Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 6th match of the Indian Premier League – IPL 2019 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 27th March 2019.
As far as weather is concerned, it will be a windy evening with humidity above 65% and the temperature around 27°C. On Tuesday there were little showers but rain will be away during match hours, but morning showers can be seen.
IPL 2019 Match 6 KKR vs KXIP Pitch Report
This wicket is a bit two-paced and spin will play a big part. You can expect there to be something for everyone. The new ball will move, spinners will get turn and there’ll be runs in it for the batters too.
IPL 2019 Match 6 KKR vs KXIP Team News
Both teams are coming with a win, having stolen victories from the jaws of their opponents in their opening match of the tournament; Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News
The good news for Kolkata Knight Riders is that Sunil Narine has healed and was bowling in the practice session. Narine injured his fingers during the match against SRH due to which he didn’t open the innings with Nitis Rana. Kolkata Knight Riders are more likely to go with the same winning XI.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Team News
Sam Curran can be replaced by Andrew Tye due to the expensive overs in the last match. David Miller and Karun Nair are on the bench which can come in place of Nicholas Pooran and Manish Pandey.
IPL 2019 Match 6 KKR vs KXIP Head to Head
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have played 23 matches against each other in Indian Premier League. Out of 23 matches, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 15 matches and Kings XI Punjab have won the remaining 8 matches.
In last 11 matches between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab; Kolkata Knight Riders have won 9 matches and Kings XI Punjab have won only 2 matches.
At Eden Gardens, out of 10 matches between them, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 7 matches and Kings XI Punjab won only 3 matches including the last encounter between them in IPL 2018.
|Total||KKR Won||KXIP Won|
|At Eden Gardens Stadium|
IPL 2019 Match 6 KKR vs KXIP Trivia
- Sunil Narine has taken more wickets against Kings XI Punjab than against any other IPL opposition; in 15 matches against KXIP, he has 26 wickets and an average of 15.35 and a strike-rate of 13.62.
- Sunil Narine needs one more wicket to complete a bag of 50 wickets in IPL matches at the Eden Gardens and the second bowler to take 50 IPL wickets at a venue (Eden Gardens) after Lasith Malinga (58 at the Wankhede Stadium).
- The Knight Riders have a 25-7 win-loss record in run-chases at the Eden Gardens.
- Gayle requires four more sixes to become the first player to hit 300 sixes in IPL. He was the first to 100 sixes (in 2012) and 200 sixes (in 2015) as well.
- Mayank Agarwal has 956 runs in 60 IPL innings. If he gets to 1000 runs in his next five innings, he will be the second slowest to the milestone in IPL after Irfan Pathan (66 innings).
Match Details: IPL 2019 Match 6 KKR vs KXIP
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 27 March 2019
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Playing XI for KKR: Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna.
Playing XI for KXIP: Ravichandran Ashwin (c),Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye