PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: 21st Match, IPL 2021
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will play against each other in the 21st match of IPL 2021 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. We will cover PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021.
Punjab Kings have finally managed to win after three consecutive losses and are currently at the 5th position on the points table with four points. They performed well in the last match and won comfortably by nine wickets.
KL Rahul is in excellent form and is scoring runs consistently from the top and scored a fifty in the last match, and Mayan Agarwal has also played well in some of the games and has provided a good start. Gayle, after few disappointing knocks, batted well in the last match.
In middle-order, Deepak Hooda has adapted to the role very well and is scoring runs whenever he gets a chance, and the youngster Sharukh Khan also impressed everyone with his performance. Nicholas Pooran is currently in terrible form, which would be a reason for concern for the team. Henriques and Fabian Allen haven’t got many chances with the bat, but they are good strikers of the ball.
The bowlers finally managed to perform well as they restricted the opposition to a low score. Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi managed to pick up two wickets each. Arshdeep Singh has been picking up wickets consistently so far in this season. Deepak Hooda picked up a wicket in the last match.
Punjab Kings need to keep the winning momentum going and try not to make too many changes in the playing XI.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders had to face disappointments so far in this season as they have won just one match out of five and are currently at the bottom of the points table. The batsmen are struggling a lot in this season, which has been the primary reason for their failures.
After some good performance, Nitish Rana has appeared to be struggling to score runs, and the young talent Shubman Gill hasn’t been able to deliver what was expected from him. At No.3, Rahul Tripathi has also been in and out of form so far but played a decent knock in the last match.
The middle-order has been a complete mess for KKR this season as they have been changing the batting orders every match. Morgan has failed as a captain and a batsman so far, and Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell have put up a couple of good performances but haven’t been able to win the matches for the team. Pat Cummins also batted well in one of the matches.
The bowlers also have not put up any extraordinary performance so far but have performed decently. Varun Chakravarthy has been picking up wickets consistently and picked up two wickets in the last match. Pat Cummins has been wicketless for the previous two games. Shivam Mavi and Prasidh Krishna managed to pick up one wicket each.
Kolkata Knight Riders need to come back very soon else they would knock themselves out of the race for playoffs.
PBKS vs KOL Match Details
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 21st Match, Indian Premier League, 2021
Date: 26th April 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
PBKS vs KOL Head-to-head
Total Matches Played: 27
PBKS Won: 9
KOL Won: 18
No Result: 0
Average first innings score: 174
Average second innings score: 166
(The average score is based on six matches played at this venue)
The pitch is considered suitable for batting, but the pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses. The spinners and medium-pacers will play a crucial role in the latter half of the game.
(The chasing team at this venue has won three out of the six matches)
The weather will be clear skies, and there is no chance of rain during the match.
PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Team News
- The Punjab Kings could bring back Jhye Richardson or C Jordan in place of Allen in Ahmedabad.
- The Knights would be hoping that the change in the venue will bring change in their fortunes.
- They can include Harbhajan Singh in place of P Krishna.
PBKS vs KOL Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson/C Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna/Harbhajan Singh.
Top Picks for PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Team
(5 M, 221 R, 44.20 A)
Skipper KL Rahul is in brilliant form so far in this season and has scored three fifties already. He batted well, scoring 60* runs in the last match, and is a good choice for Captain in PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Team.
(5 M, 119 R, 23.80 A)
Gayle is the most destructive batsman in the T20 format. He batted decently, scoring 43* runs.
(5 M, 18 O, 6 W)
He bowls at a perfect pace and is an experienced player. Shami bowled well and picked up two wickets.
(5 M, 130 R, 26 A)
He opens the innings and is an excellent striker of the ball. Agarwal scored 25 runs in the last match.
(3 M, 15 R, 7.50 A + 11 O, 3 W)
Richardson was one of the expensive buys for PBKS, but he has not performed up to expectations. He did not play the last match.
(5 M, 15.4 O, 6 W)
He is a young medium-fast bowler and has been performing well this season. Arshdeep managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
(5 M, 109 R, 36.33 A + 7 O, 1 W)
Hooda is a batting all-rounder who bowls right-arm off-break. He picked up a wicket in the last match but did not get a chance to bat.
(2 M, 14 R, 14 A + 4 O, 0 W)
He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and can bowl a few overs of medium pace. Henriques went wicketless and did not get a chance to bat in the last match.
(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)
He is a young right-arm leg-break bowler. Bishnoi bowled brilliantly, picking up two wickets in his first match of the season.
(5 M, 9 R, 2.50 A)
Pooran is a left-handed batsman and can play big shots in the middle-order. He has been entirely out of form this season.
(3 M, 68 R, 34 A)
He is an all-rounder and can play the role of finisher very well. Sharukh scored 15* runs from five balls in his last outing with the bat.
(1 M, 6 R, 6 A + 7 O, 1 W)
He is a bowling all-rounder and can play big shots. Fabian was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.
(5 M, 108 R, 21.60 A + 9 O, 7 W)
Russell has been in and out of form so far in this season. In the last match, he scored only nine runs and did not bowl.
(5 M, 186 R, 37.20 A)
He opens the innings for the team and is struggling to score runs in the last few matches. Rana scored 25 runs but was very slow in his approach.
(5 M, 70 R, 14 A)
Shubman Gill has been out of form so far in this season. He scored only 11 runs from 19 balls in the last match.
(5 M, 20 O, 6 W)
Chakravarthy is picking up wickets consistently for his team. He bowled will and plucked two wickets in the last match.
(2 M, 10 R, 5 A + 8 O, 1 W)
He controls the flow of runs, and picks up wickets, and also can play big shots. Narine scored six runs but went wicketless in the last match.
(5 M, 82 R, 27.33 A + 19.5 O, 4 W)
Cummins is a right-arm fast bowler and can also be handy with the bat. He scored only ten runs and also went wicketless.
(5 M, 45 R, 9 A)
He is the captain of the team and bats in the middle-order. Morgan was out for a duck in the last match.
(5 M, 19 O, 5 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler. Krishna bowled well, picking up a wicket in the last match.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is a young right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Mavi bowled well, picking up a wicket.
(5 M, 97 R, 32.33 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and does the role of finisher for the team. Karthik batted, decently scoring 25 runs in the last match.
(5 M, 127 R, 25.40 A)
Tripathi generally bats at No.3 and is a decent striker of the ball. He scored 36 runs in the last match.
PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Prediction
L Rahul (C)
S Gill, N Rana, R Tripathi, C Gayle
A Russell (Vc), S Narine, D Hooda
P Cummins, C Jordan, Arshdeep Singh
- If you want then pick M Agarwal in place of S Narine.
PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain
- KL Rahul
- Andre Russell
- Chris Gayle
- Pat Cummins
- Mohammad Shami
We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.