KKR face RPS at their homeground  © AFP (File Photo)
KKR face RPS at their homeground © AFP (File Photo)

Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with out of form Rising Pune Supergiants in the 45th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) edition 9. The match will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Two websites— hotstar.com and Star Sports Online can be used for live streaming the match. The channels which will be telecasting the live broadcast of the match are Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. The race for the qualifiers is about to get intense as RCB won their eleventh match against Gujarat Lions by a big margin. KKR will be looking to register a big win against an out of form RPS side to turn the odds of reaching the qualifier in their favor and moving up in the IPL Points Table. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 45 at Kolkata

Nothing has worked for MS Dhoni led Rising Pune Supergiants, they have lost players to injuries struggling to strike a balance in the side throughout the tournament. They lost a few close games, leading to a stage when they are at the bottom of IPL Standings with three wins. They started off with a promising win against Mumbai Indians in the inaugural match but failed to live upto that performance in the following fixtures. Irfan Pathan’s exclusion from the Playing XI has also raised eyebrows throughout the tournament.

Gautam Gambhir led KKR have a good chance to move up the ladder edging close to the qualifier spot. There players have been in good form lately along with skipper. They will be hoping that RPS doesn’t play spoilsport and stay at the bottom of the table at the end of the fixture