Fixture: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 49th match
Time/Date: 02:30 PM GMT/ 08:00 PM Local / 09 May 2017
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Here 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 better and help them win big.
Match and Pitch Condition
Weather: There are chances of rain at around 1:00 PM but it is expected to be clear during the course of the match.
Pitch Condition: Expect the pitch to be full of runs as it has been in the last few matches. In the 3 matches so far on this ground, only 29 wickets have fallen, out of which only 7 are taken by spinners. In those 29 wickets, DD got all out against KXIP on a score of 67 runs during a day match.
Kings XI Punjab:
- Players unavailable: Marcus Stoinis – ruled out of IPL 2017 due to a shoulder injury. Hashim Amla, David Miller, and Eoin Morgan – they are with the national team.
- So, expect KXIP to make at least 2-3 changes.
- Darren Sammy or Matt Henry could come in place of Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra will fill the opening slot once again.
- Expect one of either T Natarajan or Varun Aaron to sit out in this case.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
- Robin Uthappa is expected to be back for this clash. However, KKR would not want to take the risk if he is not fully fit.
- For the 2nd spin option, it will be toss up between Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla.
- Apart from that, rest of the squad is expected to be same.
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Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Kings XI Punjab: Martin Guptill, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Wridhimann Saha(wk), Darren Sammy/Matt Henry, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan/Varun Aaron.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav/Piyush Chawla, Ankit Rajpoot, Umesh Yadav.
- At the options where players are separated by slash ‘/’, the first one is the more likely option.
My Dream11 pick
Kings XI Punjab: Martin Guptill, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha, Manan Vohra, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Anureet Singh, Ishant Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Varun Aaron, Matt Henry, Darren Sammy, Rahul Tewatia, Rinku Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Suryakumar Yadav, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Rishi Dhawan, Sheldon Jackson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, Ramsingh Yadav, Rovman Powell, Umesh Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan.