Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings face off in Match 45 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Friday evening in Dubai. KKR have ten points from eleven games and currently sit in 4th place in the table. Punjab Kings have eight points from eleven matches and are in 6th. This game begins at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 19:30 local time.
Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back from their close defeat to Chennai Super Kings by seeing off the other high-flying opposition in Delhi Capitals. KKR are on a real roll and are playing with plenty of belief.
Punjab Kings have been inconsistent throughout the tournament but can beat any team on their day. They will fancy their chances in this fixture and know that defeat will pretty much spell elimination for the franchise.
Date -Oct 01, 2021
Time -19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue – Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
KKR vs PBKS Match Toss Prediction
Punjab Kings elected to field first in their last game in Dubai. KKR are sometimes tempted to bat first but we are predicting Eoin Morgan to choose to field if he wins the toss.
KKR vs PBKS Match Pitch Report
There has been a wide range of scores in Dubai in this leg of the tournament but overall it has been the pace bowlers who have enjoyed the surface the most.
A small amount of cloud cover with a high of 32 degrees during this game
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Ventakash Iyer, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing 11
KL Rahul (c) (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis
KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Mayank Agarwal, Nitish Rana, Chris Gayle (vc), Rahul Tripathi
- All Rounder:Sunil Narine
- Wicket Keeper:KL Rahul
- Bowler:Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Lockie Fergyuson (c), Prasidh Krishna