IPL KKR vs PBKS Live: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is leaving no stone unturned and is giving fans everything to cheer about. With the playoffs stage nearing, only one team so far has qualified and it’s none other than MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. There’s still no clarification about the rest of the three teams and the 45th encounter of the cash-rich league between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium will add more flavour to the points table, which is getting interesting day by day. Both two teams would be eager to grab 2 points and make their position for the playoffs strong. While the Eoin Morgan-led side has a fair chance of qualifying for the playoffs, the KL Rahul-led side despite suffering a loss against Mumbai Indians are still in the contention but have very little chance to qualify and a loss today would mean they are most likely to get eliminated from this year’s tournament. So far in the points table, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed second and Punjab Kings are sixth on the table.
Star Sports Network has the right to telecast the Indian Premier League in India. The 45th match of the marquee tournament between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in India. Fans in South Africa and Zimbabwe can see the IPL encounter between the two teams on SuperSport. Cricket lovers in the United Kingdom and New Zealand can enjoy the game on Sky, Sports, while the fans from the Caribbean can see the live-action of the IPL 2021 encounter on flow sports. Willow Tv will telecast the match between KKR and PBKS in the United States of America.
It won’t be easy for Punjab Kings to assert their authority over Kolkata Knight Riders, who have completely looked a class apart in the second leg of the tournament with their fearless approach to play the game. The Eoin Morgan-led side is favourites to win today’s encounter considering the instability of the Punjab Kings and their record against them. Talking of the head to head record between the teams, Kolkata Knight Riders has dominated the opposition and have won 19 encounters against the KL Rahul-led side, who have only 9 wins against them. The two sides will clash with each other for the second time in the IPL 2021 and the match between them will be telecasted on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. Apart from this, the online streaming of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will be broadcasted on Disney+Hotstar VIP.
Star Sports will telecast the IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings on TV. Fans can enjoy the match both in English and Hindi commentary. While Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will telecast the game in English commentary, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will broadcast the match in Hindi commentary. The Eoin Morgan-led side displayed very poor performance in the first leg of the tournament but came out all guns blazing in the second leg of the league and displayed some dominant performances. They are currently placed fourth on the points table with 5 wins to their names from 10 games while on the other hand, the KL Rahul-led side has been the unluckiest team in the tournament so far as they have lost few matches from the winning position and have managed only 4 wins this season so far.
For those who are unable to watch the IPL 2021 encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings on television, they can stream the match online. However, there won’t be any platforms that will stream the match between the defending champions and two-time winners for free. Viewers can tune in by subscribing to a nominal subscription fee of Disney+Hotstar. JIO is also providing Hotstar subscriptions on select plans. When these two clashed last time at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad it saw Kolkata Knight Riders dominating the KL Rahul-led side as asked to bat first, PBKS posted a total of just 123 runs, which the Eoin Morgan-led side chased in just 16.4 overs.
The 45th match of the IPL 2021 will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST.
Possible Playing XI for KKR
The Eoin Morgan-led side is likely to continue with the winning combination from the last game.
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy
Possible Playing XI for PBKS
With Chris Gayle not being available for the remainder of the IPL 2021, PBKS are likely to draft in Fabien Allen and if fit Mayank Agarwal is likely to come back at the top.
KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh