Watch the live stream of Pune Warriors vs Kolkata Knight Riders here.
Where: Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
When: 14.30 BST
Kolkata Knight Riders till have a slim hope of making the play-offs if they beat bottom-placed Pune Warriors India in the 2013 IPL today.
Reigning champions Kolkata have had a miserable year as they looked to defend their maiden title, losing eight of their 14 fixtures and never looking comfortable.
As for Pune, their poor form in the IPL continues as they once again sit rock bottom at the foot of the table – a position they finished in 2012 as well.
The franchise have now suffered seven straight defeats, picking up just two wins in their 12 IPL matches so far and the side are already out of top four contention.
It’s been a disappointing year for Kolkata, with many tipping them to build on their success from last campaign and at least make the play-offs this year.
There is no doubting the strength in KKR’s squad, with captain Gautam Gambhir, Eoin Morgan, Jacques Kallis and Yusuf Pathan in the top order.
Yet none of them have really been able to make a solid impression in the tournament, although stand-out bowler Sunil Narine is extremely unlucky to not play on further after taking 16 wickets in the competition.
The Warriors meanwhile have lacked any real cutting edge in any department, although new captain Aaron Finch is showing he has not given up, scoring 341 runs in 10 innings.