Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match 45 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Friday. Both teams will be keen to pocket the two points on offer to keep themselves floating for a top-four finish.
KKR will be brimming with confidence after beating Delhi Capitals (DC) in their last game. The players have performed in unison and will hope to keep the same work against KL Rahul’s PBKS. KKR have played an attacking brand of cricket since the start of the UAE leg of IPL 2021 which has paid dividends.
However, they will be sweating over Andre Russell‘s injury, who pulled his hamstring while fielding in the second last game. Lockie Ferguson also copped an injury in the last match but will is likely to be fit for selection.
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On the other hand, PBKS have had a mixed outing so far in the second phase of IPL 2021. The top-order has not fired at all which has hurt them badly. KL Rahul will have to lead the side from the front as they aim to pocket two crucial points to keep themselves alive in the competition.
When will the 45th match of the IPL between KKR vs PBKS take place?
The 45th match of the IPL between KKR vs PBKS will take place on 1 October 2021 (Friday).
What is the venue for the match?
The match will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
What time will the match start?
The match will begin at 7.30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 7 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast and live stream the KKR vs PBKS game?
Star Sports Network will telecast the match live. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar.