In form team Kings XI Punjab takes on blow-hot-blow-cold Kolkata Knight Riders in the match number 15 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. For the first time in the history of IPL, Kings XI Punjab has won their first three matches. On the other hand, stands Kolkata Knight Riders led by Gautam Gambhir that have won two matches off their three against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In quite an even-steven competition between the two sides, Kolkata Knight Riders are leading 6-5 head-to-head against Kings Xi Punjab. But the rejuvenated KXIP side led by George Bailey will look forward to settling all the scores in the match played in Abu Dhabi. [Also Read: IPL 2014, CSK vs MI: A glance at their previous IPL duels]
Both Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders have the backing of celebrities in form of actress Priety Zinta and Shahrukh Khan have had an exciting share of contests between them in the last six editions. We take a look at how these two teams fared on the eleven occasions.
|IPL 2008||3rd May, 2008||Kings XI Punjab won by 9 runs|
|IPL 2008||25th May, 2008||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wickets|
|IPL 2009||21st April, 2009||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 11 runs|
|IPL 2009||3rd May, 2009||Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2010||27th March, 2010||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 39 runs|
|IPL 2010||4th April, 2010||Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets|
|IPL 2011||30th April, 2011||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets|
|IPL 2012||15th April, 2012||Kings XI Punjab won by 2 runs|
|IPL 2012||18th April, 2012||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets|
|IPL 2013||16th April, 2013||Kings XI Punjab won by 4 runs|
|IPL 2013||26th April, 2013||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets|
In their last encounter between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, the latter posted a comprehensive win against the Punjabi boys.