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Kolkata-Punjab match today, whichever beat will be out of the playoffs

Vaishali Singh
Friday, May 3, 2019, 03:31 PM

The 52nd match of the 12th season of the Indian Premier League will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali from 8pm on Friday night. Kolkata and Punjab have played  12-12 matches and they both are having 10-10 points in the score card. However, on the basis of Net Runrate, Kolkata is at number 6 and Punjab is at number 7.
The team who loses in this match will lose the chance of reaching the playoffs. In such a way, Kolkata and Punjab will try to continue their campaign in the tournament by winning the match. Punjab lost to Hyderabad by 45 runs in their previous match and on the other hand Kolkata beat Mumbai by 34 runs in their last match
Punjab's record is better this season in it's home ground. Punjab has played 5 matches this season in Mohali this year, in which the team has managed to win 4. It will also benefit the domestic conditions in this match.
Talking about the total matches between Kolkata and Punjab in Mohali, the success rate of both of them is equal. So far 6 matches have been played between the two on this field. Both of these teams were successful in winning 3-3 matches. 
The overall figures of the results of the IPL between the two teams are in favor of Kolkata. There have been 24 matches between the two so far. Of these, Kolkata team has managed to win 16 matches. Punjab has just won eight matches. This season, Kolkata won the first match between the two teams.
If Kolkata wants to rotate today's game in Mohali then Andre Russell will have to play a good innings again. Russell is the top scorer of the team with 486 runs in 12 matches so far. Apart from them, Nitish Rana, captain Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn also have to fulfill their responsibility.

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