The Riders broke the points tally tie on Wednesday after beating Delhi Capitals to go past Punjab by 2 points. That happened as Punjab Kings lost to Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets, postponing their opportunity to join the top four teams. Now, both sides have a different story written in their scripts, but the same goal remains. Each team has to work hard to ensure their safety in the IPL playoff qualification list. Two points are not a big difference, and Punjab Kings can quickly turn the tables to head atop 2021 IPL rankings.
Kolkata Knight Riders (51%) vs Punjab Kings (49%)
Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings previews
After changing their name from Kings XI Punjab, the Kings hoped for a fresh start and a more productive campaign. It was a fresh start for the squad going to IPL 2022, but the results seem to have turned out different as Punjab struggles to join the top four. Even after drawing the points, will they beat the struggling Mumbai Indians in the race for playoffs? It’s quite unlikely, but this side is quite above average, and there is a 50/50 chance of them qualifying. On the other hand, Eoin Morgan and his Kolkata Knight Riders side are already on the right spot to greatness. Although their 2 points’ gap from the 5th and 6th team looks dinky, the KKRs are expected to fight fiercely and keep PBKS on their toes. Therefore, Kolkata Knight Riders have the best margin in favor of winning this match.