Another destructive match is going to held between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight riders .
Kolkata’s journey in the tournament is not well .The team led by captain Eoin Morgan currently stays at the bottom of the table with the run rate of -0.675 after bearing a 6 wicket list against Rajasthan Royals.
KKR has only won a single game against SRH in their start of the campaign .
They had to face PBKS in their next match who have defeated Mumbai Indians in their previous match .
It’s very hard to beat PBKS as they are full of confidence and players are in good form specially KL Rahul.
Match –Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 21th match
Venue –Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Time – 7:30 p.m IST
Telecast– Hotstar,Starsports network
The pitch in Ahmedabad has been suitable for batting. The five-match T20I series between India and England took place at the venue and it turned out to be a high-scoring series.
The track isn’t expected to change nature and therefore batting second would be beneficial .
Toss is going to be a big factor.
Avg first innings score – 171(on the basis of T20 series IND vs ENG)
Chasing team won 3 games and lost 2.
Probable playing XI-
KL Rahul (C and WK), Mayank Aggarwal,Deepak Hooda ,Chris Gayle,Nicholas Pooran,Shahrukh Khan,Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh,Murugan Ashwin,Fabian Allen,Richardson.
Bench – Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Sarfaraz Khan, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Utkarsh Singh, Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena
Kolkata knight riders.
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.
Bench –Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Vaibhav Arora, Sandeep Warrier, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
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Head to head.
Played – 27 | Punjab Kings– 9 | Kolkata Knight Riders– 18 |N/R – 0
Batsman to watch out for-
KL Rahul -Punjab Kings.
KL Rahul has got his form .He already has four half-centuries to go with the highest score of 74. In the ongoing tournament, he has scored 221 runs at an average and strike rate of 55.25 and 133.13 respectively
Bowler to watch out for-
Pat Cummins- Kolkata knight riders.
Pat Cummins can be crucial in these conditions having a good speed and bounce .He picked up 4 wickets in the current season.
The team batting second have more chances to win the game.
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