PBKS vs KKR IPL Live: In the 21st match of the blockbuster Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) are facing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Punjab Kings have so far registered two wins and suffered three big losses in this tournament and are placed fifth on the points table. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have had a very poor IPL campaign so far having lost four matches in a row after their first win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the 27 matches played between these two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders are winning this head-to-head battle with 18 wins while Punjab have emerged victorious on 9 occasions. However, both the teams will now be aiming to register a big win in this game in order to pick up those two crucial points.
Here is an interesting article on PBKS vs KKR second innings fantasy prediction for some major fantasy platforms like Nostragamus, GameZy, Fantasy Power 11 and PlayerzPot.
Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl
Fixture Name: VIVO IPL, Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Competition: VIVO IPL
Date: 26 April
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Team Form Guide:
PBKS (recent last): W L L L W
KKR (recent last): L L L L W
Brief score of the last result at the venue: India 224/2 defeated England 188/8 by 36 runs in the 5th T20I match.
Pitch Report: This is the first game of the season at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The pitch is expected to be flat and batting-friendly as it was during the India-England T20I series. It will be difficult for the spinners and the pacers with dew coming into play as the game progresses.
WATCH IPL Live cricket online: Watch IPL T20 Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar app.
PBKS vs KKR Team Today (Confirmed)
PBKS Playing 11:
Captain and Vice-captain Options: Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan
KKR Playing 11:
Captain and Vice-captain Options: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Moises Henriques
BOWLERS: Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Pat Cummins, Mohammed Shami
IPL Time Table
This will be the first game of the season for the Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad after having witnessed three losses and 2 wins during their Chennai and Mumbai-leg of games. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have also arrived in Ahmedabad for the first time after completing their Chennai and Mumbai-leg of matches with 4 losses and a single victory.
PBKS Player List
KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Saurav Kumar, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh.
KKR Player List
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Rahul Tripathi (Batsman) Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Andre Russell, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Dinesh Karthik, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Harbhajan Singh, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Vaibhav Arora, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.