The Kolkata Knight Riders made a rusty start to their IPL 2020 season, but the 2-time champions have bounced back well as they have recorded three wins in their last four matches. The Dinesh Karthik-led outfit defeated the Chennai Super Kings in their previous game.
KKR will aim to replicate a similar performance when they battle Kings XI Punjab in their sixth fixture of IPL 2020. This match will occur at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the same venue where KKR beat CSK two nights ago.
Kings XI Punjab have not had a successful IPL 2020 campaign so far and have managed only one win in their first six games. However, KXIP would look to draw inspiration from their previous performance against KKR in Abu Dhabi.
When the two teams clashed at this venue six years ago, KXIP emerged victorious by 23 runs.
Here's a look at the pitch report and weather conditions for the upcoming IPL 2020 contest between KXIP and KKR.
KXIP vs KKR pitch report
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is of a balanced type. The batsmen and the fast bowlers have been equally successful in Abu Dhabi. During the last match on this ground, Rahul Tripathi and Shane Watson scored a half-century each, while the pace bowlers picked up 10 out of the 15 wickets that fell in the game.
Here are some vital stats that you need to know from the previous T20 games played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
T20 matches played: 19
Matches won by teams batting first: 10
Matches won by teams batting second: 9
Highest 1st innings score: 205/4 - Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, 2014
Lowest 1st innings score: 70 - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 2014
Highest successful run chase: 206/4 - Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 2014
Average 1st innings score: 154
Sheikh Zayed Stadium weather conditions for IPL 2020 match between KXIP and KKR
The sun will shine brightly during this afternoon match in IPL 2020. The temperature is expected to be at around34 degrees Celsius, while the humidity levels will be at 40%.