Kolkata Knight Riders will go up against Punjab Kings in todays match no. 45 of IPL 2021 and this match will make the playoff situation much more clear. Winning this game is equally important for both these teams but one thing is for sure, if PBKS loses today then the last ray of hope they have left will be gone.
The coin toss has been won by Punjab Kings after which they have elected to field first. Chris Gayle has already announced that he has gone out of the bio bubble so he won’t be available for PBKS anymore and Fabian Allen has made a place in the playing xi in his spot alongside that Mayank Agarwal replaces Mandeep Singh and Shahrukh Khan is in, replacing Harpreet Brar. KKR has made a forced change today, Tim Seifert is in for Lockie Ferguson and also Shivam Mavi replaces Sandeep Warrier .
Today match no. 45 of IPL 2021 between KKR vs PBKS will start at around 7:30 PM IST. This match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium which is located in Dubai, UAE.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Tim Seifert, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
As per our prediction Kolkata Knight Riders will win in todays match no. 45 of IPL 2021. Gayle leaving the Punjab team at this crucial stage will definitely hurt their batting department big time.