PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: The 21st match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Monday, April 26, 2021.
PBKS vs KKR Match Preview
Punjab Kings will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League 2021 on Monday.
Both the sides have had a very disappointing start to their 2021 Indian Premier League campaign, but there is one thing that separates the two. Punjab Kings, who won only one of their first four games, played brilliantly to beat defending champions Mumbai Indians in their previous game. Thanks to that game, Punjab has now 2 wins in five games and are currently placed at fifth spot in the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand might have won their first match against SunRisers Hyderabad but since then they went on to lose four matches on trot. With no doubt, they are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table with only 2 points in their account.
As long as the head to head record is concerned, out of a total of 27 games between the two teams, Punjab won only 9 games while Kolkata won the remaining 18 games.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 21 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, April 26, 2021.
PBKS vs KKR Match Details
- Match: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 21
- Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
PBKS vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
The track at Ahmedabad has been a batting friendly one. The five-match T20I series between India and England took place at the venue and it turned out to be a high-scoring series. From the bowlers, spinners are likely to get the most help.
The dimensions of the ground should also play into the batters’ hands, with running between the wickets being crucial. 170 should be par at the venue, with the pitch not expected to change much during the IPL 2021 match on Monday.
The temperature at Ahmedabad will be around 32 to 35 degree Celsius during the match. The skies will be clear and hence there will be no chances of precipitation during the game. The humidity will be around 15 percent.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad considering the last 5 matches played is 159 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
PBKS vs KKR Head-to-Head
Punjab Kings & Kolkata Knight Riders Form
Punjab Kings Form
Kolkata Knight Riders Form
Punjab Kings & Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Punjab Kings Squads
KL Rahul (C & WK), Riley Meredith, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Chris Gayle, Utkarsh Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Mohammad Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Ishan Porel, Moises Henriques, Murugan Ashwin, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, Fabian Allen, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Darshan Nalkande.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Pawan Negi, Sandeep Warrier, Rahul Tripathi, Harbhajan Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Karun Nair, Shivam Mavi, Pat Cummins, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Varun Chakaravarthy, Ben Cutting, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Vaibhav Arora, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Shakib Al Hasan.
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.
Top 5 Picks For PBKS vs KKR
1. KL Rahul
He has brilliant numbers against the Kolkata-based franchise in the IPL. In nine innings, the right-hander has notched 297 runs at an average and strike rate of 37.13 and 147.76 respectively.
2. Chris Gayle
He has brushed off his struggling form of three consecutive games to score a very important 43 in the last match against Mumbai. From here on, he will be keen to carry on the same momentum.
3. Andre Russell
Andre Russell has performed decently with both bat and ball and has scored 108 runs apart from picking 7 wickets so far in this season. He has the capability to change the match on his own. He can be a great pick among all-rounders.
4. Varun Chakravarthy
He is one of the very few KKR bowlers who have shown some consistency. He has picked up at least one wicket in all of his last four games. He can be a great choice among bowlers.
5. Ravi Bishnoi
He is back in the squad of Punjab Kings and picked two wickets in the first game while conceding only 21 runs. He is a consistent performer with the ball and is expected to take multiple wickets again on this surface.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks For PBKS vs KKR
|KL Rahul||89, 8, 84, 18, 142|
|Chris Gayle||68, 21, 25, 16, 58|
|Andre Russell||15, 106, 44, 161, 33|
|Varun Chakravarthy||62, 31, 64, 31, 4|
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul
- Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
- All-Rounders: Moises Henriques, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins
- Captain: Lokesh Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
Fantasy Team Prediction 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul
- Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Moises Henriques, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
- Captain: Nitish Rana
- Vice-Captain: Chris Gayle
PBKS vs KKR Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
PBKS vs KKR Probable Winner
Punjab Kings is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.