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IPL 2020: Match 46 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – 5 Key Players To Watch Out For

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KKR beat KXIP by just two runs in the first leg. (Photo Credit: Outlook)

The Indian Premier League is on the stage of the business end of the tournament as teams look to make the final cut for the playoffs. Today it’s the Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders who take on the KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. This match will be very significant for both sides as they have a bleak chance of qualifying for the playoffs as they are placed right in the middle of the points table.

As we know the top three spots will be accumulated by Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Though currently analysing the points table, if Kolkata Knight Riders win today against Kings XI Punjab they will also be in contention to finish top three in the points table as they’ll be even square with the other three franchises.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab will be banking on their sublime form since the last three matches. The KL Rahul led side is on a three-match winning streak as they have defeated Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in successive matches. Which is why Kings XI Punjab are most likely to bank on their form and look to win the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Let’s take a look at five key players to watch out for when Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns with Kings XI Punjab:

1. Lockie Ferguson

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Lockie Ferguson (Credit: BCCI)

The moustache man from New Zealand has looked in magnificent form in this IPL 2020. Though he has played just two matches this season, he has done enough to show what he is capable of for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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In the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets in the match plus he went on to further pick two more wickets in the super over. Which means the bowler picked up five wickets in his first game for Kolkata Knight Riders contributing heavily towards the side’s win.