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Kings Eleven Punjab will take on Kolkata Knight Riders for the 44th Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for KXIP Vs KKR 44th match of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.


Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore

Venue Stats – IPL

Total matches 7
Matches won bowling first 7
Average 1st Inns scores 158
Average 2nd Inns scores 160
Highest total recorded 199/2 (15.3 Ov) by MI vs KXIP
Lowest total recorded 97/10 (18.3 Ov) by RR vs KTK
Highest score chased 199/2 (15.3 Ov) by MI vs KXIP

Team News:

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Punjab is expected to bring Yuvraj singh back in team replacing Akshdeep Nath.
  • One out of Mohit Sharma / Ankit Rajpoot is expected to play.
  • James Hopes confirmed that there will be a couple of changes in the team in the post-match press conference.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Shubman gill is expected to be fit for this match, which lessons the chances of Rinku Singh this match.
  • Prasidh Krishna & Tom Curran are the uncertain starters of the fixture.


Kings XI Punjab:

Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Johnson, Ishank Jaggi, Prasidh Krishna, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles.


Kings XI Punjab: 1) Chris Gayle, 2) KL Rahul, 3) Karun Nair, 4) Yuvraj Singh / Akshdeep Nath, 5) Manoj Tiwary, 6) Marcus Stoinis, 7) Axar Patel, 8) Ravichandran Ashwin (c), 9) Andrew Tye, 10) Mohit Sharma, 11) Mujeeb Rehman

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1) Chris Lynn, 2) Sunil Narine, 3) Robin Uthappa, 4) Shubman Gill, 5) Nitish Rana, 6) Dinesh Karthik (c / wk), 7) Andre Russell, 8) Mitchell Johnson, 9) Piyush Chawla, 10) Kuldeep Yadav, 11) Prasidh Krishna

Fantasy pick :

Does your fantasy site allow you to make changes to your team after the toss? If so, read carefully.

This season, Dinesh Karthik has been exceptional in chases, scoring 204 runs at an average of 102.00 and a strike rate of 160.63. He has been less good while batting first, scoring 117 at 29.25 and 130.00. The reverse is true for Russell. He has scored 140 runs at an average of 49.33 and a strike rate of 246.67 while batting first, and 70 at 14.00 and 125.00 while chasing.

If you’re torn about including either of them in your team, wait until the toss before deciding.


Kings XI Punjab :

  • KL Rahul is the second-leading run getter in the tournament with 471 runs to his name & his opening partner, Gayle has 311 runs in 7 knocks.
  • Andrew Tye is tied with Hardik Pandya in the most wickets in the IPL 2018 list.

Kolkata Knight Riders :

  • Dinesh Karthik has been the most consistent KKR batsmen, scoring 321 runs in eleven outings.
  • Narine & Chawla are the two KKR bowlers with more than 10 wickets in the tournament.


All 7 IPL matches played in Indore have been won by the team chasing. So far this season, teams have chased down 175 & 153, winning both matches quite convincingly.

KKR’s results this season:

  • At Home: Won, Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Lost
  • Away: Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Lost

Kings XI Punjab have the highest average opening partnership this season – 50.70. Their opponents KKR have the lowest average opening partnership this season – 17.00.

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Note – suggests the prediction based on various sources you can use this as a idea and decide the probable XI for your fantasy league.