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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016 - Betting Tips

  • Mentally and physically, RPS has been down and out throughout the tournament
  • The Supergiants lack answers for Kolkata's in form batting and world class bowling
  • Eden Gardens pitch supports all-round cricket which gives KKR a huge advantage

Our Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders, 1.62Bet on Kolkata Knight Riders for Real Money

Match Information

Tournament:
IPL 2016
Format:
T20
Home Team:
Kolkata Knight Riders</a
Away Team:
Rising Pune Supergiants</a
Date:
May 14, 2016 15:30
Time:
N/A
Venue:
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Weather:
Clear Sky, 28.73&#8451 (71%)

About the Match

The Knight Riders will host the Supergiants on May 14, which could be the last gasp for limping Dhoni XI. The fixture, however, is full of expectations since the last phase of IPL usually brings out the best in everyone.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Despite a few stumbles, Gautam Gambhir has led his team to the fourth spot, with a game behind league leaders. They have managed to win six out  of their ten fixtures so far. Subsequently, the Knight Riders, now, could claim the third spot if they manage to put out Pune Supergiants. Subsequently, this fixture is an important one for KKR since they play the Royal Challengers after this, and, provided how Kohli’s team has performed in the tournament, Gautam Gambhir and co have a good chance to pull off back to back wins while making a strong case to qualify for the playoffs. Despite the fact that Kolkata succumbed to conditions against Gujarat Lions in front of the home crowd, the skill and talent of Gambhir XI are no secret. Andre Russel, Gautam Gambhir, Shakib, and Yusuf Pathan have demonstrated that they can topple any opposition at any point of the game.

Rising Pune Supergiants

The Supergiants enter this match after a heartbreaking defeat against the mighty Sunrisers. Pune came out losers against the Sunrisers by a mere four runs. While chasing a small total, 138, the Supergiants’ innings never really took a meaningful turn. Wickets at constant intervals held Dhoni XI back from taking off, and even MS’s finishing flairs did not come in handy. Hence, the target score went a bit out of hand. Consequently, Dhoni has receded expectations this season at large. His team is already out of the race for playoffs and is playing to salvage some pride before round robin comes to a halt. If there is a way to for Pune Supergiants to lift themselves up from this coup, it has to be in following orders from their main man - MS Dhoni. Although nothing has gone Pune’s way in its first IPL season, including the fact that they have only been able to win three of 11 the fixtures they have played, Dhoni will certainly be thinking that he did not have a good enough inventory of players to challenge for the title. The team has not responded to Dhoni’s command well enough. The wayward bowling, ordinary fielding efforts, and amateur batting level of Pune have cost them.

Verdict

Can Pune pull off an upset? Well, it is IPL, and nothing is sure. However, at this point, Kolkata Knight Riders are in a good position to seal another win to strengthen their chances to go a step ahead in the playoffs race

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