New Delhi. In the IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings (KKR vs PBKS) to be held on Friday, the eyes will also be on Venkatesh Iyer’s brilliant batting and Ravi Bishnoi’s excellent bowling match. Kolkata’s all-rounder player Venkatesh has grabbed everyone’s attention with his fearless batting in front of disciplined fast bowling. At the same time, Bishnoi’s wrist spin has troubled the notable batsmen in the last two seasons. It will be a ‘do or die’ match for KL Rahul ‘s Punjab team to stay in the race for the playoffs . Rahul admitted after the defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians that his team is not playing well under pressure and they have to improve their performance .
The poor form of the middle order has also affected the performance of the team. Barring Rahul (422 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (332) none of the batsmen could impress. Chris Gayle has scored only 193 runs in 10 matches. At the same time, Nicholas Pooran has been able to score only 70 runs in ten matches. Among the Indian players, M Shahrukh Khan and Deepak Hooda have not been able to take advantage of the opportunities. Amid the failure of the batsmen , spinners like Sunil Narine and Varun Chakraborty will find it more difficult to face on a slow pitch . Eight overs of these two can decide the condition and direction of the match. On the other hand, except Bishnoi (nine wickets) for Punjab, no bowler could trouble the batsmen. Mohammed Shami took 14 and Arshdeep Singh took 13 wickets but both have proved to be expensive.
Venkatesh has scored 126 runs for KKR at a strike rate of 144 plus. If he plays the first spell of Shami and Arshdeep, it will be interesting to see how he tackles Bishnoi and Harpreet Brar. KKR have also taken the right decision by sending Nitish Rana up the batting order as he can spin the spin by captain Eoin Morgan. play better than . He also got the benefit of this decision in the victory against Delhi Capitals.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, M Pranand Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Dubey, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson and Tim Seifert.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Shah Rukh Khan, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Aiden Markram, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh , Ravi Bishnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena.