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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2020

27 Played Since 2008
KKR lead the with 18 wins from 27 matches

KKR vs KXIP

Take a superstar franchise owner, add the biggest cricket stadium in India, mix the most vocal and knowledgeable groups of spectators and you have a recipe for the best home ground advantage. Then there are the technical advantages of having a pitch that is tailored to suit your bowling attack. The final ingredient is a steady procession of very talented T20 cricketers. All of this should add up to a winning combination for any IPL team. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has all of these advantages. Some critics say that KKR’s IPL record should have been better than the two titles they have won in 2012 and 2014. Be that as it may, KKR remains one of the better teams in the IPL.

KKR are well ahead of the Kings in head to head count, winning 68% of games.

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At the other end of the spectrum is Kings XI Punjab. They have never really taken off in IPL, although they have had their high points. Their best showing so far has been in 2014, when they topped the league stage. But true to their habit of performing lower than their potential, KXIP finished runners up that year, failing to go the distance. The eventual winner that year was KKR, and we will take a look at the rivalry between these two teams in recent times and over the years.

KXIP vs KKR

Kings Eleven Punjab is one of those teams that have great potential on paper, but fans are yet to see them find their worth. They are a team owned by multiple owners, including the celebrity owners Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia. They have their huge fan base in Punjab and Haryana. The PCA stadium of Mohali finds it tough to provide sufficient space to such a vast crowd regardless of its capacity of 26000 seats. That makes those matches moreover interesting. Visibly and proactively, the team KXIP had been working on its resurgence in the IPL for quite some time. Though they haven’t found their streak back yet, it seems it may come out in further seasons.

KKR had been quite the opposite. It was a heavily anticipated team at the beginning of IPL but performed badly in early seasons to give a big blow to its celebrity owner Shahrukh Khan. In the later years, with much experimenting and decoration, KKR gradually revived its position and began to be a great contender after the first three-four seasons. It finally claimed two titles and now gets counted in some of the powerful opponents in the IPL.

The overall record for both teams, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, are heavily leaning in favor of KKR. There have been a total of 25 matches between them.  Kolkata Knight Riders win 17 while Punjab managed to win only 8. This brings not just the case of KXIP finding it hard to stay at a high bar in IPL but also its particular vulnerability against KKR. 

KXIP vs KKR Live Score

In case you are keen to watch the next KKR vs KXIP match in 2020, you have plenty of options. If you are unable to go to the stadium to watch it live, you could opt for live streaming. There are several companies providing high-quality feeds of IPL matches. The home ground of KXIP is the famous stadium of Mohali, PCA stadium. This stadium has some internationally legendary matches played here. The fan base loves to gather around its beloved team in Mohali. The Live stream is available from here to various networking broadcasters. Watching Punjab playing with Kolkata is fun in the stadium, especially because the crowd in Punjab mixes with the crowd from the two far-away terminals of India: Bengal and Punjab, the cultural mixtures shine like anything.

KKR vs KXIP Match Prediction

The last time KKR met KXIP, the two teams played at Mohali. The openers (including Gayle) didn’t amount for much in the first innings of KXIP. The middle-order did shore up the innings, though. Curran, Pooran, and Mayank helped KXIP post 183. KKR overcame the target with two overs to spare. Shubman Gill scored 65, and Chris Lynn contributed 46. 

We will come back with a KKR vs KXIP match prediction for the IPL 2020 season closer to the match. We will also provide news and analysis on all the games on our Today Match Prediction page

KKR vs KXIP Head to Head

The big gap in the KKR vs KXIP head to head is evident from their history of results. They have played as many as 25 times and KXIP has managed to win just 8 of those contests. One of the issues with KXIP is that they haven’t been able to zero in on a core team over the years. Also, all players are not able to deliver consistently over the duration of the tournament. They have won some matches with unbelievable ease. But their abject failure in other matches has been almost embarrassing.

In the opening season of IPL in 2008, the first match was claimed by KKR with 3 wickets. KXIP managed to alter the results in the second match. KXIP did it fabulously to defeat KKR with 9 runs. In 2009, the first match went to KXIP who easily crushed KKR’s bowling-attack and won the match with 6 wickets. It was KKR that later altered the result and gave Punjab a defeat with 11 runs. In 2010, the first match again went to Punjab with 8 wickets win, and similarly, KKR won the second match with 39 runs. In 2011, there was just one match between them and it went to Kolkata when it defeated KXIP with 8 wickets. Even in 2012, the first match was a Kolkata victory with 8 wickets but KXIP claimed the second with a tight margin of 2 runs. Again in 2013, firstly KKR made a 6 wicket win then KXIP stroke them to a 4 run victory.

Till that, the equation between the two remained in a balanced manner. But in 2014, there were 4 matches between the two opponents. KXIP won the first match with 23 runs. But later, all the coming three matches went to Kolkata with 9 wickets, 28 runs, and 3 wickets. Then in 2015, both matches went to KKR. The same happened in 2016 and Kolkata claimed both the faceoff. In 2017, however, KXIP manages to win a match with 14 runs, though it lost the other with 8 wickets again.
Such of the records makes it pretty clear that the rivalry between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings Eleven Punjab has taken a leaning towards the dominance of Kolkata only in later years. The earlier seasons were pretty balanced. As KXIP had been working out in its resurgence, it would be interesting to see if it gets the early streak back and makes it an equal and balanced competition.

Games played: 27

KKR wins: 18

KXIP wins: 9

YearHomeAwayWinnerMarginGroundMatch Date
2008KKRKings XIKKR3 wicketsKolkataMay 25, 2008
2008Kings XIKKRKings XI9 runsMohaliMay 3, 2008
2009Kings XIKKRKKR11 runsDurbanApr 21, 2009
2009Kings XIKKRKings XI6 wicketsPort ElizabethMay 3, 2009
2010Kings XIKKRKKR39 runsMohaliMar 27, 2010
2010KKRKings XIKings XI8 wicketsKolkataApr 4, 2010
2011KKRKings XIKKR8 wicketsKolkataApr 30, 2011
2012KKRKings XIKings XI2 runsKolkataApr 15, 2012
2012Kings XIKKRKKR8 wicketsMohaliApr 18, 2012
2013Kings XIKKRKings XI4 runsMohaliApr 16, 2013
2013KKRKings XIKKR6 wicketsKolkataApr 26, 2013
2014KKRKings XIKings XI23 runsAbu DhabiApr 26, 2014
2014Kings XIKKRKKR9 wicketsCuttackMay 11, 2014
2014KKRKings XIKKR28 runsKolkataMay 27, 2014
2014Kings XIKKRKKR3 wicketsBengaluruJun 1, 2014
2015Kings XIKKRKKR4 wicketsPuneApr 18, 2015
2015KKRKings XIKKR1 wicketKolkataMay 9, 2015
2016Kings XIKKRKKR6 wicketsMohaliApr 19, 2016
2016KKRKings XIKKR7 runsKolkataMay 4, 2016
2017KKRKings XIKKR8 wicketsKolkataApr 13, 2017
2017Kings XIKKRKings XI14 runsMohaliMay 9, 2017
2018KKRKings XIKings XI9 wicketsKolkataApr 21, 2018
2018Kings XIKKRKKR31 runsIndoreMay 12, 2018
2019KKRKings XIKKR28 runsKolkataMar 27, 2019
2019Kings XIKKRKKR7 wicketsMohaliMay 3, 2019
2020Kings XIKKRKKR2 runsAbu DhabiOct 10, 2020
2020KKRKings XIKings XI8 wicketsSharjahOct 26, 2020

KKR vs KXIP 2020

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10 Oct 2020, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Indian Premier League 2020
Kings XI punjab
Kings XI Punjab
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Kolkata Knight Riders
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26 Oct 2020, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Indian Premier League 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders
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9-149
Kings XI punjab
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KKR vs KXIP 2019

In the 6th match of the season, Kolkata Knight Riders made a sufficient score of 214 runs and got KXIP all-out for 194 runs. Happened early in the tournament, that match played a role in disturbing KXIP’s rhythm. The next encounter was the 52nd match of the season. In this faceoff, Kings Eleven managed to pull 183 runs on the chart. Kolkata was in a good streak during this match and they found no difficulty to reach that target within just 18 overs. They won this match by 7 wickets.

Robin Uthappa came to the party in the 2019 game between KKR and KXIP at the Eden Gardens. He scored a measured 67 off 50 deliveries. This was bolstered by two great innings down the order. Nitish Rana scored 63 in just 34 balls. The icing on the cake came from Andre Russell, however. He blasted 48 runs in just 17 balls, helping KKR reach 218 in their 20 overs. It did look a lost cause, but KXIP did put up a semblance of a fight. Miller and Mayank Agarwal scored fluent half-centuries and Mandeep Singh also chipped in with some runs. The target proved to be just beyond KXIP, however. They lost the match by 28 runs.

KKR vs KXIP 2018

In world cricket today, one of the least understood rules is the Duckworth Lewis method for rain-marred games. It is also one of the most hated. The reason is it often throws up crazy results that are completely against the run of play. We all remember what South Africa went through in their semifinal against England in the semi-final of World Cup 1992. The Duckworth Lewis Method was introduced after that. The Eden Gardens game between KKR and KXIP was unlucky enough to have a DLS ending. KKR notched up as many as 191 runs in their first innings. They were powered by a scintillating 71 off 41 by Chris Lynn. Captain Karthik also scored a fine 43. K.L. Rahul led the charge with a 60, accompanied by a blistering 62 by Gayle in just 38 balls. When the rain delay ended, KXIP was left to score just 29 in 28 balls, which is a cakewalk by T20 standards. They did it without too much fuss.

During the 2018 season, the two teams, KXIP and KKR, had two clashes against each other. KKR won the first match with a close margin of 31 runs. The second was a far more disappointing match for KXIP as once the Duckworth Lewis was applied after rain. The result of the match had to be that Kolkata won the match with 9 wickets and left Punjab in awe.

KKR vs KXIP 2017

KXIP batted first, and they didn’t too badly with their first use of the wicket. There was not a single score above 30 in their innings, though. But there were a string of scores in the high 20s, allowing KXIP to notch up a total of 170 in 20 overs. Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra led from the front. Maxwell, Miller, and Saha also contributed. Umesh Yadav took 4 wickets for KKR. Later, KKR made short work of the target. They closed the game with almost 4 overs to spare. Their openers Narine and Gambir came good, with Gambhir top-scoring with 72. Uthappa and Pandey ensured there were no hiccups. They guided the innings through to victory without breaking a sweat.

During the 2018 season, the two teams, KXIP and KKR, had two clashes against each other. KKR won the first match with a close margin of 31 runs. The second was a far more disappointing match for KXIP as once the Duckworth Lewis was applied after rain. The result of the match had to be that Kolkata won the match with 9 wickets and left Punjab in awe.

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