chris Morris/ Liam Plunkett/Sandeep Lamichhane, Shreyas Iyer/Prithvi Shaw/Manjot Kalra/Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant (wk)

 

BLR VS DEL KEY PLAYERS

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Mandeep Singh have all fired with the bat.
  • Chris Woakes and Umesh Yadav have picked 8 and 7 wickets, respectively.

 

Delhi Daredevils:

  • DD will rely on Jason Roy, Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell to put runs on the board.
  • As far as bowling is concerned, Boult and Tewatia have picked 6 wickets each.

 

Note: This BLR vs DEL Dream11 match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.

 

BLR VS DEL DREAM11 PREDICTION

  • In your BLR vs DEL Dream11 team, you can choose either of the wicketkeepers – de Kock and Pant.
  • The best choice batsmen to go with would be Gambhir, Roy, Kohli, Mandeep and de Villiers.
  • In the all-rounder category, you can pick from Maxwell, Sundar, and Woakes.
  • The bowlers you can bet on are Boult, Tewatia and Umesh Yadav.

Pitch Report & Weather Condition

Scattered Thunderstorms 93° F/ 34° C ~ Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils 21st April 2018

Match Details :

  • Match Info: Delhi Daredevils(DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) , 19th Match, Indian Premier League, 2018
  • Match Date: 21 April 2018, Saturday
  • Match Venue:  M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Match Time: 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL
  • Total Capacity:  40,000 Seats
  • Avg 1st Innings Total: 151 Runs
  • Avg 2nd Innings Total: 138 Runs
  • Highest Score:   202/6 (20 Over) by Ind vs Eng
  • Lowest Score:  127/10 (16.3 Over) by Eng vs Ind
  • Highest Chased: 157/7 (18.3 Over) by Aus vs Ban
  • Lowest Defended: 146/7 (20 Over) by Ind vs Ban

Toss Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore Will win the toss and will decide to bowl first.

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