PBKS vs KKR

PBKS vs KKR 2021 | Pre-match review:-

PBKS vs KKR. Today is the 21st match of the VIVO IPL 2021. The match will be played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on 26th April at 7:30 PM (IST). The venue for the match is Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Both the teams are going to play their 1st match of the IPL 2021 on this ground.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team:-

The KKR team is led by Eoin Morgan as the Captain of Team. KKR team has played 5 matches so far and won only 1 match in the tournament so far. Right now, the team is at the bottom of the table.

Although, the team is filled with power hitters such as Nitish Rana, Russell, R. Tripathi and Captain Morgan himself. From now onwards, KKR has to win all the matches to make it to the Playing 11.

Punjab Kings Team:- 

PBKS is led by an Indian Youngster KL Rahul as the Captain of the team. PBKS has played 5 matches in the IPL 2021 so and managed to win 2 of them. Right now, the team is at the 5th position and are also confident by winning the last match against the giants of IPL, Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets.

KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, and Mayank Agarwal will be the players to watch in today’s match from the Punjab Kings side.

Kolkata Knight Riders | Probable11:-

KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammed Shami.

Punjab Kings | Probable11:-

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine/Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins and Shivam Mavi

PBKS vs KKR | Fantasy11:-

  • KL Rahul
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Nitish Rana
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine/Lockie Ferguson
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Pat Cummins
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Ravi Bishnoi

Toss, Pitch, and Average Score:- 

Narendra Modi stadium is a huge ground, so only players like C. Gayle can hit 6 if done the workout properly. In the Test match, we have seen spinners are the king of this track. The pitch is quite slow and the captain winning the toss should go for BAT first. 

1st innings average score should be 170+ runs, many matches are not played here. Converting 1s into 2s and 2s into 3s will decide today’s winner of the match.

PBKS vs KKR | Key Points:-

  1. The highest score Made on this ground is 224/2 by India and for the IPL league, Rajasthan Royals has posted the highest score of 201/6.
  2. Slow balls and spin can act as a trap in a big ground like this.
  3. A total of 6 T20I games have been played here and the teams batting 1st & 2nd have won an equal no. of matches which are 3-3.

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