With the wicket wanting dry on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik opted to bat first within the IPL 2020 match in opposition to Kings XI Punjab. Each side made only one change of their lineup, though Chris Gayle is but to make his return within the KXIP taking part in XI.
“The wicket seems dry so we’ll have a bat first. Because the match progresses we’ll get the precise batting order, but it surely labored nicely within the final sport. Mavi has a couple of niggles so Prasidh is available in for him,” Karthik stated after profitable the toss.
For KXIP, Sheldon Cottrell is lacking out on the tie and can possible miss out a extra as knowledgeable by captain KL Rahul owing to a couple niggles. Chris Jordan has changed him within the lineup. With it being the one change, it additionally implies that the administration nonetheless believes that Glenn Maxwell, who has been averaging 18.5 with simply two fifties since 2015 in IPL, can nonetheless hearth.
“Now we have loads of experiences like Anil, Andy and Jonty. Now we have Gayle and Maxi and seniors who’ve stored it optimistic. We simply have not turned it round within the large moments that is why we’re on the backside of the desk. Jordan is available in for Cottrell, who has a niggle and would possibly miss out on a few video games,” Rahul stated.
Kings XI Punjab (Taking part in XI): KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh(w), Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders (Taking part in XI): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy