In Dream11 IPL 2020, Monday’s game between KingsXI Punjab (KXIP) & Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be the biggest and the most crunch match in the IPL this year. Why is this the biggest match of the league stage – answer is, the result of the match can decide who becomes the 4th team to qualify for playoffs this year.
KKR is leading the race at this stage by the virtue of 12 points in 11 matches
On the other hand, KXIP is on a hot winning streak of 4 matches @ 10 points currently from same number of matches. Whoever wins this can get into the driver seat in the playoff race.
A win for Punjab will elevate them to the top four, while a victory for KKR will take them to 14 points, the same as the top three teams in the contest, strengthening their playoff chances.
With the race to play-offs heating up, both sides know the value of a win on Monday.
Dream11 IPL 2020 KKR vs KXIP : KL Rahul’s team on a hot streak of 4 consecutive wins
KXIP had roared back to form, snapping their five match losing-streak with a win over third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore. Since then the KL Rahul-led side has not looked back, defeating the top two sides in the tournament — Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals — besides Sunrisers Hyderbad.
However, they must also win their remaining matches for a shot at the playoffs.
KXIP’s bowling has been their weakest link. Barring Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi, none of the bowlers have inspired confidence, especially in the death overs.
But when their batting unit failed to put runs on the board on Saturday, the KXIP bowlers produced an excellent display of death over bowling against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They defended 126 by taking five wickets in the final two overs to eke out an incredible win.
KXIP have the in-form batsmen in skipper Rahul, who is the leading run scorer of the tournament, and Mayank Agarwal. The presence of flamboyant Chris Gayle has inspired the team, and since his inclusion in the playing XI, the Punjab-based outfit has not lost a single game.
Nicholas Pooran, too, has looked dangerous but the shaky form of Glenn Maxwell remains a concern.
Agarwal missed the match against SRH due to a bruised knee but the opener is expected to be back for the clash against KKR.
Dream11 IPL 2020 KKR vs KXIP : Teams (from):
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Tom Banton, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrior, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh, Chris Green, M Siddharth and Nikhil Naik.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (C), Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Tajinder Singh, Chris Jordan, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Sheldon Cottrell, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Jagadeesha Suchith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hardus Viljoen, Simran Singh.
Match starts at 7:30pm.
IPL 2020 KKR vs KXIP LIVE: Where to catch KKR vs KXIP Live Streaming?
The match between KKR vs KXIP will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Subcontinent.
KKR vs KXIP will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.
IPL 2020 Fans can also catch the KKR vs KXIP Live Score & Ball by Ball Updates onhttps://www.insidesport.in/