In the Match 45 of the Indian Premier League 2021, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will compete with each other. The Kolkata Knight Riders will require the contributions from Sunil Narine and Rahul Tripathi, while Mandeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi are the key performers for Punjab Kings. While, Virat Kohli captains the RCB side, and KL Rahul leads the Punjab Kings side.
Kolkata Knight Riders team will be upbeat after winning their last league fixture against Delhi Capitals. They have 5 wins in 11 matches and will be pumped to secure crucial wins. While the Punjab have to win every match due to them having only 4 wins in 11 league match. In their last fixture, they lost to the Mumbai Indians team by 6 wickets.
The Match 45 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will be a crucial fixture in the Indian Premier League 2021 season. It will determine the teams that can go into the playoffs of the tournament. The KKR team has 5 wins, while PBKS has 4 wins and need crucial wins to bag the top 4 places in the 2021 season.
Fixture Name: Match 45
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 1 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR(recent last): W L W
PBKS(recent last): L W L
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The match between KKR and PBKS is scheduled to be played at Dubai stadium. Here, the pitch has been a belter of a surface and the bowlers have not been able to find any assistance. The par score on this venue will be 175, and the batters had a good time in the last match between Rajasthan and Bangalore as well.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Royal Challengers Bangalore 165/6 won by 55 runs against Mumbai Indians 111/10 in Indian Premier League 2021.
The captain pick for your team will be Rahul Traipathi who has been quite consistent with his performances in the IPL 2021 season. While the vice captain can be KL Rahul due to his terrific track record in the IPL for past few years. Then the differential pick can be Sunil Narine who need to continue his same form in both departments of the game.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
BATSMEN: Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer
BOWLERS: Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammaed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
The Kolkata Knight Riders have also picked up fine momentum in the Phase 2 with 3 wins in 4 matches and will look to perform the same way in this match. The young guns of the team have provided them a very good support, and are the real strength as well. While the Punjab Kings will need to be consistent with their performances in both departments to secure a crucial win.
Kolkata Knight Riders have been spectacular in the second half, and are cruising towards the top with their performance. They have been bowling well and also batting has been decent, where a player from the department has been stepping up to do for the team. Iyer and Tripathi have been doing well for the team. The bowling department has seen Sunil back and performing good, whereas Varun and Lockie are doing their best, which is keeping them good.
He is a elegant player and has been looking in a good form recently, which makes him a top pick. Rahul is a clean hitter of the ball, and times the ball really well, which is very good of him. He can perform well in this game, and take the team ahead. In 11 matches of this season, Rahul Tripathi has smashed 315 runs and will play a vital role in this fixture.
He is back in form as a bowler in the IPL, and is looking so good now. Sunil is taking wickets in every game, and is being so economical, which is a very good plus for the team. He is showing his worth in every game, and is a sure-shot top pick from the bowling department of KKR. In IPL 2021, Sunil Narine has been able to taken 9 wickets and scored 31 runs.
Captain: Eoin Morgan
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Possible Top Four: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
Pace Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Andre Russell
Spin Bowlers: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakrvarthy
Overseas Players: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Lockie Ferguson
The team is expected to play with the same 11 as of the last league match due to their fine performance in the Phase 2, and their young players have been terrific with their form
KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Punjab have had a on and off season, they have won games from nowhere and lost from a winning position. In their last game, they lost to Mumbai Indians, while defending. Punjab did not put up a big score on the board, and were tumbled to keeping it at low, which they knew, they couldn’t defend against a mighty Mumbai lineup.
KL looked very good in the first game, but has been downwards since them, as same as his team. KL is a clean striker of the ball, and he does it very well, whenever he does. He has had a terrific season, but has not been upto the mark in this half, and will look to bounce back in this game. In 10 matches, KL has slammed 422 runs at an average of 52.75.
A spectacular bowler, and has been very upto the mark in the two games, he has played. Ravi is a terrific spinner, and is deserving of all the praise, he has performed good throughout the times, he has been given the chance. He is a good fielder, and can grab some points for that too. In 6 matches, Ravi Bishnoi has taken 9 wickets at a fine average of 15.55.
Captain: KL Rahul
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul
Possible Top Four: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Chris Gayle
Pace Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Spin Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar
Overseas Players: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Nathan Ellis
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
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The KKR vs PBKS match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports 1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam. The Star India has won the broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League Phase 2. to All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.