Kings XI Punjab might be desparately hoping for change in fortunes after they tackle the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020 on Saturday. The KXIP have misplaced 5 of their first six video games and are on the backside of the desk.
The KKR, in the meantime, have an opportunity to go third within the desk with a win later at present. The Knight Riders made a powerful comeback in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings, as Dinesh Karthik shut down the criticism over his captaincy with astute decision-making to defend a 168-run goal.
Check out the important thing stats from the sport:
Head-to-head tie: Kolkata Knight Riders take pleasure in an awesome 17-Eight win-loss report in opposition to Kings XI Punjab. In addition they defeated KXIP of their final three conferences. Nonetheless, it was Punjab who had defeated KKR of their solely assembly in UAE, again in 2014, profitable by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi.
On the venue: Kings XI Punajab misplaced their solely match on the venue thus far. KKR, however, have a Three-2 report in Abu Dhabi, profitable each the matches on the floor this season.
– Time to herald Chris Gayle? He has a strike fee of 143.four and 141.6 within the powerplays within the final two IPL seasons. This transfer may imply Glenn Maxwell will sit out, having averaged solely 18.5 since 2015 wuth simply two fifties. This season, he has scored 48 runs off 56 balls with no single six. Rahul might be shifted to No.Three or four. He has an unbelievable death-over strike fee of 192.5 within the final three IPL seasons. This season, he has scored 97 runs in 45 balls within the slog overs, with one half-century.
– If Gayle is introduced in, Narine would be the finest bowler to go together with to chop off KXIP’s early onslaught. Gayle has registered the least strike fee in opposition to off-spinners, placing at 92.9 and averaging 23 whereas being dismissed 4 occasions. Narine himself has dismissed him 5 occasions with Gayle managing 176 runs in 189 balls.
– How about Varun Chakravarthy from the opposite finish? Mayank has been dismissed seven occasions by leg-spinners whereas averaging 21.9.