Kolkata Knight Riders v Rising Pune Supergiant betting tips are placed in this article. The Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll but the Rising Pune Supergiant will hope to take advantage of a confidence-inspiring win last game when the two sides meet in their IPL 2017 game. The match will be played on May 3.
Time: 8 pm local (2.30 pm GMT)
With the IPL having turned a bit one-sided for the top-ranked sides, Kolkata are probably a win away from sealing their playoffs berth and they have a good four matches in hand to do that. In fact, even without that win, they are all but through to the playoffs but they would hope to finish in the top two. They are coming off a defeat at the hands of David Warner’s rollicking century for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Rising Pune Supergiant look like they have made a sterling comeback of their own, and that’s not just in their last game against the Gujarat Lions. Backed by a Ben Stokes century, they chased down the score of 162 after having lost three wickets in the first two overs of the chase. They now have 12 points from 10 matches.
Kolkata will look at their bowling line-up closely and could look to bring in an extra seamer for this game. Ankit Rajpoot is an option for Kuldeep Yadav and so is Trent Boult in place of Colin de Grandhomme.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ expected playing XI:
Gambhir, Narine, Uthappa, Pandey, Pathan, Sheldon, Woakes, Boult, Umesh, Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep.
Pune won’t want to make too many changes to a side that has pulled off such a brilliant win. Expecting them to go with the same line-up.
Rising Pune Super Giant’s expected playing XI:
Tripathi, Rahane, Smith, Stokes, Dhoni, Tiwary, Christian, Shardul, Tahir, Sundar, Unadkat
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rising Pune Supergiant head to head:
In the three games played between them, Kolkata have won all three matches. Last time they played was in this IPL where a score of 183 was chased down with ease by Kolkata.