The Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the Kings XI Punjab in match 24 of IPL 2020 on 10th October (Saturday). This will be an afternoon match and will commence from 3:30 PM IST and 2:30 PM local time.
The game will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on digital streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar.
Kolkata Knight Riders will back into the contest after registering a stunning win over Chennai Super Kings. Whereas the Kings XI Punjab have so far looked completely out of sorts and have only won 1match in IPL 2020.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 25
KKR Won: 17
KXIP Won: 8
The players will have to deliver their best in hot and sticky conditions when they take the field in the afternoon match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The pitch is presumed to slow down as the match progresses in the afternoon. Thus the captain winning to toss will look to bat first and make full use of the best batting conditions in the first half.
Average First Innings Score
160-170 in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
Chris Gayle is currently sick with food poisoning and it is still unsure whether he will play in the match against KKR.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk/c), Mayank Agarwal, Prabsimran Singh/ Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle/Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk/c), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav/ Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi.
Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Top Fantasy Picks
Rahul Tripathi: KKR finally promoted Tripathi to open the innings in the last match and it turned out to be a match-winning move. Tripathi scored 81 in just 51 delivers and played an instrumental role in KKR’s win.
Shubman Gill: The young batting sensation may have missed out in the last match but he has shown excellence in earlier matches in IPL 2020. Gill will de determined to score against KXIP, hence he should be featuring in your fantasy XI.
Andre Russell: The great all-rounder has shown glimpses of his form in the tournament so far but hasn’t been able to come up with impactful performances. The match against KKR may just be Russell’s match and his team will be expecting fireworks from their ‘MVP’.
Pat Cummins: The Aussie will be a real handful against the top order of KXIP with the new ball. Cummins is an integral part of KKR and will be looking to picks early on and also chip in with the bat if required to swing the willow.
KL Rahul: The KXIP skipper had a disappointing outing against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, Rahul is still the leading run-getter in the competition and will again hold the key for his struggling side.
Nicholas Pooran: The exciting left-handed batsman finally lit up the IPL with his astonishing knock against SRH. Pooran scored 77 from 37 balls and will now be confident to bat in a similar sort of tempo against KKR.
Ravi Bishnoi: The teenager Ravi Bishnoi will be a trump card for KXIP on the slow Abu Dhabi track. In the last match, Bishnoi after a bad start managed to pick up 3 wickets and showed his quality. Bishnoi is a must in your fantasy side.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: KL Rahul
Vice-Captain: Rahul Tripathi
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Andre Russell
Bowlers – Shami, Cummins, Shivam Mavi
Spinners: Ravi Bishnoi, Sunil Narine