Indian T20 League 2021: Match 21 PUN vs KOL – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Indian T20 League 2021: Match 21 PUN vs KOL – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

Can Kolkata turn around their fortunes in this season?

Match Details

The 21st game of the Indian T20 League between Punjab and Kolkata will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 26th April 2021.

The match will start at 7:30 PM IST. The live streaming will be available on the Hotstar app and website.

Preview 

Punjab and Kolkata will arrive at the world’s largest cricket stadium as the Ahmedabad leg of the tournament starts. However, both the teams wouldn’t prefer to change their base when things are going so badly for them. Kolkata have lost all their last four matches in the tournament. They have won only one match, against Hyderabad. 

Punjab, on the other hand, have won two matches so far. They won their last match against Mumbai in Chennai and now would be quite confident. Kolkata does have a slight advantage of having won more matches against Punjab than Punjab has won against them. In the 27 matches they have played against each other, Kolkata has won 18 while Punjab has only won nine games. 

Probable Playing XIs for PUN vs KOL

Punjab:

Predicted XI: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi

Kolkata:

Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson/Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.

Captaincy picks for PUN vs KOL

KL Rahul (Punjab)

The Karnataka batsman has been in superb form with the bat in this competition. As a captain, he should be happy about his innings in the previous match, which helped his side to a victory. He has scored 221 runs in his five matches so far. 

Andre Russell (Kolkata)

Andre Russell isn’t so big on numbers. He scored a brilliant 21-ball fifty in a match against Chennai a few days back. Russell didn’t get a big score in the next match. Given the batting of the KKR, Russell will have to take responsibility for the batting and death overs bowling. 

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

KL Rahul (c), Andre Russell

3-Player Team

Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins, Mayank Agarwal (C)

4-Player Team

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Chris Gayle (C), Mohammed Shami

11-Player Team

KL Rahul (C), Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Andre Russell (VC), Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami

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