Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will play the 18th match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 21st April. Weather is not good for the day; with Norwesters, local rainfall and thunderstorm passed a few days ago. With rain forecasted every day for a week, today it has 60% chance rain with high humidity during the match hours.
IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP Pitch Report
Eden Gardens pitch has some grass. Kolkata wicket will get some movement for pacers and also it has something for the spinner, Sunil Narine will again be key bowler here. While batsman will get the ball on the bat; 160+ will be a par score.
IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP Team News
Kolkata Knight Riders are at the second position on the points table with 6 points in 5 matches; 3 wins and 2 losses). On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are also with 6 points in 4 matches (3 wins and 1 loss) but are at number four at points table due to low net run rate.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News
Kolkata Knight Riders are coming with two wins with the same playing XI and will not like to tinker with its winning team combination.
Kings XI Punjab (KKR) Team News
Chris Gayle was the winning element for Kings XI Punjab in last two matches and has secured the place in playing XI after sitting on the bench for first two matches.
IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP Head to Head
Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab have encountered 21 times in Indian Premier League (IPL), out of which Kolkata Knight Riders have won 14 of them and Kings XI Punjab have managed to win only one. The last match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab was played in IPL 2017 was won by Kings XI Punjab; before that KKR had defeated KXIP for consecutive eight times.
In the 9 matches at Eden Gardens between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight riders have beat Kings XI Punjab for 7 times and Kings XI Punjab were able to win only 2 times.
|Total||KKR Won||KXIP Won|
|At Eden Gardens Stadium|
IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP Match Prediction
IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP Toss Prediction
In this season of IPL, toss-winning captain have mostly chosen to field first. In this match, Kolkata Knight Riders may win the toss.
IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP Score Prediction
With the line-up Kings XI Punjab are having if they are batting first then they will score more runs as compared to Kolkata Knight Riders.
|Batting First||Predicted Score|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||155+|
|Kings XI Punjab||170+|
Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP Who Will Win?
Kolkata Knight Riders have the strong record against Kings XI Punjab in IPL and this record also improves at Eden Gardens. But this time Kings XI Punjab have Chris Gayle on their side, who is destructive against Kolkata Knight Riders but it will be interesting this battle. But this battle will have another interesting angle when Sunil Narine comes in; against Sunil Narine, Chris Gayle has score 45 runs in 40 ball and have been out two times.
|Kolkata Knight Riders||45%||35%|
|Kings XI Punjab||65%||55%|
In our Prediction Kings XI Punjab have more chance to win this match.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 18 KKR vs KXIP
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 21st April, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Playing XI for KKR: Chirs Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubham Gill, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawala, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Tom Curran.
Playing XI for KXIP: KL Rahul(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Barinder Sran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.