IPL preview 2015:KKR vs KX1P 14th match preview
Pune: Their crusade off to a calm begin, guarding champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to come back to winning ways when they tackle a perilous Kings XI Punjab in their next Indian Premier League match, here on Saturday.
The Gautam Gambhir-drove Kolkata side had a blended trip in the T20 competition as such, having enlisted a win and a misfortune in the two matches they have played this season.
In the wake of getting off their title guard with a seven wicket destroying of Mumbai Indians, KKR drooped to a three-wicket rout against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match.
What’s more, come Saturday, KKR would be looking to recover their crusade on track with some predictable show in the competition.
KKR’s batting has been rock strong in their initial two matches having enrolled scores in the scope of 170.
Captain Gautam Gambhir is in romping structure striking consecutive fifties, while any semblance of Manish Pandey, Surya Kumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell likewise contributing with the willow.
Yet it KKR’s rocking the bowling alley which is a reason for concern. Any semblance of Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan and Piyush Chawla need to assume up more liability to help the group’s reason. Truth be told, Narine has been prudent in both the matches yet he went wicket-less and that is what is harming KKR the most.
Then again, Kings XI too did not have the best of begins in the current year’s IPL having lost two and won only one out of their three recreations as such.
In the wake of losing by 26 hurries to Rajasthan Royals in their competition opener, Kings XI bobbed back firmly to beat Mumbai Indians by 18 runs. However their battle endured another shock when they lost by five wickets to Delhi Daredevils here on Wednesday.
In the vicinity of Murali Vijay, Virender Sehwag, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Glenn Maxwell and captain George Bailey, Kings XI has an overwhelming batting line-up which has the ability to shred any playing assault. At the same time for that to happen they have to flame as one, which has not been the situation as such.
Any semblance of Vijay, Sehwag, Saha, Bailey and Miller all got begins yet they have to change over their begins enormous scores.
Be that as it may the fundamental driver of sympathy toward Bailey would be the type of touchy Maxwell, whose most elevated score in three matches was only 15.
Lords XI’s rocking the bowling alley assault likewise has been conflicting as any semblance of Mitchell Johnson, Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh and Rishi Dhawan spilled runs in vital points.
Lords XI Punjab: George Bailey (Capt), Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Yogesh Golwalkar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Beuran Hendricks, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Nikhil Naik, Axar Patel, Thisara Perera, Wriddhiman Saha, Sandeep Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (Capt), Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha, KC Cariappa, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Aditya Garhwal, Brad Hogg, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Sumit Narwal, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Veer Pratap Singh, Vaibhav Rawal, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Chris Lynn, James Neesham.