Kolkata Knight Riders will go up against Kings XI Punjab in the match 32 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab betting tips for this IPL 2016 encounter can be checked below.
Kolkata Knight Riders have proven once again why they are a worthy competitor, as they most recently reached the second place in the league table. With only three defeats, they are just two points behind the league leaders Gujarat Lions.
They visited Royal Challengers Bangalore last, where they needed 186 runs to win. Despite this humongous total, the team impressively managed to win the game in the 19th over. It was Yusuf Pathan who took the team to the sensational victory, having scored 60 runs off 29 deliveries. This was a much needed victory by his side, seeing that they had lost their previous two fixtures.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab got their second win of the season most recently, as they defeated the league leaders Gujarat Lions in a surprising turn of events. Batting first, they scored 154 runs losing all the wickets. With all the odds heavily against them, Axar Patel and Mohit Sharma came to rescue as they took seven wickets in total to rattle the Lions. Eventually, they won the match by 23 runs.
But this win still doesn’t change much for them, considering that they are still at the bottom of the table. With the league now at the midway, it is absolutely essential for them to start winning from here to at least reach the final four.
However, that is easier said than done, considering that they lost their star batsman Shaun Marsh to injury. With their morale on the downside, they have got to pick themselves up and start fighting harder. Kolkata Knight Riders are in a sensational form, with Andre Russell and Pathan recently finding their momentum. They will be the favorite ones here.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab head-to-head
Against Kings XI Punjab, the Knight Riders have won 12 times out of 18. They met earlier this season in Mohali, where the visitors won by six wickets, chasing 139 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab betting tips for the IPL 2016 one:
Kolkata to win with bet365: 4/6
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Wednesday, May 4.