KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of Vivo IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. They will play against each other for the second time in this season of the Vivo IPL 2021.
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Details:
The 45th match of the Vivo IPL 2021 will see Kolkata Knight Riders facing off against Punjab Kings on 1st October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Preview:
The 45th match of this season will witness the battle between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders will be squaring off against KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings for the second time on 1st October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won 5 of their 11 matches so far, and are currently standing fourth on the table. On the other hand, Punjab Kings have managed to win 4 of their 11 matches so far, and are currently placed at the sixth spot on the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders last played against Delhi Capitals in Sharjah, where Delhi Capitals beat them by 3 wickets. While batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders managed to put 127 runs on the board, which was chased down the target in the 19th over itself.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings last played against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi, where Mumbai Indians beat them by 6 wickets. While batting first, Punjab Kings posted 135 runs on the board, which was chased down by the Mumbai Indians in the second last over itself.
The two teams have played 28 matches against each other in the history of IPL so far where Kolkata Knight Riders won 19 matches while Punjab Kings managed to win 9 games. Kolkata Knight Riders will look to continue their dominance against Punjab Kings while Punjab Kings will look to improve their stats against them. The last time they played against each other in this season, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets.
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 33°C on the matchday with 67 % humidity and 14 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Pitch Report:
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a batting-friendly surface and is believed to help the batters once again here. Pacers might get some assistance towards the latter half of the match while spinners may come in handy in the middle overs once again.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 161.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 60 on this ground.
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Injury Update and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Probable XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Pawan Negi. Shakib Al Hassan, Ben Cutting
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (C & wk), Mayank Agarwal/Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Bench: Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Prabhsimran Singh
Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Shubman Gill is a right-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders who opens the innings for them. He has smashed 232 runs in this season so far. He will be eyeing to capitalize on the start here.
Venkatesh Iyer is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pacer from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has scored 122 runs and grabbed 2 wickets in this season so far. He has been an excellent find for the KKR and their fortune seems to have turned since his arrival in the playing XI.
Rahul Tripathi is a right-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders who bats one-down for them. He has smashed 315 runs in this season so far. He has looked in great touch in the recent games and can play a big part here as well.
Nitish Rana is a left-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders who bats two-down for them. He has smacked 287 runs in this season so far. He can also bowl a few crucial overs upfront.
Lokesh Rahul is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Punjab Kings who also leads the team. He has hammered 422 runs in this season so far and will hope to continue his run of form.
Mayank Agarwal is a right-handed batsman from Punjab Kings who also opens the innings for them. He has stacked 332 runs in this season so far and will be hoping to provide his team with another healthy start if he becomes a part of the playing XI.
Aiden Markram is a right-handed batsman from Punjab Kings who bats two-down for them. He has stacked 95 runs in this season so far and can turn out to be effective once again here.
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Lokesh Rahul, Andre Russell
Vice-Captain – Sunil Narine, Mohammad Shami
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Lokesh Rahul (C)
Batsmen – Aiden Markram, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi
All-rounders – Sunil Narine (VC), Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Lokesh Rahul
Batsmen – Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi
All-rounders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (C), Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers – Mohammad Shami (VC), Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Varun Chakravarthy
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Expert Advice:
Lokesh Rahul will be a good captaincy choice for the mini grand leagues as well as small leagues. Mayank Agarwal and Ravi Bishnoi are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy combination for this game is 1-3-3-4.
KKR vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 45 Probable Winners:
Considering the head-to-head stats and the current form of both these teams, Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.