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Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab Prediction and Betting Tips

Match 46 – KKR vs. KXIP – Mon, 26th October

IPL Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab face off in the 46th Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. We witnessed a close game in their previous encounter where Kolkata pulled off a two-run victory.

KXIP is in the 5th position on the points table, whereas KKR is in the 4th place. KXIP and close games have been a unique story. As seen in the last game too. Our IPL Match Prediction 2020 predicts Punjab will want to stay humble, back their strengths. Kings shall prove victorious against the Knights in this game. Hence, KXIP will win this match and make a statement of power.

Team Preview:

Both the teams have endured a bag of mixed conclusions. With units hot on their heels, they will have to win this game to get in the playoffs’ race. They will want to take guard against slipping any further down. A lot has changed for both teams in the past few days, and it seems to be working well.

KKR is yet to find the perfect playing XI. The injury to all-rounder Russell has only proved to be a setback. The Cummins – Ferguson duo leading the bowling unit has helped them. And the cameo of Varun Chakravarthy in the previous game will only boost them for a better match. Their batting power unit has creaked and groaned throughout the season. The KKR batsmen should be looking to bounce back stronger. Nitish Rana has been in a delightful touch.

KXIP, on the contrary, have been beneficiaries of KL Rahul’s incredible form. They look like a more balanced team now. Their resurgence has been the most conferred topic of IPL 2020. Gayle and Pooran’s bowl striking is as delightful as Shami and Arshdeep’s bowling duo.

Our Dream11 Team Prediction says that Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami, and KL Rahul will watch out for Kings XI Punjab. At the same time, players like Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, and Eoin Morgan will be lethal for the Knights in this cricket game.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The batsmen have enjoyed every bit of this pitch in IPL 2020. There have been several high scoring matches here. However, the batsmen will look to exploit the shorter side of the ground, with the rise being on a much slower side recently. IPL Match prediction predicts an exhilarating game in IPL 2020.

Toss Prediction:

Teams batting second have enjoyed winning here for more number of times. The same trend has been witnessed in the recent matches of the IPL 2020.

With the pitch expected to slow down in the games, teams want to bat first upon winning the toss. Albeit, IPL Match prediction says toss will be highly critical. 

Our Favorite Bets:

  1. KXIP will win:

KXIP has looked entirely different in this second half of the league. They have endured a rather more inconsistent journey, but they will be the favorites after having won four consecutive matches. As per our Dream11 Team Prediction, KXIP will emerge victorious in this match. 

  • Nitish Rana will be Top Performer for KKR:

His execution has been flawless. His half-century took KKR to an emphatic win. He hasn’t disappointed his captain. He might open the innings yet again and prove to be the top performer for KKR.

  • Glen Maxwell will be Top Performer for KXIP:

His ability to deliver a full quota of overs and to hit big is powerful. He hasn’t been in the best touch. But Dream11 Team Prediction says he will be the top performer for KXIP.