Kolkata Knight Riders will be squaring up against Punjab Kings in match 45 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The match will commence on Friday, October 1 at 07:30 PM IST. Here are our KKR vs PK Dream11 predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.
KKR vs PK Dream11 Predictions: Form Preview
KKR storm UAE:
The Kolkata Knight Riders have stormed the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE. They have won 3 out of their 4 games here. KKR to their credit have defeated top rankers: RCB, MI, and DC. They are the only team to have run CSK close in UAE. KKR have a solid NRR to back them up currently.
Their top order has set a great pace in most of the games. But the phase where KKR have dominated completely are the middle overs. Their spin duo has been on top of most of the opposition. They have strangled teams in this phase. KKR will move to a truer wicket in Dubai. They will be up against a consistently inconsistent side. KKR will look to go in for the kill.
Punjab’s season of regret continues:
Punjab were better placed than KKR before the 2nd phase of IPL. But now they find themselves well behind them. Punjab have no one else but themselves to blame. They made a meal of a run chase against RR failing to score 10 off the last 15 deliveries. But in the very next game, they held their nerve to defend a score of 125 odd against SRH. It appeared as if things are slowly falling in place for Punjab but they flattered to deceive against MI.
Their top-order in the absence of Mayank Agarwal showed zero intent. Punjab went on to eventually lose comprehensively. They will be up against a stiffer opponent in KKR. But they are one side who continue to surprise at times even themselves.
KKR vs PK Dream11 Predictions: Team
KL Rahul: He has been a standout batsman for Punjab in the last over 4 seasons.
Shubman Gill: He has looked in good touch. Gill will be eyeing a big score.
Rahul Tripathi: He has excelled in the middle overs in UAE.
Mayank Agarwal: Agarwal will be eager to return to top-flight cricket post an injury forced break.
Chris Gayle: He has great numbers against KKR.
Aiden Markram: He looked in great touch against MI.
Venkatesh Iyer: He has been KKR’s standout player in UAE. Iyer looks like a solid prospect.
Sunil Narine: He has been almost unplayable and is back to being his absolute best.
Varun Chakravarthy: He has clearly had a wood over a majority of the batsmen in the IPL.
Arshdeep Singh: He has bowled all the difficult overs with aplomb.
Ravi Bishnoi: Bishnoi looked in top bowling form against MI.
KKR vs PK Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders predicted XI:
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Punjab Kings predicted XI:
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Shahrukh Khan/ Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan/ Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh
KKR v PK | TV and live streaming details in India
1. TV: Star Sports Network
2. Live streaming: Hotstar
KKR vs PK Dream11 Predictions
Our KKR vs PK Dream11 prediction is that Punjab are too inconsistent to challenge KKR.
Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.