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Saturday, May 3, 2008

IPL twenty20 – Kolkata Knight Riders face an uphill task against King XI Punjab

One of the favorite team of the tournament who is struggling badly in the mid of IPL after departure of their players like B.McCullum and R.Ponting now face an uphill task against King XI Punjab who are on a roll at the moment.

After two initial losses, the Yuvraj Singh-led Kings XI have been on a winning streak and continued to do well despite the exit of top Australian players like Simon Katich and pace spearhead Brett Lee from their team.

On the other hand Saurav Ganguly led Kolkata Knight Riders will be keen to get back on the winning streak to survive their chances of making it to the semi final of 1st IPL twenty20.

The Punjab team have the home advantage going for them with some of their top-order batsmen like Shaun Marsh, son of Aussie great Geoff Marsh who scored an unbeaten 85 against the Deccan Chargers, looking in terrific form.

If Kolkata Knight Riders would like to win here at Mohali then their one of top three batsman needs to fire.

Kolkata Knight Riders Strong Point

They have world class International bowler and they can destroy any bowling lieup.

King XI Strong Point

Good Team combination with lots of Players having International match Experience

Kolkata Knight Riders Weak Point

They have thin batting line-up and they must fire if they want to win here at Mohali.

King XI Weak Point

Wayward bowling in the middle and end of overs by S.Sreesanth

Likely Playing XI for both the teams (Match will start from 20:00 PM India time)

King XI Punjab: Karan Goel, S.Marsh, Kumar Sangakara, Mahela Jayawardne, R.Srawan, Yuvraj Singh (Captain), Irfan Pathan, Sunny Sohal, G.Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vikram Singh, S. Sreesanth.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Salman Butt, B.Hodge, David Hussey, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, D.Das, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Umar Gul, Ashok Dinda, Murali Kartik, Ishant Sharma.

In other match Bangalore Royal Challengers beat Deccan Chargers by 3 runs in thrilling encounter at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.

Tomorrow's Match

Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Daredevils at Mumbai (16:00 PM)
Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings (20:00 PM)


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 7:47 PM  
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