Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab – 26/10/2020

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October 26, 2020
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
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Kolkata v Punjab – IPL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 26/10/2020

The Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab are still in the running for spots in the IPL playoffs and this match is key for the future of both campaigns.

Kolkata were dominant over Delhi recently. Punjab are full of confidence after coming from behind to beat Hyderabad.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for today’s match. Our team of experts also have information about the generous odds offered by the best INR betting sites.

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab Betting Tips
Best Bet Arshdeep Singh to be the top bowler for KXIP at 5.0 with 22Bet
Value Bet Chris Gayle to hit three or more sixes at 2.88 with 1xBet
Next Best Bet Sunil Narine to be the top batsman for KKR at 11.0 with LeoVegas

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab – Match Preview

The Knight Riders have beaten the Kings XI four times in a row. That run of results included victory for Kolkata earlier in the IPL 2020.

Kolkata have two IPL titles, while Punjab have never won the IPL. Let’s see who wants it more when they meet on Monday.

Where: Sharjah Cricket Stadium

When: Monday, 26 October 2020

Start time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Pitch conditions: This is the smallest of the three stadiums on show in the IPL 2020. The pitch is getting slower, so 200-plus scores from the team batting first are no longer the norm. Dew, as usual, will be difficult to manage for the team bowling second.

Weather conditions: The forecast is quite predictable. Hot and dry in Sharjah on Monday, with temperatures in the mid-30 degrees celsius and no rain predicted.

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab – Latest Odds

Parimatch is among the best cricket betting websites in India. They have priced up their outright match markets a lot earlier than other sites.

For this one, they have Kolkata offered as 1.78 favourites and Punjab underdogs at 1.97. That’s a fair assessment, but there have been plenty of surprises this IPL, do don’t write off a win for the Kings XI.

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Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab – Team News

Seamer Prasidh Krishna has not taken a wicket for three matches in a row and it will be interesting to see if the Knight Riders retain him for this match.

They are glad to have Sunil Narine back, bowling and weighing in with big runs in the middle order.

It’s probable, too, Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson will be in the same XI again for a formidable fast-bowling combination.

Punjab went into Sunday’s match against Hyderabad without Mayank Agarwal, who has been among the team’s leading run-scorers this season.

He should have recovered from minor bruising, though, and be back in the team for this one.

The clock is ticking on Glenn Maxwell’s shaky form – and it might be time for Punjab to play Chris Jordan and Jimmy Neesham in the team. Previously, they have been interchangeable.

Kolkata v Punjab – Squads

Eoin Morgan (captain) KL Rahul (captain)
Dinesh Karthik Chris Gayle
Shubman Gill Karun Nair
Tim Seifert Mandeep Singh
Sandeep Warrier Darshan Nalkande
Kamlesh Nagarkoti Hardus Viljoen
Kuldeep Yadav Harpreet Brar
Andre Russell Jagadeesha Suchith
Pat Cummins Nicholas Pooran
Manimaran Siddharth Sheldon Cottrell
Tom Banton Deepak Hooda
Nikhil Naik Tajinder Dhillon
Rinku Singh Prahbansimhan Singh
Siddhesh Lad Chris Jordan
Prasidh Krishna Ishaan Porel
Shivam Mavi Jimmy Neesham
Lockie Ferguson Ravi Bishnoi
Nitish Rana Krishnappa Gowtham
Sunil Narine Murugan Ashwin
Rahul Tripathi Arshdeep Singh
Varun Chakravarthy Mujeeb ur Rahman
Pravin Tambe Mohammed Shami
Chris Green Sarfaraz Khan
Glenn Maxwell
Mayank Agarwal

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab – Betting Tips and Prediction

Here are more expert tips for you. The are compiled by our cricket experts, who have years of experience and have followed the tournament closely. These match predictions are based on generous odds from the best INR betting sites.

Aim for Arshdeep to Be the Top Bowler for KXIP

There have been a few solid left-arm seamers showcased during the IPL 2020. Arshdeep Singh has been among the best.

He has been a consistent performer and held his nerve during a tight closing over against Hyderabad on Sunday. Singh is a good selection at 5.0 with 22Bet to be Punjab’s top wicket-taker in this match.

Go for Gayle and at Least Three Sixes

Whether he opens the batting with KL Rahul or drops to third position if Mayank Agarwal returns, Chris Gayle should be a key member of the Punjab XI again.

Their upswing in results has started since he entered the team. Gayle has the most sixes in the history of the tournament by a long way – and is a good pick to hit at least three more here at 2.88 with 1xBet.

Make Narine Your Top Batsman for KKR

Sunil Narine sat out a few matches after being called for a suspect bowling action. He has since been cleared and is back in the team.

But it is his role with the bat – not the ball – that continues to serve Kolkata more strongly. He hit a superb half-century in Sunday’s win over Delhi.

LeoVegas have him priced at 11.0 to be KKR’s top batsman. Those odds are quite big for a batsman in fine form. This bet could bring great value.

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The Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab match will be played on Monday, 26 October 2020. The scheduled start is 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT).

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