IPL Fantasy 2019: Match 6, KKR vs KXIP: Who would be the X-Factor in today's game?
Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a blistering start in the 2019 season of VIVO IPL after Andre Russell's heroics helped them blow away the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match. Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, won a controversial match against the Rajasthan Royals thanks to a mankad by their skipper Ravichandran Ashwin.
The two teams will collide at the iconic Eden Gardens tonight as both will look to keep the momentum going. The pitch at Eden Gardens will support the batsmen and the spinners; with players like Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and many more in action tonight, it will be difficult for the fantasy cricket team owners to leave out any of the above players.
However, here is the one player who could prove to be the X-factor tonight and all the fantasy owners must include him in their squads.
Nitish Rana looked in fine touch against the Sunrisers Hyderabad last Sunday and the KKR batsman lost his wicket because of the uninvited interruption by a floodlight failure. He was the only Knight who succeeded in timing the ball well at the top of the order and Kings XI will face it extremely difficult to stop him tonight.
Ravichandran Ashwin will be the only threat for Rana tonight and, if he sees off Ashwin, he can pile up a mountain of runs. Also, Rana can bowl some overs in the middle, which might earn you a lot of bonus points.
With so many hard-hitters in action tonight lot of fantasy team owners might overlook Rana tonight and thus, he can prove to a be the X-factor of your team tonight.
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