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IPL 2015: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

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1.85K   //    09 May 2015, 11:00 IST
KKR will look to extend their winning streak at home

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in match 44 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR is lying 3rd in the league standing with 13 points in their pocket from 6 wins in 11 matches. A win against their visitor today will take them closer to the playoffs. KXIP will be playing for pride as they are out of the league title’s race.

Head-to-head both the teams have met 16 times of which KKR have won 10 times and KXIP 6.

Here are all the details:

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date and time: May 9, 2015; 4 pm (Indian Standard Time)

Previous meeting: KKR won by 4 wickets at the MCA Stadium, Pune

Current standings

Positions Team Matches Won Lost Points
1 CSK 11 7 4 14
2 RR 12 6 4 14
3 KKR 11 6 5 13
4 MI 11 6 5 12
5 RCB 10 5 4 11
6 SRH 10 5 5 10
7 DD 11 4 7 8
8 KXIP 10 2 8 4

Top run-scorers

KKR: Robin Uthappa (308 runs in 10 matches)

Robin Uthappa

KXIP: George Bailey (228 runs in 9 matches)

Highest wicket-takers

KKR: Piyush Chawla (11 wickets in 10 matches)

KXIP: Sandeep Sharma (11 wickets in 10 matches)

Sandeep Sharma

Predicted line-ups

KKR XI: Robin Uthappa (Wk), Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Johan Botha, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav

KXIP XI: Murali Vijay, Virendra Sehwag, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, George Bailey (Captain), Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Axar Patel, Mitchell Johnson, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Karanveer Singh

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