Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will host the 52th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on May 3.
KKR snapped a six-game losing streak to record a 34-run victory over Mumbai at Eden Gardens last week to revive their chances of a playoffs berth.
Placed sixth in the points table, KKR are one of the teams in the slugfest for two remaining spots. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have already booked their place in the knockout stage.
R Ashwin’s side are a rung below KKR at seventh and have lost their last three games.
They were washed away by a dominant Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last outing, largely due to David Warner’s brilliance and Kings XI bowlers not putting up a good show collectively. It was a rare off day for Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman as he went for 66 runs.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):
David Miller could miss out after a few lacklustre performances in the middle order with Moises Henriques or Sam Curran waiting for their opportunity. PrabhSimran Singh could possibly make way for Sarfaraz Khan.
KXIP Team (From): Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Darshan Nalkande, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Simran Singh, Andrew Tye, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Rinku Singh could be replaced with Kuldeep Yadav or Prasidh Krishna to accommodate the extra option.
KKR Team (from): Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Harry Gurnley, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna.