KNIGHT RIDERS VS KINGS XI PUNJAB
Tournament Name: Indian Premier League IPL 2017.
Match Name: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab ( KKR vs KXIP )
Date: Saturday 8th April 2017
Time Local Time 20: 00 IST
Stadium: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Darren Bravo, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin De Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Sayan Ghosh, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Ishank Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Suryakumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper), Umesh Yadav.
Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (captain), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma.
Kings XI Punjab Predicted starting XI, Stats.
Firstly KXIP have found the rhythm in the tournament and are not likely to lose momentum anytime soon. Overseas Players of KXIP are one their key strengths.
Strength– Overseas International Players of KXIP are their key strength. Players such as Maxwell, Stonis, Amla and
Weakness– The inexperienced bowling line-up could be a weak link for Punjab side as they have only foreign seamer in the list in the form of Kiwis’ Matt Henry.
Players to watch out– Glenn Maxwell and Darren Sammy.
Finally Murali Vijay has scored 453 runs from 14 matches in IPL 2016.
Finally Starting XI for Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha, Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan , Mohit Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted starting XI, Stats.
While Kolkata Knight Riders had a pretty forgettable IPL 2016 winning only 8/15 (53%) matches in IPL 2016 ,Their bench strength is also pretty good this time.
• Strength: Pretty well balanced bowling strength with addition of Trent Boult. Impressive batting order. Quality spinners like Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan.
• Weakness: Absence of Andre Russell a quality all rounder. In addition Lack of power hitters except Yusuf Pathan and Chris Woakes.
• Star impact– First of all Gautam Gambhir apart from being the captain was also the leading run -getter for KKR in IPL 2016 with 501 runs from 16 matches.
• Finally Players to watch out for: Chris Woakes, Yusuf Pathan and Trent Boult.
Finally, Starting XI for KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders): Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Rishi Dhawan, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter- Nile, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav.