Kolkata Knight Riders
would be high on confidence as they come inot this clash on the back of a much-needed victory against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings
The batsmen still manage to put up a good show but the bowlers are yet to deliver.
In head-to-head record, the two teams have clashed 25 times out of which KKR has won 17 games.
Changes are likely in the KXIP playing 11 as KL Rahul
may consider bringing Chris Gayle
into the equation.
KXIP vs RR Pitch Report
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium favours both batsmen and bowlers. Pacers have been successful at the stadium, while spinners come into play during the middle overs. Batting first would be the ideal option at the venue.
Kings XI Punjab
(C), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik (C), Shivam Mavi, Tom Banton, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitesh Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Chris Green and Rahul Tripathi
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