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It will be the clash of titans when Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) square off against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium on Saturday afternoon (April 21).
Meanwhile, the winner of this encounter will head straight to the top of the ladder. With both the teams winning a couple of their matches would eventually feel confident about their chances.
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However, it will be a clash between Punjab’s batting unit and Kolkata’s bowling. KKR bowlers have done extremely well as they contained runs in the middle-overs.
On the other hand, Punjab has banked on their opening duo of KL Rahul and in red-hot form Chris Gayle.
Punjab is coming from two back-to-back 190-plus scores which will keep the home team on their toes.
Kolkata Knight Riders also will have tackle the mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who has the ability to make inroads without giving too many runs.
Moreover, both teams would wish for another victory which would make them strong contenders for qualifying for the playoff stage.
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According to Accu Weather, the temperature which will hover around 34-37 degrees Celsius. Moreover, it will keep the city warm in the morning. There will be no clouds prior to the game which will keep the fans and players excited.
However, there will be rising speculations going into the game. The temperatures will fall down steadily and the cloud will likely take its place from 5:00 PM.
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The situation worsens at during the evening as there are forecasts of thunderstorms after 7:00 pm, which might see the introduction of rain.
Meanwhile, the team batting second needs to be careful and the Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method can come into play lately.
Here are more details about the weather report:
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