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IPL 2017 Match 49 KXIP vs KKR: Preview, Prediction and Head to Head

KXIP vs KKR Head to Head IPL 2017 Match 49

49th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 9th May at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. Rain is forecasted before the match and high scoring game can be seen. Dew factor will lead captain to chase and also if it rains and D/L method comes into play, it will be easy to chase.

Kings XI Punjab, who is at the 5th in the points table with 10 points in 11 matches, has to win all the three to qualify for the playoffs; also all the three matches are against the top teams sitting on the points table. Kings XI Punjab lost their last match against Gujarat Lions at their home ground, Mohali. Hashim Amla and David Miller had left to join the South African Team for England tour. In-form Hashim Amla will be hard to replace, who scored century against Gujarat Lions. Darren Sammy can make in the playing XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders is second on the points table with 16 points in 12 matches; they are just one win away from qualifying for playoffs in their two matches. Which also help them to secure any of the top two places in points table and get two chances to get into final. They had won last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore after two continuous defeats. Chris Lynn is back in the attack in the last match and this match has chances of seeing in-form Robin Uthappa back in the batting line-up in place of Sheldon Jackson.

Head to Head: KXIP vs KKR

KKR and KXIP had encountered 20 times in IPL history and out of which KKR had 14 wins in thier pocket and KXIP had 6 wins. If we see head to head record at Mohali; KKR had 3 wins and KXIP had 2 wins out of 5 at Mohali. Last time they met in IPL 2017 and KKR defeated KXIP by 8 wickets.  Kolkata Knight Riders had won the last 8 matches against Kings XI Punjab.

Date Winner Won By Venue
3rd May, 2008 Kings XI Punjab 9 Runs Mohali
25th May, 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders 3 Wickets Kolkata
21st April, 2009 Kolkata Knight Riders 11 Runs Durban
3rd May, 2009 Kings XI Punjab 6 Wickets Port Elizabeth
27th March, 2010 Kolkata Knight Riders 39 Runs Mohali
4th April, 2010 Kings XI Punjab 8 Wickets Kolkata
30th April, 2011 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Kolkata
15th April, 2012 Kings XI Punjab 2 Runs Kolkata
18th April, 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Mohali
16th April, 2013 Kings XI Punjab 4 Runs Mohali
26th April, 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Wickets Kolkata
26th April, 2014 Kings XI Punjab 23 Runs Abu Dhabi
11th May, 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 9 Wickets Cuttack
27th-28th May, 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 28 Runs Kolakta
1st June, 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 3 Wickets Bangalore
18th April, 2015 Kolkata Knight Riders 4 Wickets Pune
9th May, 2015 Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Wicket Kolkata
19th April, 2016 Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Wickets Mohali
4th May, 2016 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 Runs Kolkata
13th April, 2017 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 Wickets Kolkata

Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 49: KXIP vs KKR

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Date: 9th May, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders Won the toss and elected to bowl first

Result: Kings XI Punjab won by 14 Runs

Man of the Match: Mohit Sharma

Playing XI for KXIP: Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Matt Henry, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Swapnil Singh

Playing XI for KKR: Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Colin de Grandhomme, Yusuf Pathan, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot