Cricket, IPL 2018, match 18, KKR vs KXIP, preview, prediction, live score

KKR 191/7.        KXIP 125/1 in 12 over

Today 18th match of vivo IPL 2018 will be played between KKR and KXIP in Eden Gardan Kolkata . Match will start at 4:00pm IST. Both teams are in good position after winning previous match. Let’s start see team arrangement, preview and prediction.

Team arrangement
KKR Playing 11
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Utappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh kartik (c,wk), Andrew Russell, Dushman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi and Kuldeep Yadav.
KXIP Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul(wk), Chris Gyle, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nayar, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh or Manoj Tiwari, R Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Brindar Saran, Mohit Sharma and Mujer Ur Rahman.
Spacial feature
Chris Gyle had scored 532 runs against KKR in all IPL matches in which he had 1 century and 3 half century.
Sunil Narine has got 24 wickets in just 13 matches against KXIP in IPL.
Bating pp of KXIP 10.29/over is greater than KKR 9.47/over. 
Head to head of teams
KKR vs KXIP total match 21
KKR won 14and KXIP 7
Match in Eden Gardan
Total match 9
KKR won 7 and KXIP 2
Match Prediction
After looking this preview  it seems KKR was stronger than KXIP in previous IPL’s but currently scoring rate of KXIP is greater than KKR.
So my prediction for KXIP/KKR is  57/43 

After loosing toss KKR bated first and scored 191/7 in 20 over.

Chris Lynn 74 of 41, D Kartik 43 and Robin Utappa 34 played great inning.

KXIP’S inning

KL Rahul and Chris Gyle started the inning of KXIP. Before match stopped KL Rahul (46) in 23 delivery smashed 7 4s and 1 6s. Chris Gyle (49) in 27 delivery smashed 5 4s and 4 sixes. Match stopped now due to rain in 8.2 over at this time KXIP 96/0.
According DLS KXIP have scored 35 more runs
Match started again .Match reduced to 13 over and winning target 125runs.
KXIP won the match by 9 wicket.

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