The 46th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.
With six wins in 11 games, KKR are sitting at the fourth place in the points table. KXIP, on the other hand, are positioned just behind KKR at the fifth spot. The KL Rahul-led side have so far won five matches in the ongoing thirteenth season of the cash-rich league.
Pitch and weather report
From the past few games, it has been observed that Sharjah is no more a batting paradise and has a bit for the bowlers.
However, due to short boundaries, teams would still aim for a score around the 160-170 mark. Dew factor is likely to play a part as well in the contest.
The temperature would hover around 22 degree Celsius while the humidity will be approximately 62%.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi/Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
Kings XI Punjab
Probable XI: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal/Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell/James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, M Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Head to Head
Played: 26 | KKR won: 18 | KXIP won: 8 | No result: 0
KKR vs KXIP, IPL T20 fantasy suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1:
Nicholas Pooran (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin
Captain: KL Rahul; Vice-captain: Varun Chakravarthy
Fantasy Suggestion #2:
Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Captain: Eoin Morgan; Vice-captain: Mohammed Shami
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tim Seifert, Chris Green, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(wk/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar.