| On Oct 1, 2021 3:30 PM IST

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KKR vs PBKS IPL Prediction: In the 45th match of the exciting Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be crossing swords with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on 1 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 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. Therefore, it will be really important for both these teams to play their best cricket in this crucial game.

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Fixture Name: IPL Match 45, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings

Competition: VIVO IPL 2021

Date: 1 October

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Team Form Guide:
KKR (recent last): W L W W L
PBKS (recent last): L W L L W

Pitch Report

This wicket and conditions at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium will surely have enough help both for the batsmen and bowlers throughout the match. It is expected to offer a competitive surface with an exciting contest between the bat and ball. The dew factor will also come into play during the second innings. The par score will remain around 150-160.

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KKR Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Andre Russell picked up an injury in the last game.

Expected Team Changes 

  • Andre Russell is expected to return in place of Tim Southee.
  • Eoin Morgan will captain the side.
  • Dinesh Karthik will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi will be their key batsmen.
  • Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine will be their important bowlers.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

Venkatesh Iyer
Shubman Gill
Nitish Rana
Rahul Tripathi
Eoin Morgan
Andre Russell
Dinesh Karthik
Sunil Narine
Lockie Ferguson
Varun Chakravarthy
Prasidh Krishna/Sandeep Warrier

Related: IPL 2021 Playoffs and Qualification Scenarios

PBKS Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Chris Gayle has pulled out from the remainder of IPL 2021.

Expected Team Changes 

  • Fabian Allen and Mayank Agarwal is likely to replace Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh.
  • KL Rahul will captain the side and also don the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran will be their crucial batsmen.
  • Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi will be their main bowlers.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)

KL Rahul
Mayank Agarwal
Aiden Markram
Nicholas Pooran
Deepak Hooda
Fabian Allen
Harpreet Brar
Mohammed Shami
Nathan Ellis
Ravi Bishnoi
Arshdeep Singh

Related: Chris Gayle Pulls Out of IPL 2021 Phase 2?

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

KL Rahul: Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul scored a fine knock of 49 runs off 33 balls in a spectacular 120-run opening partnership with Mayank Agarwal against Rajasthan. He will be looking to play a captain’s knock in this match. KL Rahul Stats in IPL 2021 – 422 runs in 10 matches at an average of 52.75.

Rahul Tripathi: Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rahul Tripathi delivered immensely well with the bat in the last two matches including a brilliant fifty against Mumbai Indians. Rahul Tripathi Stats in IPL 2021 – 315 runs in 11 innings at a strike-rate of 143.66.

Differential Pick:

Venkatesh Iyer: For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Venkatesh Iyer has been really effective both with the bat and ball in IPL 2021 Phase 2. Venkatesh Iyer Stats in IPL 2021 – 126 runs and 2 wickets in 4 games.

Related: Ravi Ashwin Shuts Down Eoin Morgan, Southee for derogatory remarks

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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

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