IPL Update: The Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders And Punjab Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders will face Punjab Kings at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday. The match is going to be very much important for both sides. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost back to back four matches after winning their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They will try to bounce back in this game. However, the task will not be easy for them. It is going to be the first match of this season’s IPL at this venue. So, it will be interesting to see the nature of the wicket at this ground.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings have tried different combinations in different conditions so far in this season. They have won two out of their five matches. The win against Mumbai Indians in the previous match will certainly act as a confident booster for them.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders have not looked a confident side so far in this tournament. They are facing various problems in this season’s IPL. They are not able to pick up wickets in the powerplay. Varun Chakravarthy is their best bowler of this season. However, he is not getting much support from his teammates. Lockie Ferguson might come in the side in place of Sunil Narine. The pitch at Ahmedabad might help the pacers a bit more. Shubman Gill is not getting runs at the top order. Eoin Morgan has also not been able to perform with the bat so far in this tournament. So, it will be interesting to see how Kolkata Knight Riders field their side in this match.
Probable Starting XI:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in great form and that is big positive aspect for Punjab Kings at this moment. Chris Gayle is also getting runs; so the top three is looking quite settled. However, Nicholas Pooran has failed to show his class so far. Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith might make a comeback in the side because of the nature of the wicket at this ground.
Probable Starting XI:
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.