As Kolkata Knight Riders ready up to take on the team in form Kings XI Punjab, KKR would be mindful of the fact that Glenn Maxwell is a key play. To nullify the Maxwell effect KKR have Kuldeep Yadav whom Maxi finds hard to tackle. The pitch will assist the spinners. KKR will be looking to field first if they win the flick of the coin. Glenn Maxwell as captain has already shown glimpses of emerging in to a winning unit this year. But KKR who played the first couple of matches away from home, would be happy to come back to Eden Gardens and to winning ways. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Utthappa will have to play a crucial role in the absence of Chris Lynn. Sunil Narine will also hold the key in the bowling department for KKR.
David Miller is another player who could give Gautam Gambhir migraines. Yusuf Pathan and Chris Woakes, the English knight is due for a big one and eyes will be on them to stand up to the plate and deliver.
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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
G Gambhir*, TA Boult, DM Bravo, PP Chawla, NM Coulter-Nile, C de Grandhomme, R Dhawan, SS Ghosh, SP Jackson, IR Jaggi, Kuldeep Yadav, CA Lynn, SP Narine, MK Pandey, YK Pathan, R Powell, AS Rajpoot, R Sanjay Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, RV Uthappa, CR Woakes, SA Yadav, UT Yadav
Kings XI Punjab Squad
VR Aaron, HM Amla, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, KC Cariappa, MJ Guptill, Gurkeerat Singh, MJ Henry, SE Marsh, GJ Maxwell, DA Miller, EJG Morgan, NS Naik, T Natarajan, AR Patel, WP Saha, P Sahu, DJG Sammy,Sandeep Sharma, I Sharma, MM Sharma, RK Singh, MP Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, R Tewatia, M Vohra