After suffering four losses on the trot, Kings XI Punjab will look to return to winning ways when they collide with the Kolkata Knight Riders in their seventh match of IPL 2020.
The Mohali-based franchise have won only one of their first six games, and a defeat against KKR will make their next seven games 'must-win' encounters. KL Rahul and his team will surely want to avoid that situation.
However, given how KKR have performed so far in IPL 2020, the Dinesh Karthik-led outfit will start as the favorites to win this game.
The Knight Riders have won three of their first five games and registered victories over the Rajasthan Royals, the Chennai Super Kings, and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
KKR and KXIP previously faced off in the IPL 2014 final and have been a part of many memorable encounters since 2008.
We look at the head-to-head stats between the two teams before they battle in IPL 2020.
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Head-to-head stats
The Kolkata Knight Riders lead Kings XI Punjab 17-8 in the head-to-head record. KKR have beaten KXIP in each of their last three encounters.
Talking about their record in the UAE, KXIP beat KKR by 23 runs in Abu Dhabi during the 2014 season.
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Numbers you need to know ahead of Match 24 of IPL 2020
Among the current players, Andre Russell has scored the most runs (246) for KKR in matches against KXIP. His compatriot Sunil Narine has scalped 26 wickets in 17 games versus the Mohali-based franchise.
KXIP captain KL Rahul has aggregated 125 runs, including two fifties in four KXIP vs KKR games. Mohammed Shami has three wickets to his name in three games between KXIP and KKR.Published 09 Oct 2020, 18:29 IST