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IPL 2021: How The Match Preview Of KKR vs PBKS Looks Like?

IPL 2021 is nearing its end, and the 45th match of the Indian Premier League will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Both teams have locked horns before in IPL 2021. In the last game, Punjab Kings tasted defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders as the latter defeated them by 5 wickets. 

Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders is currently placed 4th on the IPL 2021 points chart with winning 5 matches out of 11 games that they played so far. In their last encounter with Delhi Capitals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a heavy blow and lost the game. Kolkata Knight Riders has had quite a roller coaster ride in this season of the IPL, showcasing some terrific performances on the field and other being a showdown. 

Punjab Kings

The KL Rahul-led team has had a confusing performance this season and are currently placed at 6th place in the IPL 2021 points chart. PBKS has won 4 matches out of the 11 games that they have played so far. The team met Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi last time and suffered defeat after the latter beat them by 6 wickets. 

KKR vs PBKS Match Statistics

In the history of the Indian Premier League, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings have played 28 matches against each other, wherein Kolkata Knight Riders have secured 19 wins. In contrast, Punjab Kings have secured 9 wins. Clearly, Kolkata Knight Riders has the edge over Punjab Kings, and according to the Dream11 prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders might continue to exercise their dominance over PBKS. However, Punjab Kings might also come in a better form to improve their stats against KKR. The average first innings score for this match is 161.

When And Where Will The KKR vs PBKS Match Happen?

The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

Where to watch the KKR vs PBKS game?

The KKR vs PBKS match will be broadcasted in India by the Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary and on Star Sports Hindi with Hindi commentary. 

Where to live stream the KKR vs PBKS match?

You can catch all the live-action from the KKR vs PBKS match on Disney+ Hotstar in 4 languages. 

Squads (likely)

Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy

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         

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