KKR believe their batting line-up is starting to gel well as a team © IANS
KKR believe their batting line-up is starting to gel well as a team © IANS

Defending champions, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), take on the runners-up of the last edition, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), in match 14 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Saturday. This would be the third game for KKR while for KXIP, it’s the fourth game. Live Updates: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders

KXIP lost their previous game to Delhi Daredevils (DD) who finally managed to win their first game in IPL 2015. Once again, the KXIP openers provided the quick start but the middle-order failed to back it up. Both Glenn Maxwell and David Miller are yet to fire and it remains to be a worry for KXIP going ahead. Anureet Singh and Sandeep Sharma are bowling well at the top but their bowling after that has been very weak. Live Scorecard: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR had an impressive start winning two in two games but are coming off a close loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who had Chris Gayle anchoring the chase for them. Their spinners did not get purchase from the surface and that is an area they are not used to being tested at. They will hope their bowlers can put in a better performance and back the batting line-up which is starting to gel well as a team. IPL 2015 Schedule: Match time table with ground details