Kolkata, May 9: Last year's finalists Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are already out of the playoffs race and now can only play a part in spoiling other teams' chances in the Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8).
Today, KXIP will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens. Though KKR are formidable at home and are unbeaten in previous two matches, KXIP will be aiming to upset the Gautam Gambhir-led side.
For KKR, a win here will confirm their place in the playoffs. At the moment they are in number three spot in the standings.
Here is your guide to today's Match 44 in IPL 2015
Who are playing? (Match Preview)
- Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab
Where, when and time?
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- May 9 (Saturday)
- 4 PM IST
- Also playing today at 8 PM - DD Vs SRH in Raipur (Daily Guide)
Where to watch on TV in India?
- Sony MAX (Hindi commentary)
- Sony SIX (English)
- Sony AATH (Bengali)
- Sony KIX (Tamil, Telugu)
- List of broadcasters for other countries is here
- KKR - Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav
- KXIP - George Bailey, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Sandeep Sharma
- KKR - 10
- KXIP - 6
Current positions in Points Table
- KKR - No. 3 (6 wins, 4 losses, 1 No Result)
- KXIP - No. 8 (2 wins, 8 losses)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper), Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Pat Cummins, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Veer Pratap Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Brad Hogg, Sumit Narwal, Sheldon Jackson, Aditya Garhwal, KC Cariappa, Vaibhav Rawal, Azhar Mahmood, Johan Botha.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (captain), Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Karanveer Singh, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shaun Marsh, Shivam Sharma, Thisara Perera, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Yogesh Golwalkar.