Thursday, April 13, 2017

IPL 2017: KKR VS KXIP PREVIEW



Kolkata Knight Riders will take on against unbeaten Kings XI Punjab on Thursday night 
(13th April 2017) at their home ground in Eden-Garden Stadium Kolkata.

This is the 11th game of this season adition. Both teams have played two games, it is 3rd game for both team. Where KKR won their first match and lost second one against Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians respectively, another side KXIP where remain unbeaten with two comfortable win.

KKR are a team that approch the T- 20 game with fixed formula. They have a good, settled  batting line-up before  wrist spinner and Sunil Narine cone into play. It's a formula that has worked more often than not and it is not going to change too much for this game either.

Going to the first home match of this season KKR are latest to be hit the injury bug that has plagued IPL 10. Chris Lynn who stole the show in KKR' s first match against Gujarat Lions had an unfortunate recurrence of a trouble some solder injury, which has sideline him for at least few more games in this season. But KKR will boosted as arrival of Shakib al Hasan and Umesh Yadav as they joined ahead of this game. Inpresence  of Chris Lynn KKR' s trusted opening pair of Goutham Gamber and Robin Uttappa will be open the KKR's inning.

Kings XI Punjab side that has been surprised to everyone by winning their first two games quite comfortably. Maxwell's men have won the game by being quietly  efficient on the field even while they talk of playing more free spirited game.

Kings XI Punjab have shown an inclination of sticking game plan, in just two game of this season 2017. KXIP's top order batsman build a good base for coming middle order batsman like Maxwell and Davide Miller who can play exploding inning to set winning total for the team.
KXIP's batsmans should keep awair against Sunil Narine because of his bowling records against them. Sunil Narine have taken 22 wickets in 11 matches at average of 13.oo and economy rate of just 6.50.

They have also been lucky of the bowling form like Axer Patel and Varun Aron, who shown their impact in the games. Punjab hopes this form of bowling will be continue in this game also.

START:  13th April Thursday  20-00 IST
                At Eden-Gardens Kolkata.

* RPS VS DD: Smith missed out due to?
* Warner played one extra ball!?

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