Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings – Match Preview
The Kolkata Knight Riders have won four of their last five head-to-head meetings with the Punjab Kings. That includes victory earlier in the IPL 2021.
Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
When: Friday, 1 October 2021
Start time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Pitch conditions: Three of the last four IPL 2021 matches in Dubai have been won by the team batting second. This is a good ground for chasing targets. A first-inning score of 170 should be competitive.
Weather conditions: The forecast suggests a slight chance of rain in Dubai on matchday. But it won’t likely limit play. Otherwise, characteristically hot and humid conditions are expected.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings – Latest Odds
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The Kolkata Knight Riders are priced as 1.66 favourites and the Punjab Kings 2.18 underdogs. Betting on the Kings could bring good value.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings – Team News
Nitish Rana – The middle-order batsman steered KKR through a tricky chase against the Delhi Capitals recently and could be key again.
Andre Russell – The West Indies all-rounder missed KKR’s last match due to injury. He might not be back for this one.
Venkatesh Iyer – The Kolkata star is proving one of the finds of the IPL 2021. He’s performing well with bat and ball.
Mandeep Singh – The Punjab opener should be retained in the XI if Mayank Agarwal has not recovered from injury.
Ravi Bishnoi – The Punjab bowler is one of the best leg-spinners on display during the Indian Premier League 2021.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Punjab Kings – Betting Tips and Predictions
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