The Indian Premier League is now coming towards the business end. Every match from now-onwards will decide who among the top 8 teams will reach the playoff stage. Match number 45 of IPL 2021 will see two lower-ranked teams Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, clashing against each other. This match will take place at Dubai International cricket stadium.
According to Cricbro top tipster 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders look a dominating side against the struggling Punjab Kings. You can become a tipster at Cricbro and win exciting prizes.
Date: 1 October 2021.
Time: 7.30 pm IST.
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Weather Conditionand pitch report
The weather for PKBS vs KKR game is going to be good. There is no forecast of any showers towards the course of the game. The maximum temperature will reach around 37 degrees Celsius. According to IPL match prediction related to the pitch, it is expected to assist the batsmen. The spinners might come to the picture later on.
Expected playing X1:
- Punjab Kings
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Mayank Agarwal, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
- 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
- Key players for Punjab Kings
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami
- Key players for Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee, Nitish Rana
Overall match prediction:
This match against KKR vs PKBS will be a fascinating encounter. Punjab King's condition is worse than Kolkata Knight Riders. For PKBS, a loss here will mean curtains for the men in pink. They lost their previous game against Mumbai Indians. The team lead by KL Rahul has failed to win crucial moments of the match. In their last two games, the batsmen have disappointed heavily. The bowlers came up and salvaged some pride for the side. Punjab Kings are placed at the sixth position with just eight points.
If any team that has disappointed their fans most in the last two seasons has been Punjab Kings. They have failed to fulfill the expectations of their fans. In this season as well, they have made a lot of frequent changes in the playing X1. This shows the inconsistency of the team. According to IPL match prediction, PKBS will have to play some exceptionally outstanding cricket in their remaining games to reach the playoff.
Kolkata Knight Riders looked down and out during the first stage of IPL 2021. Things have changed dramatically for KKR in the UAE edition. They have won their last three games out of four and are on course to reach the playoff stage. Still, they need to win two of their next games to secure a place in the playoff. They are currently placed at the fourth position with 10 points. Things are looking for KKR at this point.
KKR will have to make sure that their captain, Eoin Morgan, starts scoring during crucial situations. He is someone who holds the key in the middle-order for the side. The bowlers have done an exceptionally good job in the slow UAE wickets. They will be eager to continue the good performance in the rest of their games. Cricbro is a one-stop destination for IPL match prediction. You can become a tipster at Cricbro referring to our website and stand a chance to win exciting gifts.