They now seem to be on a mission with a top-heavy batting comprising KL Rahul and Gayle followed by the flair of Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair.In Australian Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh, they have two destructive finishers who are due for big knocks, and KKR would look for early breakthroughs to mount pressure on the duo.Russell, another explosive Jamaican, singled-handedly decimated Delhi Daredevils in his 12-ball 41 in their last match at the Eden.The biggest gain for the home side has been that of Mumbai Indians recruit Rana who got back-to-back Man of the Match awards in their wins over Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.The left-hander has showed fine temperament, forming the backbone of their batting, which wore an unsettled look at the start.Rana's part time off-spin has also given the team some crucial breakthroughs — his wickets of Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals) bear testimony to that.Their spinners bowlers 14 overs in Jaipur, accounting for five wickets to stall Rajasthan Royals to 160/8 en route to their five-wicket win.Afghan's latest spin sensation Mujeeb ur Rahman will also be the one to watch out for.The 17-year-old off-spinner has been able to fox batsmen, including Kohli, with his guile and has a tidy economy rate of 6.80 from four matches.Kuldeep Yadav got just four wickets from nine matches in 2019 and was dropped from KKR after logging an average of 71.50 and an economy rate of 8.66.Back for his second season, Ferguson was training with the squad on Friday after serving the mandatory quarantine.Ahead of the new Indian Premier League season, take our Kings XI Punjab quiz to test the extents of your knowledge on KL Rahul and Co.Sign up for a weekly curated briefing of the most important strategic affairs stories from across the world.Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets,Updated Date: April 21, 2018 20:51:42 IST,Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab LIVE SCORE (t20),Australia in England, 3 T20I Series, 2020,IPL 2020: Kuldeep Yadav is at the top of his game, won't face confidence issues, says KKR mentor David Hussey,IPL 2020: Looking forward to rubbing shoulders with Pat Cummins, says KKR pacer Lockie Ferguson.IPL 2020 KXIP Quiz: How well do you know the 2014 runners-up Kings XI Punjab.

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While KKR scored 191/7 in 20 overs, KXIP was on … The rain came to the rescue for.The play started just before the cut-off time though but only formality was left to complete as they had already got off to a blazing start. We did not bowl as per the plan.

R Ashwin at the presentations said it was important that as bowling unit they kept them under 200 and psychologically helping the visitors. Playing XI for KKR: Chirs Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubham … But they did even more by thrashing the opposition players and denting their confidence. There seems to be a trend where we tend to miss out on the last couple of overs with the bat.

The crowds have been great, proud to be playing in front of them and they are big fans of KKR.IPL is by and large corruption free, says Neeraj Kumar, the retired head of ACU,Twitter Reactions: Kane Williamson-less New Zealand choke yet again as India make it 4-0 in the series,Twitter trolls Dinesh Karthik for being overanxious behind the wickets,IPL 2018: Kris Srikkanth mentions Archer and Buttler as the reasons for RR’s comeback. Both Rahul and Gayle have thrashed the KKR bowling to all corners of Eden Gardens and the fielding captain had absolutely no clue of how to stop them. My feet are moving and I am hitting the ball well.I got to make sure that I should make it big and stay there till the end.

IPL 2018 LIVE Score KKR vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab Captain Ravichandran Ashwin has decided to field after winning the toss. Proud to be playing in front of a crowd like this.Gayle was at his best last night when he smashed this season's first century — a 63-ball 104 not out — at the expense of one of the best bowling outfits, Sunrisers Hyderabad.Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik and Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin. In our Prediction Kings XI Punjab have more chance to win this match. by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on. KKR vs KXIP IPL 2018 Live Score. Loved doing this. Gayle and Rahul were devastating at the top. Their next match is an away fixture against Delhi on 27th.That's it... another Gayle six helps Punjab soar further... Gill tried to catch that but slipper because of wet outfield and it sailed away over the boundary... sums up the evening for Kolkata... rain didn't help but it never also seemed that 190 was going to be enough. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are looking unstoppable currently with the way they are playing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

That's it from here. That's a wrap of our coverage for this game. You don’t really plan with someone like Chris. IPL 2018, KKR vs KXIP: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) probable playing XI vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) 21 Apr, 2018 Having gotten off to a strong start in the league, both Kings XI and the Knight Riders stand in the top 4 of the table. Gayle was at his best last night when he smashed this season's first century -- a 63-ball 104 not out -- at the expense of one of the best bowling outfits, Sunrisers Hyderabad. If he fancies a bowler, then I let him strike. Kings XI Punjab 126-1 (11.1 Ovs) Chris Gayle 62 …