Match 45: KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction | Playing 11 | IPL 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will clash in the 45th match of IPL 2021 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. We will cover KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021.

KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders are back on the winning track as they won the last game and are currently at the 4th position on the points table with 10 points.

Shubhman Gill finally played a decent inning but was slow in his approach, and his partner Venkatesh Iyer has been silent from the last couple of innings. The consistent player Rahul Tripathi also went early in the previous match. In the middle-order, Nitish Rana played well, and in the end, Sunil Narine helped the team win the game. 

The bowlers have been a significant part of the wins for KKR. Sunil Narine is back to form and consistently picks up wickets, and Lockie Ferguson also provides breakthroughs at crucial moments. Venkatesh Iyer and Tim Southee managed to pick up two and one wickets, respectively.

Kolkata is currently in a good position and needs to keep the winning momentum to qualify for the playoffs.

Punjab Kings:

Punjab Kings have again fallen to the sixth position as they lost the last match by six wickets. They have won a total of four games so far this season.

The opening pair, Rahul and Mayank, has appeared to be struggling in the recent matches. At No.3, Gayle has been in poor form this season. Markram has been batting well in the middle-order and stabilizing the innings, and Deepak Hooda and Harpreet Brar have been consistently batting well in the lower-order.

The bowling attack, which was the major strength, appeared to struggle in the last match. Mohammed Shami has been consistent but slightly expensive, but Ravi Bishnoi has been bowling brilliantly this season. Nathan Ellis managed to pick up one wicket.

Punjab Kings need to win the remaining matches to have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.

Match Details (KKR vs PBKS Dream11)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 45th Match, Indian Premier League, 2021

Date: 1st October 2021

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Weather Forecast

The weather is most likely to be hot and humid.

KOL vs PBKS Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 159

Average second innings score: 148

(The average score is based on six matches played at this venue so far this season)

There has not been a high-scoring game at this venue this season. Both the batsmen and bowlers have taken advantage of the pitch depending upon the situation. Anything around 170 looks defendable here.

(The chasing team has won three out of the six matches at this venue so far this season)

KOL vs PBKS Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 28

KOL Won: 19

PBKS Won: 9

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

KOL vs PBKS recent form

Most recent first

Kolkata Knight Riders W L W W L
Punjab Kings L W L L W

KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team News


  • If Andre Russell is fit, he might play, or else Tim Southee will continue.


  • Chris Gayle will not be a part of the PBKS squad for the remainder of IPL 2021.
  • If Mayank is fit, he will replace Mandeep Singh in the playing XI.

Probable Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee/Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna/Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy.

Punjab Kings:

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal/Mandeep Singh, Aiden Markram, Moises Henriques/Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.

Top Picks for KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team


Venkatesh Iyer:

(4 M, 126 R, 42 A + 4 O, 2 W)

Iyer has been batting aggressively at the top. He scored only 14 runs but managed to pick up two wickets in the last match. V Iyer is very good Captain choice in KOL vs PBKS Dream11 team because he can give dream11 points from both batting and bowling.

Sunil Narine:

(8 M, 32 O, 9 W)

Narine appears to be back in form with the ball as he picked up two wickets for just 18 runs in the last match and scored 21 runs from just ten balls.

Varun Chakravarthy:

(11 M, 44 O, 11 W)

Varun Chakravarthy has been economical but was unlucky not to pick any wicket in the last match.

Lockie Ferguson:

(4 M, 14 O, 7 W)

Ferguson can bowl consistently over 145Kmph. He bowled brilliantly, picking up two wickets for just ten runs.

Rahul Tripathi:

(11 M, 315 R, 35 A)

Tripathi has been scoring runs consistently this season but scored only nine runs in the last match.


KL Rahul:

(10 M, 422 R, 52.75 A)

KL Rahul has not scored much in the recent games as he scored only 21 runs in the last match. He is very good Captain choice in KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team.

Mohammad Shami:

(11 M, 40.4 O, 14 W)

Shami has picked up wickets consistently but has been slightly expensive. He managed to pick up a wicket for 41 runs in the last match.

Aiden Markram:

(3 M, 95 R, 47.50)

He bats in the middle-order and can bowl a few overs of spin. Markram scored 42 runs from 29 balls in the last match.

Mayank Agarwal:

(9 M, 332 R, 41.50 A)

He has been one of the finest openers for PBKS but did not play the last match due to stiff back.

Arshdeep Singh:

(9 M, 30.2 0, 13 W)

Arshdeep has been one of the crucial wicket-takers but went wicketless in the last match.

Nathan Ellis:

(2 M, 18 R, 18 A + 8 O, 1 W)

He is a right-arm fast medium bowler. Nathan Ellis bowl very economical in the last game.

Ravi Bishnoi:

(6 M, 24 O, 9 W)

He is troubling the batsmen a lot with his leg-break and picking up wickets for fun. Bishnoi picked up two wickets in the last match.

Trump Card pick for KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team

Andre Russell:

(10 M, 183 R, 26.14 A + 19 O, 11 W)

Russell contributed with both bat and ball for KKR but is injured and doubtful for the match against PBKS.

Shubman Gill:

(11 M, 232 R, 21.09 A)

Shubman Gill has struggled to score runs at the top, but he has a lot of potentials.

KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction

KL Rahul (Vc)

M Agarwal, A Markram, Shubman Gill

S Narine, V Iyer (C)

T Southee, L Ferguson, V Chakravarthy, M Shami, N Ellis/Arshdeep

KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • Rahul Tripathi is also good pick, you can pick him in place of S Gill/N Ellis.
  • You can pick Arshdeep Singh in place of N Ellis.
  • A Markram and S Narine are also good for C and Vc.
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Captain and Vice-Captain (KOL vs PBKS Dream11 Team)

  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • KL Rahul 
  • Sunil Narine
  • Aiden Markram
  • M Shami

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.


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