Two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders will face Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League match. KKR has to play in their home ground .
KKR, led by Gautam Gambhir, won the title in 2012 and 2014. His victory against Punjab is a record 13-6. But with the loss of Chris Lin, the situation has changed. Lynn of Australia had scored an unbeaten 93 in 41 balls against Gujarat Lions in the match. He also shared a 184-run partnership with Gautam Gambhir, with the help of which KKR won the first match by ten wickets. Lynn suffered a left shoulder injury during a match against Mumbai Indians, in which KKR suffered a four wicket defeat. Lin had operated this shoulder in 2014. But pain has emerged in this. It is not decided to play on Thursday. However, the return of India’s fast bowler Umesh Yadav has strengthened the bowling.
Yadav did not play the first two matches due to inflammation in the hip. In the domestic season, he played 12 out of 13 Tests. On the helpful pitches of spinners, they gave important wickets to India and after R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, they made the most wickets in the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab Live Streaming , Score & Team Details
Match : Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab
Vanue : Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Time : 08:00 PM
In such a case, the innings would have to be initiated by Robin Uthappa. However, his batting form is worrying . Focus will be on domestic cricketers like Manish Pandey who scored 81 runs in 47 balls against Mumbai.
Punjab, on the other hand, reached the finals in 2014, as Virender Sehwag is a mentor. Under whose guidance the team defeated the Rising Pune Supergaints and Royal Challengers Bangalore .Sehwag also made many bold decisions. One of the Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was also given the responsibility of captaincy. Maxwell, who scored his first Test century against India in Ranchi, was preferred over Eoin Morgan and Darren Sammy.
Maxwell scored an unbeaten 44 in the first match and remained unbeaten after scoring 43 in 22 balls in the next match. Sehwag, on the last occasion, included paceman Ishant Sharma in the team, who was earlier in KKR.