On the Saturday of the super weekend of the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the first match will be played between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indore. While KXIP is eyeing to cement their spot in IPL 2018 playoffs, KKR needs to win all of their remaining games in order to be in contention for the qualification. There is no doubt about the fact that both the teams do have proven match-winners in their respective squads who can single-handedly take the game away from any opposition. Let us have a look at the Players to watch out for fantasy sites for KXIP vs KKR.
1) Sunil Narine
The mystery bowler has now turned into a utility all-rounder. Sunil Narine is causing nightmares to the opposite teams simply because he is bowling as good as always and is scoring very important runs at the top as well. His unorthodox hitting at the top has disturbed few teams. Narine in this season has 202 runs in the nine that he has played. He has smashed 20 fours and 14 sixes at the top with a strike rate of 168. In bowling, he has been exceptionally economical and wicket-taking at the same time. 13 wickets with an economy of 7.59 is a brilliant return.
2) Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana was a sensation last season was with Mumbai Indians. he batted in the middle order and played many important innings for the team in blue. This time, he was bought by KKR with the intention of the young occupying the bulk of middle order. The revelation this season was not his batting this season, he has done well and that was expected. It was his spin bowling skills that took everyone by surprise.
3) KL Rahul
KL Rahul, the Bangalore wicketkeeper-batsman has been in an excellent form and has been the main reason for Kings XI Punjab’s success so far. Opening the innings, he has been a major factor alongside Gayle and has the fastest fifty in the IPL which he smacked in the first match. KL has so far scored 471 runs in the 10 matches that he has played. He is currently averaging 59 and boasts a strike rate of 156.47. He has four fifties in the tournament and will be hard to stop.
4) Andrew Tye
In the last game against KXIP, Andrew Tye finished the game with bowling figures of 4-0-34-4. With 16 wickets in the tournament, he has now also got hold of the Purple Cap. In an interview post the innings, a teary-Tye revealed that he had lost his grandmother in the morning and that he would want to dedicate this performance to her.