The match will be telecast on Star Sports Network from 8 pm
Both won their first matches, secured 2-2 points.
Kolkata. The sixth edition of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played on Wednesday at Eden Gardens between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. This is the second match between the two teams in the tournament. Both Kolkata and Punjab have won their respective matches. Punjab, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad last year, defeating Hyderabad 2-2. However, on the basis of net runrets, Punjab is second and Kolkata is at number four. Punjab's Net Runrate is +0.700 and Kolkata is +0.255.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played 70 matches of IPL till date. Of these, he has won 43, while in 25 he had to face defeat. Two matches were canceled. Kings XI Punjab have played 10 matches so far. Of these, only three have been able to win. In seven, he had to face defeat.
Kolkata's rate of reservation is 30% higher than Punjab
In IPL, Kings XI Punjab, led by Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders and Ravichandran Ashwin, has been confronted 23 times so far. Of these, Kolkata 15 and Punjab have managed to win 8 matches. In the last 5 competitions between the two, Kolkata has won 3 and Punjab 2 has won.
KKR's heavy over Eden Gardens
In Eden Gardens, 10 matches have been played between the two teams so far. Of these, KKR have won 7 and Punjab has won 3 matches. Punjab's highest score of 204 and Kolkata is 200 runs on Eden Gardens. Punjab's minimum score on this ground is 119/6, which was made on 30 April 2011.
On Eden, scores always 100+ on Eden
Kolkata's minimum score of 120/2 on this ground, which he made against the Kings XI Punjab on April 30, 2011. Kolkata won the match with 8 wickets. In that match, Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir scored 45 off 44 balls and Manoj Tiwary scored 34 off 41 balls.
In the last match Kolkata played
The last match between the two was played on 18 May last year at the Holkar Cricket Stadium of Indore. In that match, Kolkata defeated Punjab by 31 runs. In that match Punjab won the toss and chose fielding. Earlier, batting first, Kolkata scored 245 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. It is also Kolkata's highest score in IPL. Punjab, chasing the target, could score 214 runs in 8 overs in 20 overs.
Kolkata's rate of 60% in Eden in last 5 matches
Of the last 5 matches on the Eden Gardens, Kolkata has managed to win in Team 3. Kolkata played their last match against Eden against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 24 May in this IPL. Then he was successful in defeating Hyderabad by 6 wickets. In that match, Kolkata's Andre Russell played 49 runs for 19 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes.
Both teams are as follows
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubhaman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joey Denly, Srikanth Munde, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrior, Famous Krishna , Lucky Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Casey Cariappa, Yara Prithviraj
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Sam Kurian, Varun Chakraborty, Mohammed Shami, Nicolas Puran (wicketkeeper), Moises Henriques, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Mujib ur Rahman, Andrew Tuyen, Ankit Rajput, Devil Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Harpreet Barar, Simran Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nakande, Agnivesh Ayaya