VIVO IPL 2019: Match 6 Kolkata Knight Riders takes on Kings XI Punjab, Both the teams has started their IPL season 12 with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals Respectively. Now both the team Scheduled to face each other in 6th Match of IPL, here in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
In their previous match against Rajasthan Royals (RR), Punjab’s skipper mankading Jos Buttler. Chasing 185, Buttler was going strong with 69 off 43 balls but Ashwin’s action sent Buttler back in the hut which led to RR’s eventual downfall.
The KKR makes their first victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday evening. Kolkata Knight Riders turned around the match that appeared to be loosing by them – thanks to Andre Russell’s late Inning that saw them an amazing chase down the total 182.
The Kolkata Knight Riders play a series of away matches post this and they will want to hit the road with the confidence of a win. KXIP meanwhile will look to win this and keep a 100% record before they head back home for two more fixtures.
Kings XI Punjab will be riding on high confidence after they converted the slipping away from them into a win which was appeared to be loosing. While KXIP have bowled very well during the last overs and we’re aided by some spectacular catching on the field, they were also helped in their cause by the Rajasthan Royals’ spectacular implosion.
This match will feature some of the most brutal hitters of the cricket ball; if KKR can boast about the presence of Chris Lynn, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine in their line-up, KXIP will be able to match that up with the likes of Chris Gayle, KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran.
Kings XI Punjab have one more super hitter – David Miller but chances of coming back to his IPL team are less as he may be playing for his national side.
Preview by Aakashvani