Kolkata Knight Riders will take on inform Kings X1 Punjab in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Kolkata on the other side have a win and a loss in the competition so far but Gautam Gambhir and his troops were playing away on both occasions.
In form, batsmen, Chris Lynn of Kolkata Knight Riders might miss the game due to injury. If this comes true it is definitely going to be a big setback for KKR. He might be replaced by experienced all-rounder from Bangladesh- Shakib Ul Hasan. Also, they will heavily rely on the batting of Gautam Gambhir and Manish Pandey.
Kings XI Punjab led by Glenn Maxwell will make a move out of their new home ground, the Holkar Stadium, Indore for the first time and travel to Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
KXIP have presently grabbed the top position after winning both their matches against Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers.
Axar Patel has looked good with the ball while Sandeep Sharma and Varun Aaron have been economical in the tournament. economical Hashim Amla’s batting in the top order and captain Glenn Maxwell’s form in the middle are strong points of Kings XI Punjab.