46th Match of IPL 2020 Between KKR and KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

46th Match:

IPL 2020’s forty-sixth encounter between KKR and KXIP is going to be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on October 26th, 2020.

KKR vs KXIP History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 26 meetings, to date. Out of them, KKR won 18 times. KXIP won 8 matches.

The teams completed 11 meetings at the home ground of KKR. The host won 8 times. Visitors won just thrice.

The teams met each other 7 times at the home ground of KXIP. The host won thrice. On the other hand, visitors won 4 times.

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The teams competed against each other at the neutral venue in 8 matches. KKR got victory 6 times and twice for KXIP.

The victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

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If the match result will go in favor of KKR, then the team will be any of the 1st to 4th place in the point table with 14 points, depending upon NRR. In case of defeat, the team will go one position down with 12 points.

If the match result will favor the team, KXIP, then the team will be in 4th position with 12 points. In case of defeat, the team will be either in the 5th or 6th position with 10 points, depending upon NRR.

Venue Weather:

The weather forecast for Sharjah shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 27 – 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 7 – 16 km/h throughout the match. The wind speed and the temperature would be decreased as the match progressed.

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 14 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 7 times, while lost 3 times with one tie. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just once, and lost twice. 

Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won 8 times and lost 5 times.

The first batting team won the matches 9 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 4 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue in 2013. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 140 on the ground, again in 2013.

The first inning lowest total was 90 in 2013, and the highest total was 215 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 56 runs (completed innings) in 2013, whereas the highest was 182 runs in 2016.

The batting average of the first innings is 20.46 and 18.84 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 9 times in 15 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won 4 times and lost 5 times. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first just 6 times, and the team won the match twice and lost 4 times. 

Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won 6 times and lost 9 times.

The first batting team won 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 8 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 150 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 114, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 112 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 33.33 and 29.49 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times in 9 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams and the teams won twice and lost thrice. 

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first, won twice, and lost twice, too. 

Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won 4 times and lost 5 times.

The first batting team won 5 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 4 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 184 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 224 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 114, and the highest total was 228 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 112 runs, whereas the highest was 226 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 36.53 and 29.02 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

KKR had 3 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won once and lost twice, though the only victory for the team was in the 2014 edition. KXIP got just 4 chances to play the matches at the venue, and the team won thrice and lost once.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team would prefer to include Andre Russell if he will be fit, but tough call for whom the team will ask to sit out of the XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, N. Rana, R. Tripathi, D. Karthik, E. Morgan, S. Narine, P. Cummins / A. Russell, L. Ferguson, K. Nagarkoti / K. Yadav, P. Krishna / S. Mavi, V. Chakravarthy

Kings XI Punjab:

The team would prefer to include fit M. Agarwal, and so mostly D. Hooda may sit out of XI.

Kings XI Punjab Eleven: KL. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Gayle, N. Pooran, G. Maxwell, M. Singh / D. Hooda, C. Jordan, R. Bishnoi, M. Ashwin, M. Shami, A. Singh