KKR vs PBKS Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 45th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 1 October. While talking about the standings of these two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at the fourth position while Punjab Kings occupies the sixth spot on the points table.
Both these teams are coming into this game after facing contrasting results in their previous outings. The Kolkata Knight Riders once again kept their hopes very much alive in this tournament with a brilliant win over Delhi Capitals and are currently placed fourth on the table. On the other hand, the Punjab Kings suffered a convincing loss against Mumbai Indians in their last match.
In the 28 matches between these two teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders have dominated this head-to-head rivalry with a total of 19 wins while the Punjab Kings have managed to win 9 games. Earlier this IPL 2021 season, Kolkata Knight Riders once again got the better of their opponents beating Punjab Kings by 5 wickets.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 45, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 1 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR (recent last): W L W W L
PBKS (recent last): L W L L W
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous afternoon games at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, there was some extra assistance for the pacers and spinners. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batsmen but things are expected to improve for the batters to a great extent in this game. However, bowling first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Punjab Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be really important from the fantasy cricket point of view to pick a mixed combination of the players from either of the sides in your dream teams. Things will be favourable for the bowlers in this venue since it is an afternoon match and thus include as many pacers and spinners to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy will be the must picks in this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Aiden Markram
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer
BOWLERS: Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
The Punjab Kings will start as the favourites in this exciting contest against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Punjab Kings are likely to emerge as the winners in this match. It is a must win game for the KL Rahul-led team as a loss will end their hopes of reaching the playoffs. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders are surely a strong unit in this IPL 2021 Phase 2 and they have the ability to make it to the playoffs.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, things surely went the other way round against the Chennai side in that loss, but they came back really well against a quality Delhi team. It was a complete and brilliant performance in the last two wins over Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians especially by Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishna in the bowling department. They also have some in-form batsmen like Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the mainstays in the batting department.
In the IPL 2021 Phase 2 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy has been stunning performer with the ball. He picked up three vital wickets in the game against Bangalore and also knocked down the prized scalp of MS Dhoni in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. The most significant part of his bowling in the ongoing edition of the tournament has been his economy and delivering well in the pressure situations
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul Tripathi is coming into this game after delivering two brilliant performances with the bat at the top of the order against two quality teams namely Chennai and Mumbai. Tripathi smashed an amazing unbeaten innings of 74 runs off 42 balls that included 8 fours and 3 sixes against Mumbai Indians. The right-handed KKR batsman has had an excellent performance against CSK scoring 45 runs off 33 balls.
KKR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
The Punjab Kings will want to do well collectively both with the bat and ball in order to qualify for the playoffs. In this batting line-up, skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal’s opening partnership will be really crucial for the Punjab Kings alongside players like Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi will be their key bowlers.
Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul is coming into this second phase of IPL 2021 season after a spectacular performance in the recent Test series against England. Rahul also finished as the leading run-scorer when the IPL was last played in the UAE conditions. The right-handed opener was in a great form during the first half of the tournament scoring a total of 331 runs in just 7 innings at an average of 66.20.
For the Punjab Kings, seam bowler Arshdeep Singh has performed amazingly well in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League especially in the crunch situations. In the game against Rajasthan Royals, Arshdeep picked up a superb five-wicket haul and also gave away just 32 runs in his quota of four overs. He has always been amongst the wickets for Punjab Kings in this ongoing tournament and has a bagful of variations in his kitty.
PBKS Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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