Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) in a crucial game in match 45 of IPL 2021. KKR are on 10 points while Punjab is on 8 heading into this game. A win here for KKR would take them to 12 points and keep them in the top four. Meanwhile, if Punjab Kings win the game, they will come back in the reckoning for the fourth spot in the playoff race.
Both teams are coming into the game with opposite results in their previous game. While KKR prevailed against Delhi Capitals, Kings lost to Mumbai Indians. There are also injury concerns for both teams.
There is no official confirmation on the return of both Andre Russell and Mayank Agarwal for their respective teams. While Russel picked up a hamstring injury against CSK, Mayank also survived an ankle injury.
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KKR and Punjab Kings have previously played 28 games against each other with Kolkatawinning 19 games and Punjab nine.
IPL 2021: Match Details
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS), Match 45, IPL 2021
Date & Time: September 30, 2021, at 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR have won two out of the three games that they have played so far at Abu Dhabi. They have chased on both occasions which again proves the point that the pitch gets slow as the game progresses and thus the captain winning the toss should look to bat first and defend later on.
Predicted Playing XI
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
Punjab Kings- KL Rahul (c & wk), Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
PL 2021 – KKR vs PBKS- Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestion #1– KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine (VC), Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh, Varun Chakravarty, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Suggestion #2 -Chris Gayle (C), KL Rahul, Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran, Nitish Rana, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Varun Chhhakravarty, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Venkatesh Iyer
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