In a complete mismatch which has slaughter written all over it, the Kings XI Punjab host the Kolkata Knight Riders in game 20 of the Indian Premier League in Mohali.
The Kings XI are the perennial underdogs, a side missing big name players and boasting largely of retired superstars who are well past their prime. Led by the once feared Australian wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist, the Punjab side boast of other mercenaries like David Hussey and Azhar Mahmood, big names in the past, but unlikely to terrify opposition anymore. Indian seamer Praveen Kumar and legspinner Piyush Chawla bolster their bowling, but the side struggle in the batting department.
Up against them are the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, boasting arguably the world’s greatest allrounder in Jacques Kallis and the most deadly spinner in this format Sunil Narine. Kolkata have had a poor start to their title defence and will be looking to make a statement against a Punjab side that appear there for the taking. Led by former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who himself has a point to prove, expect the Knight Riders to rout Punjab and register a comfortable win.
Kolkata Knight Riders win @ 1.53 with bet365