IPL 2019: Match 52, KXIP vs KKR - Match preview and key stats
The 52nd match of IPL 2019 will be played on 3nd May at 8 PM IST between the Kings XI Punjab and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh.
Both teams have won five matches and lost seven. KKR are placed at 6th position on the IPL points table, one above KXIP, on the basis of net run rate.
Ahead of their meeting tomorrow, let's take a look at the head-to-head stats between the two franchises and the probable playing XIs for the match.
The KXIP vs KKR rivalry has seen 24 matches being played so far. KKR have won 16 of those games, while KXIP have managed to win the remaining 8. Overall, KKR have won the title twice while KXIP have never managed to win it even once.
This is the second encounter between these two teams in this season, with KKR winning the first one by 28 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill found runs by opening the innings against MI. KKR are likely to retain the same squad which defated MI on Sunday.
Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Suni Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier.
Kings XI Punjab
Mujeeb Ur Rahman had a poor outing against SRH on Monday. KXIP could replace him with Sam Curran. There are no other changes expected.
Probable XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Curran, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (C), Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Yarra Prithviraj, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Lokesh Rahul, PrabhSimran Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh.
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