Kolkata: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would be wary of a transformed and formidable Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League face-off at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. The Purple Brigade, champions in 2012 and 2014, may boast of a 13-6 win-loss record against the perennial bridesmaid but the scenario looks different, especially in the context of an injured Chris Lynn, the leading run-getter of the season.
The Aussie had become IPL's latest batting sensation after his 41-ball 93 not out in a record 184-run opening stand with Gautam Gambhir (76 from 48) handed Gujarat Lions a 10- wicket rout in the opening match. But Lynn aggravated an old injury in his left shoulder against Mumbai Indians where KKR suffered a four-wicket loss.
Lynn had undergone surgery on the same shoulder in 2014 and the injury returned to haunt him, throwing his IPL campaign in disarray even as an official word was still awaited.
While Lynn looks doubtful starter against KXIP, KKR, however, will be boasted by the return of star India pacer Umesh Yadav who has joined the team on Tuesday.
Here's all you need to know about catching Thursday's action live:
When will the KKR vs KXIP IPL 2017 match be played?
Kolkata Knight Riders will host Kings XI Punjab on 13 April.
How do I watch the KKR vs KXIP clash live?
The matches will be broadcast live on television by Sony Network.
What time will live coverage of the match start?
The live broadcast of the day matches will start at 8 PM IST.
Where can you follow the matches online?
The match will be streamed online on Hotstar.
You can also check out the live blogs on www.firstpost.com, for all the latest action during matches apart from live scores, updates and analysis.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017 15:01:20 IST