With the wicket taking a look dry on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik opted to bat first within the IPL 2020 fit in opposition to Kings XI Punjab. Either side made only one alternate of their lineup, despite the fact that Chris Gayle is but to make his go back within the KXIP enjoying XI.
“The wicket seems to be dry so we will have a bat first. Because the event progresses we will get the fitting batting order, but it surely labored neatly within the remaining sport. Mavi has a couple of niggles so Prasidh is available in for him,” Karthik mentioned after profitable the toss.
For KXIP, Sheldon Cottrell is lacking out at the tie and can most likely leave out out a extra as knowledgeable through captain KL Rahul owing to a couple of niggles. Chris Jordan has changed him within the lineup. With it being the one alternate, it additionally signifies that the control nonetheless believes that Glenn Maxwell, who has been averaging 18.five with simply two fifties since 2015 in IPL, can nonetheless hearth.
“Now we have numerous stories like Anil, Andy and Jonty. Now we have Gayle and Maxi and seniors who’ve saved it certain. We simply have not grew to become it round within the large moments that is why we’re on the backside of the desk. Jordan is available in for Cottrell, who has a niggle and would possibly fail to spot a few video games,” Rahul mentioned.
Kings XI Punjab (Enjoying XI): KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh(w), Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders (Enjoying XI): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy