Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy (Credits: Twitter/IPL)

Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab will be looking to keep their playoff hopes on track when they lock horns in the 46th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. With the playoff race getting trickier with each passing game, neither of the two teams could afford any further slip ups.

Kolkata Knight Riders are currently fourth in the points table with 6 wins from 11 games. The Eoin Morgan-led side will be brimming with confidence after thrashing Delhi Capitals in the previous outing. Kolkata Knight Riders had thoroughly dominated the game and won it by 95 runs.

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab. (Credits:

Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, are just below Kolkata Knight Riders in the points table with 5 wins from 11 games. The Punjab-based outfit are flying high at the moment, having won their previous four games. In their last outing, they had sensationally defended 126 against SunRisers Hyderabad and would be looking to continue their winning run tonight.


Toss report:

Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have elected to first against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Playing elevens:


Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w),  Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Sunil Narine, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti