KKR vs KXIP, 11th Match Preview, Probable XI and other Info
Fixture: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 11th MatchTime/Date: 02:30 PM GMT/ 08:00 PM Local / 12 April 2017 Venue: Eden Gardens, KolkataHere we will be talking about the possible scenarios of the match that could help the fantasy players such as Dream11 users to make their Dream team and help them win big.
Match and Pitch Condition
Weather is expected to be clear of clouds and humid during the course of the match with the temperature around 25-30°C.
Pitch condition: In the seven matches played at this ground in last year’s IPL, five matches were won by chasing team. The pitch is expected to assist the seamers. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.
KKR have won 13 of the 19 games against KXIP them, including the last seven encounters on the trot. The record is even better at Eden Gardens, with the home side winning six out of eight.
KKR won 4 matches out of 7 matches at Eden Gardens in the last season of the IPL.
Sunil Narine has taken 22 wickets against KXIP in 11 matches at an average of 13.00 and economy rate of 6.50.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Umesh Yadav is fit for the clash against KXIP and he is expected to come in for Ankit Rajpoot.
There is still no clarity about Lynn’s injury but he will at least miss 3-4 matches.
Shakib Al Hasan is expected to come in for Chris Lynn.
Kolkata has concerns with their foreign pace department. Woakes and Boult have been below par this season. However, KKR has their backups in Colin de Grandhomme and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Kings XI Punjab:
KXIP are unlikely to tinker with the team combination that has won two games easily.
The only possible change could be T Natarajan could make way for Swapnil Singh. Natarajan has conceded 39 runs in the 4 overs he has bowled in two innings for 1 wicket only. However, one might say he has under-bowled and need more chance to prove himself.
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Trent Boult.
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wridhimann Saha, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, T Natarajan/Swapnil Singh.
My Dream11 pick
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Lynn, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Yadav, Rovman Powell.
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Swapnil Singh, Eoin Morgan, Martin Guptill, Ishant Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu, Matt Henry, Darren Sammy, Rahul Tewatia, Rinku Singh.