- KKR to face KXIP in 46th match of IPL 2020 at Sarjah
- KKR sits at 4th position having lost 3 out of 5 last matches
- KXIP sits at 5th position and has won 4 consecutive matches
The 46th match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League will be played between the Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders at 7:30 PM, Indian Standard Time, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
Kolkata Knight Riders which are being led by Eoin Morgan are just slightly ahead of Kings XI Punjab on the IPL 2020 points table (2 points) but KXIP has been on a 4 match winning streak as their star bowler Mohammed Shami is breathing fire at the batsmen.
If KXIP wins today’s match against KKR then they will take the 4th spot in IPL 2020, overtaking KKR via Net Run Rate.
KKR And KXIP Head-To-Head
In the 13 seasons on the Indian Premier League, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other 26 times and KKR has been the dominating side having won 18 matches while KXIP won only 8 matches.
Last IPL Meeting of KKR and KXIP
On the 10th of October 2020, in the 24th match of the Indian Premier League 2020, KKR and KXIP faced each other in Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata Knight Riders emerged victorious in the match as they beat KXIP by 2 runs when KKR then skipper Dinesh Karthik knocked 58 off of 29 balls and a superb half-century from Shubman Gill helped KKR reach 164/6 after 20 overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowler Prasidh Krishna had taken three wickets against Kings XI then and secured the victory for his team.
Last 5 IPL meetings Between KKR and KXIP
In the last 5 face-offs, KKR emerged as the better team with 3 victories to their name.
10th October 2020: KKR won by 2 runs
3rd May 2019: KKR won by 7 wickets
27th Match 2019: KXIP won by 28 runs
12th May 2018: KKR won by 31 runs
21st April 2019: KXIP won by 9 wickets (D/L method)
Match 46 KKR Vs KXIP Prediction:
This match between KKR and KXIP will be a thriller given the phenomenal form KXIP is carrying, having won 4 of the last 5 matches in IPL 2020, however, KKR has had a strong track record against KXIP in IPL, so going by that we think Kolkata Knight Riders will come out as the winners.
Kings XI Punjab Predicted XI
1. K. L. Rahul (C & Wk)
2. Chris Gayle (Overseas)
3. Mayank Agarwal
4. Glenn Maxwell (Overseas)
5. Mandeep Singh
6. Sarfaraz Khan
7. Krishnappa Gowtham
8. Chris Jordan (Overseas)
9. Ravi Bishnoi
10. Mohammed Shami
11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Overseas)
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI
1. Sunil Narine (Overseas)
2. Shubman Gill
3. Tom Banton (Overseas)
4. Nitish Rana
5. Dinesh Karthik (C & Wk)
6. Rahul Tripathi
7. Lockie Ferguson (Overseas)
8. Pat Cummins (Overseas)
9. Kuldeep Yadav
10. Prasidh Krishna
11. Kamlesh Nagarkoti
THE BEST PERFORMERS THIS SEASON
- K. L. Rahul (KXIP) – 567
- Mayank Agarwal (KXIP) – 398
- Nicholas Pooran (KXIP) – 327
- Shubman Gill (KKR) – 321
- Eoin Morgan (KKR) – 295
- Mohammed Shami (KXIP) – 17
- Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) – 12
Ravi Bishnoi (KXIP) – 10