KKR vs KXIP Live Score - Pepsi IPL T20 2013 Match 35 at Kolkata
Get KKR vs KXIP IPL 6 Match 35 Live Score and Commentary Played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 26th April 2013. Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have got another chance of making a comeback in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) sixth edition.
They are all set to clash with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Eden Garden Stadium here. Despite having many big names in the squad, Shahrukh Khan owned KKR has failed to perform up to the level. While KXIP has dominated most of their matches in IPL 6.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir have been giving a good start to KKR is almost every match. But Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary and Yusuf Pathan have failed to utilize that in most of the matches. However, Eoin Morgan is playing sensibly and has clicked on almost every opportunity. They also own a superb bowling attack with L Balaji and Sunil Narine. Kallis also holds much versatility in his medium pace bowling. But all these performances are not enough to take KKR at a dominating position in IPL 6. The team is suffering with the threat of being eliminated in the group stage as well.
Meanwhile, KXIP don't have many big names in the squad but the inclusion of David Miller have strengthen their claim for the trophy. However, captain Adam Gilchrist batting have been a flop so far in the series but Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Miller and David Hussey has always showed the spirit of wining in the difficult situations. On the other front, their bowling have been superb in this IPL season with Praveen Kumar and Parvinder Awana leading the pace attack. Piyush Chawala have also performed nicely with his wrong ones and Harmeet Singh also proves to be dangerous at some occasions.
However, Gambhir will have to stay at the crease for some more time to strengthen their claim for defending the title. They are almost reached in the do or die situation in IPL 6. Meanwhile, Gilchrist have been consistently failed to perform with the bat but his captainship have been up to the mark. KXIP have managed 4 wins out of 7 matches played while KKR have won only 2 out of 7 so far.
Here are the expected playing XI of both the sides:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Yusuf Pathan, Gautam Gambhir (Skipper), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Debabrata Das (Wicket-Keeper), Rajat Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, Sachithra Senanayake, Sunil Narine, L Balaji.
Kings XI Punjab
Adam Gilchrist (Captain, Keeper), Mandeep Singh, Luke Pomersbach, David Miller, Manan Vohra, David Hussey, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Harmeet Singh, Bhargav Bhatt, Parvinder Awana.
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