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Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to bat first. (File photo)
The 24th match of the 13th season of the IPL is being played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi. Kolkata won the toss and chose to bat. At the same time, Chris Gayle has not got a place in the Punjab team. Talking about the last 5 matches played between the two teams, Punjab have defeated KKR only 2 times. Click here to see the live scorecard of the match …
One change in both teams
Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik made a change in the team. In place of Shivam Mavi, the famous Krishna was included in the playing eleven. At the same time, Chris Jordan was replaced by Sheldon Cottrell in Punjab.
Foreign players in both teams
Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mujibur Rahman and Chris Jordan are foreign players in Punjab. At the same time, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins are foreign players in Kolkata.
Punjab : Lokesh Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhasimran Singh (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Mujib-ur-Rehman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Sunil Naren, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, renowned Krishna, Kamlesh Nagerkoti and Varun Chakraborty.
Rahul on top in terms of scoring the most runs
Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul has scored the highest 313 runs in the league so far. Which includes a century. Apart from these, also at number three is Punjab opener Mayank Agarwal, who has scored 281 runs with a century in the league so far.
Most expensive players of Punjab and Kolkata
Kolkata’s most expensive player is Pat Cummins. He will get Rs 15.50 crore for the season. After this comes the number of Sunil Naren, who will get 12.50 crores of the season. At the same time, Captain Lokesh Rahul is the most expensive player in Punjab with a price of 11 crores and Glenn Maxwell 10.75 crores.
The sky will be clear during the match in Abu Dhabi. The pitch here can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that won the toss in Abu Dhabi would prefer to bowl first. Prior to this IPL, the success rate of the first bowling team victory in the last 44 T20s here is 56.81%.
Record in Abu Dhabi
Kolkata won the title 2 times, Punjab still waiting
Kolkata has played the final twice (2014, 2012) so far in IPL history and has been the champion both times. At the same time, Punjab has not won the title even once. He made it to the finals in 2014, but lost to Kolkata by 3 wickets.
Kolkata’s success rate higher than Punjab in IPL
Kolkata has a success rate of 52.73% in IPL. KKR has played a total of 183 matches so far. In which he has won 95 matches and lost 88. At the same time, Punjab has a success rate of 45.32%. Punjab has played a total of 182 matches so far. In which he won 83 matches and lost 99.