Cricket Betting Tips Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, 18th Match Live at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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The Kolkata side has a big edge over KXIP. So far KKR won 14 matches while KXIP won 7. Notwithstanding, it is a big difference. As KKR will play the match at familiar conditions they will start the match as a favourite.
A strong batting line-up- The hosts of the match KKR have a strong batting line-up comprised of Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik. With such a strong batting line-up KKR will start the match as a favourite.
Home conditions-Another plus point for KKR is they will play the match at Eden Gardens where they will enjoy a capacity stadium. Fans will cheer for KKR players. The atmosphere of the stadium will encourage KKR players.
As they will play the match at home conditions KXIP will find it hard to beat KKR. However, their opening pair is a little bit shaky. With Narine is a pinch hitter they can’t rely on him much Chris Lynn is struggling to get his form back.
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
The Mohali based franchise KXIP has a poor record against KKR. So far, they have won only seven matches against KKR. However, in IPL 2018 they got a strong squad which helped them to get the third position on the points table.
A strong batting attack- In the 11th edition of IPL, KXIP got a strong batting line-up. The likes of KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh and Karun Nair made KXIP a strong side. Their opening batsmen Chris Gayle and KL Rahul have been in a destructive form which is giving them a flying start.
A good bowling attack-Alongside a good batting attack they also have a deadly bowling attack. As captain Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye and Barinder Sran, Axar Patel and Mohit Sharma. This bowling attack is good enough to put KKR in trouble.
Away match- KXIP lost only away match to RCB at M. Chinnaswamy stadium. So, this will be their second away match. Since KKR has been in good from KXIP may find it hard to beat them.
KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Andrew Russell vs Ravichandran Ashwin
KKR all-rounder Andre Russell has been in good form. His ability to take wickets and play quickfire innings make him a utility player of KKR. Punjab based side will have to make a plan to stop him. Captain Ravichandran Ashwin could be a good option. Cricket Betting Tips
KL Rahul vs Nitish Rana
KXIP opening batsman KL Rahul has been in great form. He and Gayle have given KXIP a solid start. So, in the forthcoming match against KKR Rahul will eye for a good inning. On the other than, Nitish Rana, who is doing a good job both with the ball and bat, may trouble Rahul.
The man who went unsold in two rounds to the IPL auctions before eventually getting snapped by KXIP at his base price scored the first century of the 11th edition of Indian Premier League. Quite surprisingly, the century was hit against arguably the strongest bowling lineup of the IPL – Sunrisers Hyderabad. Gaylestorm has already hit IPL as KXIP take on KKR at Eden Gardens on 21st April 2018. With the likes of Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, and Chris Lynn as swashbuckling batsmen at KKR’s disposal, KXIP fans would want Chris Gayle to fire again. Eden Garden’s surface so far has been conducive to stroke-making and another run feast is certainly on cards . KKR will take on KXIP at Eden Gardens on April 21. The Kolkata side is at the top of the points table with 6 points in 5 matches while KXIP has won two matches in three matches and currently are at the third position with four points. So, both sides will eye for a win to keep their positions in top four intact. However, before the match gets underway we should scan and strength and weakness of either side.