IPL 2017 KKR vs KXIP Match Preview Prediction. The Vivo IPL 2017 has just begun from 5th April. The teams are busy in setting up the combinations well and trying out different players that can prove to be handy for them. The match 11 of IPL 2017 will be between the teams of two Bollywood legends – Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta. Yes, the Kolkata KnightRiders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will play against each other at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match results are going to be interesting.
KKR vs KXIP Match 11 Preview
KKR will be playing against KXIP at their home ground in front of their home crowd. Though KKR has lost a close match against Mumbai on Sunday, but this doesn’t mean that KKR won’t fight back. On other side, KXIP will be high on confidence winning their last match against Gujarat Lions. KKR started its season by thrashing Gujarat by 10 wickets.
The only big bad news for Kolkata is that Chris Lynn, the pinch hitter of the team is badly injured while there is doubt whether Gautam Gambhir will be playing against Punjab or not as he too is injured. The Kolkata pitch helps the spinners and the ball remains a bit low on the bat. It will be hard to chase down the total for a team. The toss will play an important role.
KKR vs KXIP Match 11 Prediction
The cricket pundits have out their money on Punjab this time. Though KKR will be playing on their home ground, KXIP will utilize their top players to emerge as a unit and thrash victory from KKR at their home. Glenn Maxwell is ready with his troops to set the Eden Garden on fire when his team plays against KKR on 13th April’s night. It is going to be a nail biting match and every IPL fan will be waiting for it.
Strengths & Weaknesses
- KKR Strengths: Captain Gautam Gambhir, wicket-keeper Robin Uthappa, and Suryakumar Yadav are strong links in batting while Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine can lead the bowling attack.
- KKR Weaknesses: Yusuf Pathan is the weak link in batting, while KKR also don’t have a strong pace attack.
- KXIP Strengths: Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, and Hashim Amla lead their batting attack while Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma can bowl well at times.
- KXIP Weaknesses: Wriddhiman Saha doesn’t match up to the expectations while Axar Patel is too inconsistent when it comes to bowling.
It is going to be an exciting match. Be ready to catch KKR vs KXIP IPL 2017 live action on your television sets from Eden Gardens from 8PM onwards.