KKR have a clear advantage over KXIP. The two teams have faced each other 19 times in IPL and KKR have won 13 of them. In fact, KKR have won the last seven matches against KXIP. At the Eden Gardens, KKR have won six out of the eight matches between these two teams.
Kings XI are sitting comfortably at the top of the IPL 10 table after Sunrisers Hyderabad slumped to a 4-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday. KKR is currently in the fifth position with two points. A huge turnout is expected as this will be KKR’s first home match of the season. The two-time champions will still be hurting from their narrow defeat to the Mumbai Indians on Saturday night after setting a target of 179. The host needed an improbable 64 from the final five overs, yet got past and finished line with one ball to spare.
Key player for Kolkata Knight Riders:
Gautam Gambhir, Chris Woakes, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Ankit Rajpoot, Umesh Yadav
Key Players for Kings XI Punjab:
Hashim Amla, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Sandeep Sharma, Axar Patel, T Natarajan, Ishant Sharma