Kings XI Punjab take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 13 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
After losing two matches in a row in the tournament, Kings XI Punjab can finally breathe a sigh of relief having secured their first win in this year’s IPL.
They hosted Rising Pune Supergiants in Mohali most recently, where they bowled first and found themselves chasing a target of 153 runs. Mohit Sharma did a decent job with the ball, taking three wickets for 23 runs. When it came to batting, Murali Vijay and Manan Vohra took the team to a brilliant start, scoring a half century each.
With a small cameo from Glen Maxwell towards the end, Kings XI Punjab won the match in the 19th over by six wickets. However, they still face an uphill task to climb up in the table, seeing that they are the seventh placed team in the league.
As for Kolkata Knight Riders, things have been going according to their game plan so far for them. Their captain Gautam Gambhir is in a sensational form, having scored a brilliant 90 runs off 60 deliveries against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
That match was a sensational one for the Knight Riders for many reasons, with Umesh Yadav taking three wickets and restricting Hyderabad to a small total of 142 runs. Losing just two wickets, Gambhir led his squad to a superb win.
Comparing the two sides at the moment, the momentum is definitely with Kolkata Knight Riders. Kings XI have had a shaky spell in the batting, with no definite sign of control or consistency. On the other hand, the lads from Kolkata are in good spirits, especially with their captain in such a terrific form. This is made far more interesting with the presence of Andre Russell and Brad Hogg in the squad.
Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders head-to-head
Kings XI Punjab have lost to Kolkata Knight Riders on 11 occasions. They will be the underdogs here.
England Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for the IPL match one:
Knight Riders to win with bet365: 7/10
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Tuesday, April 19.