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1st Oct Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings IPL T20 Match Prediction cricket betting tips free

Get to Know Who will win KKR vs PBKS IPL T20 match and toss Prediction with Head to Head stats, Playing 11, Live score & winning percentage.

Oct 01, 2021

19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT

Dubai Cricket Stadium - Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings IPL T20

Chance of Winning

KKR 56.9% PBKS 43.1%

Cricket Betting Tips

  • Nitish Rana top scored with an unbeaten 36 from 27 balls in Tuesday’s win over Delhi Capitals. Rana averages 39.85 for KKR this season and is a strong bet for their highest run scorer in this game. Sunil Narine has been in excellent form with the ball and has picked up 5 wickets in his last two games. He is our tip for KKR’s top wicket taker against Punjab Kings.

  • KL Rahul made only 21 in Tuesday’s defeat to Mumbai Indians but he is still comfortably Punjab Kings’ highest run scorer in the tournament. He is our recommendation for their leading run scorer in this clash. With the ball, Ravi Bishnoi has been enjoying the conditions in the UAE and has returned figures of 3-24 and 2-25 in his last two matches. Bishnoi is well worth backing as Punjab Kings’ top wicket taker against KKR.

  • Sunil Narine is our tip for the Player of The Match Award. He is a true all-rounder and contributed a 10-ball 21 before picking up 2 wickets against a strong Delhi Capitals side.

KKR vs PBKS T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings face off in Match 45 of the 2021 Indian Premier League on Friday evening in Dubai. KKR have ten points from eleven games and currently sit in 4th place in the table. Punjab Kings have eight points from eleven matches and are in 6th. This game begins at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 19:30 local time.

Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back from their close defeat to Chennai Super Kings by seeing off the other high-flying opposition in Delhi Capitals. KKR are on a real roll and are playing with plenty of belief.

Punjab Kings have been inconsistent throughout the tournament but can beat any team on their day. They will fancy their chances in this fixture and know that defeat will pretty much spell elimination for the franchise.

KKR vs PBKS T20 Match Live streaming

TV channels: The match can be watched live on Star Sports in India, Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA

KKR vs PBKS Match Toss Prediction

Punjab Kings elected to field first in their last game in Dubai. KKR are sometimes tempted to bat first but we are predicting Eoin Morgan to choose to field if he wins the toss.

KKR vs PBKS Match Pitch Report

There has been a wide range of scores in Dubai in this leg of the tournament but overall it has been the pace bowlers who have enjoyed the surface the most.

Weather Report

A small amount of cloud cover with a high of 32 degrees during this game

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News & Playing 11 KKR Team News All-rounder Andre Russell missed the win over Delhi Capitals on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury and it is unlikely that he will be risked in this game. Tim Southee, who came in to replace Russell, is expected to retain his place. A win for KKR will keep them right in the hunt for a play-off spot.

KKR Key Players

  • Rahul Tripathi - With 2 half-centuries in the 2021 IPL and 315 runs in total, Tripathi is KKR’s highest run scorer in the tournament.

  • Lockie Ferguson - The New Zealand bowler has picked up 7 wickets in four games in the UAE. He is yet to go wicketless in this leg of the competition.

  • Sunil Narine - The West Indian bowling all-rounder is also in good form in the UAE. He had a strong CPL and has carried a high level of cricket into the IPL.

KKR Team Form Three wins from their four games in the UAE have put KKR in contention for the play-offs. They very nearly beat top of the table CSK in the other match. Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11 Ventakash Iyer, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Punjab Kings Team News & Playing 11 PBKS Team News Mayank Agarwal missed the defeat to Mumbai Indians with a stiff back but we expect him to be fit for this game. Ravi Bishnoi was also selected for the last game at the expense of Adil Rashid and did enough to retain his place picking up 2 wickets.

PBKS Key Players

  • KL Rahul - The captain is behind only Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson in the race for the Orange Cap and has hit 4 half-centuries in this year’s IPL 2021.

  • Mayank Agarwal - The opener was a big miss for Punjab Kings in the last game against Mumbai Indians and we will be very surprised if he is not passed fit to add to his 332 runs in the tournament so far.

  • Mohammed Shami - The Indian bowler has been a regular wicket taker during the competition this season. He was a little expensive against Mumbai Indians but still picked up the wicket of Quinton de Kock.

PBKS Team Form With three defeats from their last four games, Punjab Kings’ season is slowly fading away. Their only victory came over bottom of the table Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Punjab Kings Predicted Playing 11 KL Rahul (c) (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Betting Odds

With their better form coming into this game, KKR are the clear favourites.

Who will win KKR vs PBKS IPL T20 Match?

KL Rahul is the standout batsman across the two sides but KKR’s line-up have been chipping in across the board in recent games.

KKR vs PBKS Top Team Batsmen

Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana are our tips for the top batsmen from KKR. Rana began the tournament well and was the top scoring KKR batsman in the last game.

For Punjab Kings, we recommend KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Aiden Markram with the bat. Rahul missed out in the last match so we expect him to cash in on this game.

KKR vs PBKS Top Team Bowlers

We are backing Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine with the ball for Kolkata Knight Riders. Ferguson is picking up wickets very easily in the UAE.

Our tips with the ball for Punjab Kings are Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh. Shami is the experienced leader of the attack.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Prediction

KKR are rightly favourites for this crucial game and come into this match in far stronger form than their opponents Punjab Kings. If KL Rahul makes a big score then we could be in for a close finish but we are predicting another win for KKR.