Ever since the second season of IPL 2021 has started, Kolkata Knight Riders has surprised everyone with their performance. Kolkata has won 6 out of their 7 matches played in the UAE and is now a big contender to qualify for the playoffs. Kolkata has three matches left, out of which it has to play the first match against Punjab Kings today. After this, he will face Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. All these three matches are very important for Kolkata because Mumbai Indians are on their equal footing and a defeat can push them back from Mumbai. That is why against Punjab Kings in Dubai, KKR will put their full force and they will not accept anything less than a win. On the other hand, the race for the playoffs for Punjab Kings is not over yet. This team has 4 wins in 11 matches. Meaning, if Punjab wins its remaining three matches by a big margin, then with the net run rate, it can still enter the playoffs. So now every match is important for KL Rahul’s team.
By the way, the record of Punjab Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders is not special. KKR have defeated Punjab in 19 matches and have lost only in 9. It is clear that Punjab will have to exert full force to win. Because Kolkata’s batsmen and spinners are completely in color.
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XI – Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Loki Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakraborty.
Punjab Kings Probable Playing XI – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.