IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Match Prediction, Preview and Head to Head: Who Will Win?


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IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Match Prediction, Preview, Head to Head, Who Will Win

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 44th match of Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 on 12th May at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. A hot and dry day in Indore, players will have to play under the temperature of 40ºC as it is an evening game.


IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Pitch Report

The pitch looks a good wicket to bat on but showing sluggish nature in this season of IPL. The average scores here have been about 170 batting first but in recent times spinners have enjoyed it a bit. Last two innings have an average first inning score of 163.


IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Team News

Kings XI Punjab are at 3rd on the points table with 12 points in 10 matches, 6 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are at the 5 position on the points table with 10 points in 11 matches; 5 wins and 6 losses.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Team News

Despite losing the last match against Rajasthan Royal wouldn’t like to tinker their playing XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News

Shubman Gill who misses the last match against Mumbai Indians has recovered from injury and is fit to make a comeback in playing XI. There is still no information Shivam Mavi injury, he will be probably missing this match also.

IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Head to Head

Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 22 matches against each other in IPL, out of which Kings XI Punjab have won 8 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders have won 15 matches.

Kings Xi Punjab have won last two matches after getting defeated in eight successive matches including the match in IPL 2018 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata which was won by Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets.

Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have never met each other at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

Check: KKR vs KXIP Head to Head: KXIP vs KKR Head to Head IPL Records
Total KXIP Won KKR Won
In IPL 22 8 14
At Holkar Cricket Stadium
Indore
No matches played

IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Match Prediction

IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Toss Prediction

Both matches played here at Holkar Cricket Stadium are won by the team chasing so toss-winning captain would like to chase also condition support this.

IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Score Prediction

The two matches played here in this season had an average first inning score is 163, while Mumbai Indians had chased down 174 easily this season in 19 overs. 175+ will be par score looking to the playing condition.
Batting First Predicted Score
Kings XI Punjab 175+
Kolkata Knight Riders 160+

Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR Who Will Win?

Kings XI Punjab have lost their momentum, who were table tipper at the middle of the season with winning 5 matches of the 6 played. In the last 4 matches, Kings XI Punjab have managed to win only one match. Kings XI Punjab are coming with a defeat against Rajasthan Royals would like to win this match at home to gain momentum.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are also coming with a loss and have slipped in the bottom half of the points table after losing two consecutive matches against Mumbai Indians.
Team Batting First
Winning %
Batting Second
Winning %
Kings XI Punjab 55% 60%
Kolkata Knight Riders 40% 45%
In our prediction Kings XI Punjab will win his match.

Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 44 KXIP vs KKR

Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Date: 12 May, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field first.

Playing XI for KXIP: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(wk), Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Playing XI for KKR: Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawala, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Javon Searles.