Both the teams are in the bottom half of the points table with the Knight Riders at eight points from just four wins in 12 games. Pune, on the other hand, are currently positioned last with four points, having lost 10 out of 12 matches.
It will a great chance for the title-holders, who are virtually out of contention for a berth in the four-team play-offs, to redeem themselves against a side enduring a nightmarish campaign this season.
However, it would certainly not be an easy task for KKR, especially after the thrashing they received at the hands of Mumbai Indians on Tuesday night.
Having posted 170, Mumbai Indians bowled out the Knight Riders for a mere 105 in 18.2 overs to register a 65-run win with only Jacques Kallis (24) and Debabrata Das (23) crossing the 20-run mark.