Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date: Saturday, April 26
Start time: 3:30 p.m. BST/6:30 p.m. local time
Live on: Sony Six, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 1 (India), ITV4 (United Kingdom), SuperSport (South Africa), OSN (UAE), SkyTV (New Zealand), Network Ten (Australia), Channel 9 (Bangladesh), Sportsnet and Omni (Canada), Sports Max (West Indies), Geo Super (Pakistan), Starhub (Singapore).
Weather: According to Weather.com, Abu Dhabi promises to be sunny and warm, with temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius.
Their bowlers then just about managed to restrict Bangalore to 148-5 in reply, with Vinay Kumar leading the way with 2-26 from his four overs that included the final one.
Punjab batted first and mounted a staggering 193-6, with Glenn Maxwell once again dominating with a superb 95 from 43 deliveries.
In reply, Hyderabad were unable to provide much of a response and folded for 121, with Lakshmipathy Balaji taking 4-13 from four overs.
With both teams in winning form, this game is sure to be an exciting one.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Manvinder Bisla, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Das, Jacques Kallis, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Sayan Mondal, Morne Morkel, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Veer Pratap Singh, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Robin Uthappa, Vinay Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav.
Kings XI Punjab (from): George Bailey (capt), Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag, Rishi Dhawan, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Beuran Hendricks, Thisara Perera, Gurkeerat Singh, Murali Kartik, Sandeep Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Akshar Patel, Parvinder Awana, Anureet Singh, Shardul Thakur, Karanveer Singh, Shivam Sharma, Manan Vohra, David Miller.
Showing himself to be immensely capable in the top order is Chris Lynn, who looks in impressive form already.
The young Australian will be hopeful of more success after a good start to the 2014 edition.
Seemingly on track already to win the award for the most IPL runs, Glenn Maxwell has started this year in excellent form.
He will be the wicket prized above all others by the Knight Riders.
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