Kings XI Punjab have been the best team in IPL 2014 by some distance; entertaining fans with their swashbuckling batting powers, while enjoying a winning record which shows little signs of stopping.
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Match 34 is scheduled for a 4 pm IST (11.30 am BST, 6.30 am ET) start with live coverage on Sony Six (English) and Sony Max (Hindi) in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online HERE or HERE. Watch the match in the rest of the world HERE, HERE or through the GoCricket apps. Viewers in the US can catch the game on Willow TV or with the live streaming option HERE, while Canada viewers can do the same HERE.
Viewers in the Middle East can watch the action on OSN with the live streaming option available HERE, while New Zealand viewers can do the same via Sky NZ or HERE or via the above rest of the world options. Viewers in the UK can catch the match on ITV, while Pakistan viewers can do the same on Geo Super, with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh audience able to watch the game on TV on Masaranga TV and Carlton Sports Network respectively.
Come Sunday evening, the Kolkata Knight riders will try to be only the second team to inflict a defeat on KXIP when the two sides clash in Cuttack.
KKR will have to play out of their skins, and then some, if they are to get a victory out of Cuttack, with Kings XI, right now, playing as well as any IPL team have done in seven seasons so far.
It is near impossible not to admire their batting at the moment, with Virender Sehwag giving them a decent start at the top, before Glenn Maxwell and David Miller go berserk.
This season, Kings XI have been lucky to get a massive innings from either Maxwell or Miller, or the one that all teams dread, both.
While Maxwell has been grabbing much of the headlines, and rightly so, Miller has been just as good, and was a major factor behind the Punjab franchise's victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the fortress Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.
With the cool head of George Bailey also there at the lower middle order, it is really difficult to find any fault with their batting.
However, it has not just been the batting that has propelled KXIP to the top of the IPL table, with seven wins in eight matches; the bowling has been pretty good as well, with Sandeep Sharma impressing everyone with his brilliant swing bowling.
The comfort of knowing they have a strong bowling attack capable of defending a below-par score as well, plays a big part in allowing the likes of Maxwell and Miller to go six-crazy right from the off.
On Sunday, they will be up against one of the best bowling sides in IPL 2014, with the likes of Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan, wily slow bowlers, capable of stopping any bowling lineup on their day.
Gautam Gambhir will need all of his bowling resources to stop the KXIP batting juggernaut, while KKR will also need to be at their best with the bat. Nothing short of a complete all-round performance will do for the Knight Riders, who have dropped out of the top four after the Sunrisers Hyderabad's win over the Delhi Daredevils on Saturday.
Having managed just three wins in eight games, KKR will be keen to improve their record, and a big win against the form side in IPL 2014 might just be the tonic needed to go on a big winning run