Live scores: Indian Premier League 2019 — Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

KKR comes into this game against KXIP on a high after securing a sensational victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in its first outing.

March 27, 2019 07:50 pm | Updated 07:51 pm IST

Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen Shubman Gill and Andre Russell celebrate their team's victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Twenty20 Championship cricket match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 24, 2019.

Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen Shubman Gill and Andre Russell celebrate their team's victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Twenty20 Championship cricket match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 24, 2019.

Kings XI Punjab’s biggest strength is its captain Ashwin — a fiercely competitive and a thoroughly astute cricketer — who showed glimpses of his leadership skills a year ago and displayed it fully in the match against RR.

KKR has some advantage due to the presence of a few all-rounders, who may play crucial roles in the eventuality of a dogfight.

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Match-winner Andre Russell unleashing his muscle power early has given KKR a lot of confidence.

Even without Russell, the host has enough personnel — including chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, captain Dinesh Karthik and Shubman Gill — to put up a formidable total.

KKR’s enviable bowling department, with spinners like Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine, will stand the team in good stead.

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