IPL 2019: 52nd Match, KXIP vs KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI, Analysis
IPL 2019: 52nd Match, KXIP vs KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI, Analysis; The Dinesh Karthik-led side finally tasted success in their previous game when they smashed Mumbai Indians in their own den, Eden Gardens. Now, they will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab to stay in the hunt for the playoff stage.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
|Joe Denly*||S Mundhe*||Piyush Chawla||Prithvi Raj Yarra*|
|Nikhil Naik (wk)*||C Brathwaite*||Kuldeep Yadav||Harry Gurney*|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||Andre Russell||Matt Kelly*|
|Robin Uthappa (wk)||Sunil Narine||Lockie Ferguson*|
|Chris Lynn||Nitish Rana||Prasidh Krishna|
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI:
1. Chris Lynn:
The Australian batsman Chris Lynn found his form when it matters the most. The right-handed batsman has done brilliant enough for the team with his blistering striking on the other day. He would once again be the key to KKR success.
2. Shubman Gill:
The young Gill has been brilliant for KKR. He has become a good floater for the team during the tough phases. In every position, he has delivered the required goods for the team, especially, in the opening section.
3. Nitish Rana:
He had a sensational game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rana showed his class for KKR against RCB. Though he remained unbeaten, the lack of support dented KKR chances. But, he failed to repeat against RR. Rana didn’t get to bat against Mumbai.
4. Robin Uthappa:
After a fine time, KKR showed their trust in Uthappa. However, he didn’t get to bat, as Andre Russell was sent at number 3, who finished the task with ease.
5. Andre Russell:
Well, he is their consistent player of the tournament and I bet, they can’t afford to lose him at any cost. With the tournament coming into the tough phase, his heroics are needed at any cost for KKR.
6. Dinesh Karthik:
The skipper Dinesh Karthik also found his form when it matters the most. He is going to be a vital cog against Kings XI Punjab, who got a good record against them. Karthik’s captaincy will be tested.
7. Rinku Singh:
He could be retained for the game again. They got a lot of trusts in the youngster, who would like to make the most of the opportunity. His big-hitting capability will be tested.
8. Sunil Narine:
He might bat down the order once again for the team. The stylish southpaw is failing to make things fall in place for the team with the bat but coming into his zone with the ball.
9. Piyush Chawla:
The leg-spinner is coming good for the team in every match. He is showing his class whenever the team required a wicket. Dinesh Karthik is using him to perfection.
10. Harry Gurney:
Harry Gurney made an impressive debut for the team. However, surprisingly, he lost his place in the last few games. Most probably, he would be back in the side for KXIP clash.
11. Sandeep Warrier:
The young fast bowler would get one more chance for the crucial clash against Punjab. He got a decent pace with him and also hitting the right line and lengths.
Batting – 9.5/10
They got a solid lineup in their kitty, who can punish any kind of bowling attack on their day. The likes of Andre Russell, Gill and Lynn found form at the right moment.
Bowling – 8/10
Their bowling has been a let down in the tournament so far. The team would hope the spinners come to the party and restrict the stunning lineup of Kings XI Punjab.
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