IPL 2021, which had come to a halt due to the pandemic, has already begun in the UAE.
The match between KKR and PBKS is going to be held on October 1 in Dubai. On the points table, KKR is fourth, and PBKS is in sixth place. As a result, it is going to be an exciting match.
The latest IPL cricket news is that KKR won against Royal Challengers Bangalore and PBKS lost to RR in the beginning matches of phase two. In the last match before the IPL came to a halt, KKR secured a victory against PBKS.
Kolkata Knight Riders with their back-to-back winning performances at the start of the second leg is brimming with confidence. Although they ended up on the losing side in the match against Chennai Super Kings, they did well to take the match to the final over. Then, they defeated Delhi Capitals as easily as they had beaten RCB and Mumbai Indians.
Punjab Kings on the other hand have been winning matches but their primary concern has been inconsistent performances. There are high expectations from the opening batting pair, but the middle order consisting of Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, and Nicholas Pooran have to back them up for a strong batting finish.
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This stadium’s pitch is well-known for being flat and conducive to batting. It can also help the spinners in some ways. As a result, a moderate to a good scoring game can be predicted, as the mean score for Twenty20 matches at the Dubai International Stadium is around 155 runs.
The pitch in Dubai cannot be predicted since it favors both batsmen and bowlers. However, the team batting second has a high chance to win. So winning the toss will be a key factor.
Possible Playing XI
PBKS Team: – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi. Nathan Ellis, Aiden Markram, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Fantasy Tips for the Match
- Both teams have several players who can play well under pressure. According to the IPL’s cricket news latest, KKR’s new opening pair Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer will be noted. In addition, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine’s bowling can restrict any team to the lowest total.
- Choosing the players from KKR would be the way to go as both the batting and bowling units are in form.
- For PBKS, the opening partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will be a key factor. In the cricket news latest, the bowling performance of Arshdeep Singh is noteworthy as he took a five-wicket haul against RR even though his team lost a thriller.
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KKR started Phase 2 with a victory. Considering the team on paper and recent performances, KKR has the upper hand. With a slew of inconsistent performances, PBKS will have to click together as a team to upset KKR. The match will be an interesting one to watch, as both teams will be fighting to keep their chances alive of making it to the final 4 positions.