KKR Vs KXIP Match Prediction: Can Maxwell’s form ruin KKR’s hope of winning?

KKR Vs KXIP Match Prediction: Can Maxwell’s form ruin KKR’s hope of winning?

 IPL 2017 First Innings Score Prediction: Kings XI Punjab vs the Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders


KKR will get a score in excess of 160+.

The balling let KKR down

Kolkata Knight Riders lost their match against Mumbai Indians – which was primarily due to a poor show with the ball in the latter half of the innings (especially the last 5 overs) where it seemed that someone had left the water tap open as runs were flowing like water. In the end, Hardik Pandya’s 27 runs proved to be match-winning for Mumbai Indians and KKR –the very side that chased over 180 with 10 wickets to spare in their first match lost their first match for this season.

Uthappa looks probable for opening role

KKR needs to consider who they replace Lynn with (IF Lynn is forced out due to his injury), making Uthappa open the batting is in all likelihood going to be the strategy at the top and maybe the New Zealander all-rounder in Grand De Homme will get his first IPL game in absence of Lynn – being an all-rounder, Homme’s presence on the side will make the team more balanced but KKR will lack explosive skills of Lynn.

Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab will get a score in excess of 170+.

Captain’s form is proving match-winning

Kings XI Punjab has won 2 out of their 2 games and both the matches were primarily won due to the sheer excellence is shown with the bat from Glenn Maxwell. The responsibility of captaincy is truly showing on Maxwell’s role as a batsman in the side and in a positive way. Maxwell looks more composed and confident of his skills – maybe due to the confidence showed by the management in him to lead the side. With 2 scores of 40+ in the tournament thus far, Maxwell’s form is seriously bad news for KKR coming into the match.

Amla’s experience is coming handy

Hashim Amla, who is often not considered as the ideal t20 player showed that this perception about him is totally wrong. Amla made a quick-fire 30 ball 50 against RCB which was quintessential in Kings XI Punjab beating RCB with relative ease.

Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders

The KKR squad has troubling news in form of Chris Lynn’s shoulder injury, which he suffered in KKR’s last match against the Mumbai Indians. Lynn has suffered an injury on the same shoulder in the past and it’s uncertain whether this injury is the curtain call on his journey in IPL 2017 – KKR is keeping the news on his injury in secrecy and nothing much has been said. However, good news on Umesh Yadav, who is expected to start his IPL 2017 journey in this match.

Kings XI Punjab

The unit looks set and ready to continue playing with their full strengthened squad that includes key guns like Amla, Miller, Maxwell (captain), Saha and Stoinis.

Who’ll win today?

The Kings XI Punjab under the leadership of Maxwell looks full-proof right now with very little to no drawbacks looking visible in their playing XI. This is even though they’ve chased twice in their 2 matches and have looked rather comfortable chasing above 150 runs. They will come into the match as favorites.

IPL Match Prediction: Key Player Prediction

IPL 2017 First Innings Score Prediction : with Maxwell's recent run of form, Kings XI Punjab look set to put up a huge total on board if they bat first.
Glenn Maxwell’s form remains KKR’s major concern coming into the key encounter

If Glenn Maxwell’s form is anything to go by, he is becoming the most brutal player of IPL 2017. With 80+ runs in 2 matches, Maxwell will be scratching his hands to get back into the middle against KKR and make it 3 out of 3 for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2017 – we predict he will again cross 30 runs in the match.

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