Indian Premier League (IPL) league stage is nearing its end and three teams have already qualified for the playoffs. With one spot remaining in the playoffs berths, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) match holds great significance as a win for either side can enhance the chances of making it to top 4.
Both the teams are currently sitting at 10 points, and they not only need to win their remaining matches, but they also need to do it comprehensively. Net run rate is going to come into play and a team with better NRR will edge past the others as at least 4 teams are competing for the final berth for playoffs.
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Kings XI Punjab have made at least one change in the playing in all of the 12 matches they have played so far. It remains to be seen which 11 players get to play tonight.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, it is a matter of what batting position Russel gets to bat on. A number of their losses have come when a little too much was left for Russel at the end.
Here are the teams for KXIP vs KKR match:
Kings XI Punjab
- Lokesh Rahul
- Chris Gayle
- Mayank Agarwal
- Mandeep Singh
- Nicholas Pooran(w)
- Sam Curran
- Ravichandran Ashwin(c)
- Murugan Ashwin
- Mohammed Shami
- Arshdeep Singh
- Andrew Tye
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Chris Lynn
- Shubman Gill
- Robin Uthappa
- Nitish Rana
- Dinesh Karthik(w/c)
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
- Rinku Singh
- Piyush Chawla
- Sandeep Warrier
- Harry Gurney
Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss
Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).
Venue: PCA, IS Bindra Stadium, Chandigarh
Weather Conditions: Clear weather is expected tonight, although there are 2% chances of rain.
Toss: KKR won the toss and chose to bowl first..
What’s on Twitter?
Time for penultimate battle.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 3, 2019
Bhangra for Punjabi boys.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 3, 2019
Robin Uthhapa needs to fire tonight if KKR is to press for playoffs qualification.
With @robbieuthappa , class is ALWAYS permanent!👌💜
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 2019
Who will win tonight? Let us know your pick.