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| On Apr 26, 2021 3:03 PM IST

PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Tips for Match 21 IPL Today Match Prediction 26 April


Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream11: Yesterday’s doubleheader marked the end of Chennai -Mumbai leg in the ongoing edition of the IPL as the matches will now be played at Ahmedabad and Delhi. The first IPL match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings tonight.

Both teams are sitting in the second half of the points table and will be looking to climb up the ladder. With just one win in five games, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at the bottom of the spot. They started off the campaign with a win over SRH but have suffered four successive defeats since then. They will be hoping for some change in the fortune with the change in venue.

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, seems to be a bit relaxed than KKR as they are coming after securing 9 wickets thumping win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the previous encounter. In five games, Punjab Kings have two wins and three defeats and will be hoping to find the right combination and momentum early at Ahmedabad as they will be playing their next four games at this venue only.

Moreover, it will be interesting to watch who adapts to this change in the venue and condition and manages to take an edge. The clash will begin at 07:30 PM IST.

PBKS vs KOL Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture name: 21st Match, Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Competition: Vivo IPL 2021

Date: 26 April

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Ground: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Pitch Report: The Narendra Modi Stadium has both black and red soil variety pitches. In the recent ENG vs IND series, we witnessed a couple of low-scoring as well as high-scoring matches. It is expected to be a better surface to bat than Chennai and the dew is also likely to come into the picture in the second innings.

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PBKS vs KOL Playing 11

PBKS Team News

Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no injury concerns

Expected team changes

  • They are unlikely to make any changes to their line up
  • The top order is scoring runs
  • The bowlers M Shami, Arshdeep Singh, and R Bishnoi have picked up wickets
  • No changes are expected

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)

  1. KL Rahul
  2. M Agarwal
  3. C Gayle
  4. D Hooda
  5. N Pooran
  6. M Henriques
  7. Shahrukh Khan
  8. F Allen
  9. M Shami
  10. Arshdeep Singh
  11. R Bishnoi

KOL Team News

Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no reports of any injury in the squad

Expected team changes

  • KKR might be tempted to bring Harbhajan Singh back into the playing11
  • Singh has a better outing against C Gayle and KL Rahul than S Narine
  • Apart from this, no changes are expected

KOL Playing 11 (likely)

  1. S Gill
  2. N Rana
  3. R Tripathi
  4. Eoin Morgan
  5. D Karthik
  6. A Russell
  7. S Narine/H Singh
  8. P Cummins
  9. S Mavi
  10. P Krishna
  11. V Chakravorty

Who will win today IPL match

This looks like a tight battle. Both teams have enough firepower and power-hitters in their line-up and a high-scoring battle is expected to take place. It is advised to go with a 6-5 combination in your fantasy team for this fixture. However, if one team has to be picked, Punjab Kings are favorites to win this PBKS vs KOL Dream 11 Today Match Prediction as they are in a good momentum and a couple of more in-form players than KKR.

READ: PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for IPL 2021 Match 21

PBKS vs KOL Fantasy Picks

  • C Gayle has slammed 54 sixes against KKR which is the most by a player against KKR. Gayle also has the second-best strike rate and second-best average against KKR. He can be a game-changer for PBKS tonight
  • In five innings against Punjab Kings, Shubhman Gill has scored three half-centuries. Gill has scored 209 runs against Punjab Kings at an average of 104.50
  • A Russell strikes at 285.19 against M Shami and has scored 77 runs off just 27 balls faced by M Shami
  • Harbhajan Singh has a wonderful record against C Gayle and KL Rahul. Singh has dismissed Gayle 5 times and KL Rahul 3 times. He is a must-have pick if features in the playing11 tonight

PBKS vs KOL Dream 11 Prediction

BATSMEN: M Agarwal, C Gayle, R Tripathi, S Gill
ALL-ROUNDERS: A Russell, D Hooda
BOWLERS: A Singh, V Chakravorty, P Cummins, R Bishnoi

Read: PBKS vs KKR IPL 2021: 3 Potential Game-Changer In Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream11 Grand League, April 26

Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.