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Cricket Free Tips | IPL 2021, Match 45: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings

The in-form Kolkata Knight Riders will play the struggling Punjab Kings in match 45 of the Indian T20 League 2021. Kolkata has done very well coming into the UAE. In this leg, they have won three of the four matches thus far. The only game they lost was to Chennai, and it was on the final ball. However, they must win all of their remaining games to qualify for the playoffs.

Punjab is in the same boat as the rest of the country. Mumbai defeated them comfortably in their previous match, and even three wins in a row wouldn’t secure them a playoff berth. They’ll have to rely on other outcomes. KL Rahul would be hopeful that his squad performs well against Kolkata and maintains the momentum.

 

Weather
With an average temperature of 33°C, it should be a bright and beautiful evening in Dubai.

 

Pitch
In the UAE portion of the season, Dubai has been the top batting track. While the surface has slowed, and the spinners may get some turn, it is still primarily a seamer’s wicket. As a result, we could expect a high-scoring game.

 

Probable Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sandeep Warrier, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Punjab Kings:
KL Rahul (c&wk), Nathan Ellis, Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Ravi Bishnoi, Aiden Markram, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh

 

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings – Match 45, Dream 11:
KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Arshdeep Singh, Sunil Narine, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Varun Chakravarthy

 

Prediction
Match winner

  • Kolkata Knight Riders

Winning the toss

  • Kolkata Knight Riders

Top Batsman

  • Kolkata Knight Riders – Venkatesh Iyer
  • Punjab Kings – KL Rahul

Top Bowler

  • Kolkata Knight Riders – Sunil Narine
  • Punjab Kings – Ravi Bishnoi

Most Sixes 

  • Kolkata Knight Riders – Dinesh Karthik
  • Punjab Kings – Aiden Markram

Player of the Match

  • Kolkata Knight Riders – Venkatesh Iyer

Team Scores Batting First 

  • Kolkata Knight Riders – 170+
  • Punjab Kings – 160+

 

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