Fans can watch the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match live online as the teams play for a berth it the IPL finals.
The teams face off Tuesday at 8 pm IST in the first of four playoff matches.
KXIP comes into the match after their best season ever in the Pepsi IPL, registering 11 wins and ending the year atop the eight-team standings. Though they steamrolled their way through much of the league, KXIP will now face off against one of only two teams to defeat them this year, KKR.
The Kolkata Knight Riders have taken a much different path to the playoffs. At the halfway point of their league fixtures the team had just two wins, but went on a seven game winning streak in the second half to secure a playoff spot. They destroyed Sunrises Hyberabad in the final match, knocking the Chennai Super Kings out of second place in the points table.
Fans who watch the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match live online will see a KXIP squad blistering with firepower. The team scored more runs than any other in the league, doing so at a rate of 9.04.
“For most part of the season, KXIP’s approach has been to go on an all-out attack,” the official IPL preview notes. “In recent times, Manan Vohra and Virender Sehwag have gone after the bowlers from the word go, while Glenn Maxwell has inflicted scars on bowlers like no other batsman – this despite low scores in his last three outings. David Miller is the other important batsman in the KXIP scheme of things, for he has the game to play second-fiddle when someone is going hammer and tongs at the other end, or turn on the heat when required.
KKR meanwhile is looking to Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa to provide the batting power.
Fans who watch the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match live online will see one — and possibly both — of the teams heading off to the final. The winner gets an automatic bid, while the loser will travel to Mumbai to take on the winner of the Eliminator match between the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
The 2014 Pepsi IPL final takes place June 1 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Fans who want to watch the Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab match live online can click here to watch via ITV Player Online. There are also live streaming scores and stats of the KKR vs. KXIP match available through the IPL official site.