PBKS vs KKR Statistical Preview: Punjab Kings (PBKS) face off Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 45th match of IPL 2021 on Friday. Punjab Kings are placed at sixth position on the points table. So far, they have managed to win 4 matches out of eleven. They are coming into this game on the back of a six-wicket defeat at the hands of MI.
And, on the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are at fourth on the table with 5 wins in 11 matches. They played their last game against Delhi Capitals. KKR restricted Delhi Capitals to 127 runs in the first innings before chasing it down in 18.2 overs.
Ahead of an important encounter between these two sides on Friday, here’s a look at the statistical preview:
- Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings have taken on each other on 27 occasions in IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to win 18 matches, while Punjab emerged victorious on 9 ocassions.
- Both teams played against each other once this season. Kolkata Knight Riders beat PBKS in that game by5 wickets.
- Dinesh Karthik has scored 569 runs in 25 matches against PBKS at a strike rate of over 140.
- Chris Gayle has scored 700 runs against KKR in 19 matches.
- Mohammed Shami has picked eight wickets against KKR with best figures of 3 for 35 runs.
- Chris Gayle has managed to score 65 runs off 69 balls against Narine. The latter has dismissed him twice.
- Andre Russell has scored 77 runs in 27 balls against M Shami.
- Chris Gayle has a strike rate of over 200 against KKR in IPL. Andre Russell too carries a strike rate of over 200 against Punjab.
KKR vs PBKS Match Details
Match No.: 45
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders & Punjab Kings
Match Date & Day: October 1, Friday
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Timing: 7:30 PM
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi (Also available in HD, along with regional languages)
Where to watch (Online): Disney+ Hotstar
IPL 2021 Full Squads
KKR: Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer and Pawan Negi.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
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