IPL 2021 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings – 45th Match Prediction
Losses for Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have set the Indian Primer League 2021 points standings in an interesting situation. While Sunrisers Hyderabad is officially out of contention, these two teams are still in the hunt, albeit by a hair’s breadth. The outcome of the following several matches will be crucial in determining the tournament’s course.
The Punjab Kings will face the Kolkata Knight Riders in the tournament’s next encounter, which will be crucial for both teams. A win here is essential for Punjab, and while the Kolkata Knight Riders can still afford to lose, they would not want to keep that option open. This is an important encounter for both of these teams, and a thrilling battle is undoubtedly in the cards.
On Friday, October 1, 2021, the Kolkata Knight Riders will face the Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2021, Match 45
Date: October 01, 2021 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Team Previews
Kolkata Knight Riders (Match Odds – 1.75)
When the first half of the competition finished, Kolkata Knight Riders appeared to be in trouble, but it appears that the extended break has really aided them. Up till now, the Kolkata Knight Riders have done a great job in the second half, winning three of their four matches, and are currently the frontrunners to qualify for the playoffs. Having said that, they’ll still need to win at least two of their last three games.
Kolkata Knight Riders are now in fourth place, with a fantastic net run rate of 0.363 to go along with their 10 points. They suffered a close setback at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in their last encounter, but then came back magnificently to overcome Delhi Capitals in a must-win game.
Kolkata Knight Riders have taken a strategy that is very similar to England’s, and it is no wonder that Eoin Morgan is heading the side. While fans and management will be pleased with Morgan’s performance in the second half, Morgan’s form should not be overlooked. He’s either getting out too cheaply or scoring at a slow rate, both of which may backfire in a pinch.
Kolkata Knight Riders have also performed admirably with the ball, particularly on pitches that have suited bowlers. Knight Riders have virtually everything going for them, and they will be seeking to improve on their few flaws. They have a strong batting lineup and a diverse bowling attack. If they can improve their batting and bowling in the death overs, they will be a side to watch.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakaravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora
Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakaravarthy
Punjab Kings (Match Odds – 2.10)
Given the way the Punjab Kings have fared in recent seasons, it is reasonable to argue that no other team has disappointed their supporters as frequently as the Punjab Kings. Punjab Kings have frequently been in a position to dictate terms, but have failed to do so at critical junctures. They appeared to be on track to make the playoffs when they initially took the field in the second part of the season, but a number of untimely outcomes have harmed their prospects. They’re still in, but they’ll have to play absolutely exceptional cricket from here on out.
The Punjab Kings are presently sixth on the points standings, with eight points and a net run rate of -0.288. Not only do they need to score some points going ahead, but they also need to increase their net run rate, which may be a differentiating factor if things become that tight.
Overall, the Punjab Kings are dealing with a slew of difficulties that must be addressed as soon as possible. Having said that, they have a lot of positives from the past two of games and will be eager to play freely. If its veterans can rediscover some form in the following game, the Kings will be difficult to beat.
Punjab Kings Squad
KL Rahul (wk/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Jalaj Saxena, Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Shahrukh Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh
Predicted XI: KL Rahul (wk/c), Mandeep Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Toss Prediction
The pitch is likely to remain the same throughout the match, and both sides are scheduled to bowl first on this track. So far in the UAE leg, chasing teams have an 8-5 win-loss record.
To Win the Toss – Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.85
To Win the Toss – Punjab Kings – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, a rather high-scoring contest awaits. To keep the hitters on their toes, the pacers should get some swing and bounce off the surface. Given the turn on offer, the spinners will come into play as the game develops. After winning the toss, both teams will want to bat first, however dew may play a part in the second half of the game. At the location, 160-170 should be the norm, with wickets in hand being crucial.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Match Prediction
While the Kolkata Knight Riders have executed their objectives well, the same cannot be said for Punjab. The Kings are in a difficult predicament as they struggle for consistency in both selection and execution. Given how the two teams fared in the second half of the tournament and their different squad combinations, betting on a Kolkata Knight Riders victory should be the way to go here.
Kolkata Knight Riders is the favorites to beat Punjab Kings at the odds of 1.75.
- KKR has 10 points from 11 games, including three wins in four matches in the UAE leg.
- PBKS has 8 points from 11 matches, with only one victory in the second leg.
- Punjab Kings lost their previous encounter at this location after failing to chase down 4 runs in the final over.
More Odds & Betting Tips
- Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi share odds of 4.35 to be the top batsman for Kolkata Knight Riders while KL Rahul leads for Punjab Kings with odds of 2.87. BET NOW!
- Lockie Ferguson leads with odds of 3.50 to be the best bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders. BET NOW!
- In the Player of the Match market, KL Rahul is leading with odds of 6.50 and he is followed by Andre Russell and Mayank Agarwal with odds of 9.00. BET NOW!
- In the market for the highest opening wicket stand Kolkata Knight Riders have odds of 2.10 and that for Punjab Kings is 1.72. BET NOW!
- In the market for most sixes in the game, Kolkata Knight Riders have odds of 2.20, and that for Punjab Kings is 1.95. BET NOW!
Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Odds:
KKR Top Batsman – Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi – 4.35
PBKS Top Batsman – KL Rahul – 2.87
KKR Top Bowler – Lockie Ferguson – 3.50
Most Sixes in Match – KKR – 2.20
Most Fours in Match – KKR – 1.95
Highest Individual Score – Over 67.5 – 1.85
Highest Individual Score – Under 67.5 – 1.85
Most Run Outs in Match – KKR – 3.60
The Highest Opening Partnership:
1st Over Total Runs – Over 5.5 – 1.75
1st Over Total Runs – Under 5.5 – 1.95