Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will take on one another in the 45th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
KKR is currently placed at fourth place in the points table with five wins from 11 matches whereas PBKS is in sixth place with four wins from 11 matches.
We have made Match Prediction for you that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head-to-head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form of PBKS: W L L W L
Punjab Kings had a close previous match against Mumbai Indians and had come up with a good bowling performance. However, PBKS were not able to get going with the bat and they will look to turn the tables. The KL Rahul-led team will want runs from the West Indies pair of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran, who both have had a timid season so far.
Current form of KKR: L W W L W
Kolkata Knight Riders are ticking the right boxes in the second leg of the IPL 2021 season. KKR has been coming up with collective efforts and they are doing a fine job. Nitish Rana was able to take his team over the line against Delhi Capitals in the last match.
Head to Head: Matches – 28, Won by KKR – 18, Won by PBKS – 9.
Kolkata Knight Riders clearly hold the advantage in the head-to-head contest against PBKS.
Players to look out for: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, and Ravi Bishnoi will be the key players for PBKS.
Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, and Sunil Narine will hold the key for KKR.
Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will enter the contest as favorites against Punjab Kings because of their current form.