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Kings XI Punjab are looking for a moment or two of inspiration to kickstart their IPL 2015 campaignPal Pillai/IPL/Sportzpics

Kings XI Punjab and the Kolkata Knight Riders meet for the first time since that cannot-forget-it final from last season, with George Bailey's team looking for a measure of revenge on Saturday in Pune.

KKR topped a target of 200 in some style in that final last year, and while a win against the Knight Riders will not close those wounds, KXIP will at least get a little bit of that "OK we've made up a little for that loss" feeling going with a win.

Kings XI have not been exactly impressive in this IPL 2015 so far, with two losses in three matches, while their only win came against the winless Mumbai Indians.

The IPL 2014 finalists were the overwhelming favourites in their last match against the beleaguered Delhi Daredevils, but that seriously scary batting order failed to hit those heights from last season again, and that allowed DD to snap an 11-game losing streak.

"We are not too worried about it," said Kings XI Punjab batsman Shaun Marsh when asked about his team's start to IPL 2015. "I think we are not too far away from playing the perfect game of cricket.

"We had a really good [few] training sessions. The guys are really chancing it out there and hopefully they play some really good game of cricket."

For Kings XI to turn into that electric side which entertained one and all last season, they need Glenn Maxwell and David Miller to click. Maxwell has threatened to unleash a world of pain on the bowlers a couple of times, but too often the Australian has gotten out to a false stroke.

Of course, that is the way the marauder plays his cricket, and nobody will want to change that, but giving himself 5-7 deliveries before going for the big sixes might not be a bad idea if he is to light up IPL 2015 much like he did last year.

Kings XI Punjab might also consider giving Manan Vohra a go for the first time this season. It is unfortunate that the youngster, so potent in the T20 game, has had to watch from the sidelines, with the management preferring the solidity of Murali Vijay alongside Virender Sehwag.

Kings XI won all those matches last season playing fearless cricket, and maybe bringing in Vohra at the top will just open the doors to play just that brand of cricket.

For KKR, who have won one and lost the other, this game will be about shaking off a bit of rust. The last time they played in the IPL was last Saturday, when they fell to a Chris Gayle stormer at the Eden Gardens.

The Knight Riders are undoubtedly at their best at home, and how they cope with their first challenge away from home this season will be interesting to see. Robin Uthappa has not quite found his touch as yet, and with Shakib Al Hasan off on international duty for Bangladesh, Gautam Gambhir will have to find the right replacement as well, with Ryan Ten Doeschate looking the most likely inclusion.

Where to Watch Live

KXIP vs KKR is scheduled for an 8 pm IST (3.30 pm BST, 10.30 am ET) start. Live coverage in India is on Sony Six, Sony Kix, Sony Aath and Sony Max, while the match cane also be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports online.

Catch the IPL 2015 action in the US on ESPN and ESPN Cricket, while the match can be watched live in Canada on Sportsnet, with the live stream option on Watch Sportsnet.

Viewers in the UK and Europe can watch the match live on Sky Sports 2, while Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders can also be live streamed on Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

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