KL Rahul, led by KL Rahul, won the toss and elected to bowl first in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League on Monday, October 26 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. Read more | IPL 2020, KKR vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab Lock Horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in battle to secure play-off spot
Today’s match is definitely an important one for both teams to get another win and move one step towards qualifying matches. Both Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will increase their chances of making the playoffs.
The Kolkata division currently has 12 points from 11 matches, while KXIP under pressure has 10 points from the same number of games. KKR in 4th place need two more wins to get a magical point of 16 points, to secure the play-off berth, Kings XI Punjab need to win all three matches and their opponent KKR, third place RC. .P and SRH. Their last three matches at the business end of the tournament.
As for the Punjab Brigade, the unit has put on an admirable performance so far and their star openers have shown consistent performance. Despite beating Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team has an edge over Eoin Morgan & Co Punjab after winning the previous match by two runs with KXIP.
Cricket fans are eager tonight to see some mantras from Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh who shone this season. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are also expected to put on a good performance for the fans. KKR’s mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty is also expected to show his confidence again and strangle his opponents with his attack.
Eleven playing KKR: Subman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (W), Eon Morgan (E), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lucky Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagercoil, Praseeth Krishna, Varun Chakraborty
KXIP PLAYING XI: KL Rahul (W / C), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Aswin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh