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| On Apr 26, 2021 6:30 PM IST

PBKS vs KKR IPL Match Prediction, Fantasy Picks, Expected Playing XI, Pitch Report

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PBKS vs KKR IPL : For match 21 in IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face off against each other at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The biggest discussion point for this match is the extremely poor form of KKR. So far the two-time IPL champions have won just 1 out of their 5 fixtures this season and are going through a poor run of form.

KKR vs PBKS Pitch Report

The Narendra Modi Stadium pitch is known as a neutral pitch where both batsmen and bowlers can shine. With the average batting score of just around 170 runs, so expect this to be a high scoring match. Additionally, spinners tend to have a great impact on this pitch, so both sides will rely on their spinners to get them wickets.

Punjab Kings Expected Playing 11

  • KL Rahul (c & wk)
  • Mayank Aggarwal
  • Chris Gayle
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Moises Henriques
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Fabian Allen
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Ravi Bishnoi

Kolkata Knight Riders Expected Playing 11

  • Shubhman Gill
  • Nitish Rana
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Eoin Morgan (c)
  • Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Pat Cummins
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • Shivam Mavi

Top 5 Fantasy Picks for PBKS vs KKR IPL 2021 Match

KL Rahul

Captain of PBKS, KL Rahul is one of the best players in the IPL. Last year, Rahul was the winner of the orange cap and he has continued that form this season as well. Currently, Rahul is no.2 in the race for orange cap with 221 runs to his name in 5 innings. Additionally, the PBKS skipper has scored 3 half-centuries as well. He can help you win some great rewards on apps like Khiladi Adda.

Nitish Rana

Picking batsmen for your fantasy team is quite essential to increase your chances of winnings exciting rewards by using your cricket knowledge. For the upcoming game, you can include the duo of Nitish Rana in your team. Rana has been in phenomenal form with 186 runs to his name in 5 innings.

Andre Russell

After an underwhelming start to the season, Andre Russell has improved his batting as well as bowling. Russell has scored 108 runs so far and also has 7 wickets to his name. Including him in your will could help you gain a lot of points for this upcoming fixture.

Pat Cummins

If KKR wants to win this game, it will come down to their ability to stop PBKS’ top order batsmen. This task will be most likely handled to Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy. Cummins has 4 wickets in 5 matches, but he can use his experience wisely and help KKR in winning the match.

Mohammed Shami

From Punjab’s dugout, you can go for the experienced Indian pacer Mohammad Shami. Shami brings a lot on the table for the team and his ability to take wickets in the initial overs will surely help the team in pressurizing their opponents. As for his stats, Shami has 6 wickets to his name in 5 games.

PBKS vs KKR Match Prediction

While historically, KKR has dominated PBKS in IPL with winning 18/27 matches, they are surely the underdogs for their upcoming fixture. Looking at the current forms of the teams, PBKS should win against Kolkata on Monday.