PBKS vs KKR IPL Fantasy League Tips Season long Day 18

IPL Fantasy League 2021 – Match 21, PBKS vs KKR – Fantasy Tips

Russell and Rahul are good C and VC options.

The 21st match in this IPL 2021 season will start at 7:30 PM IST, between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Ahmedabad. In this article, let us discuss the Season Long Fantasy League team setup for Match 21.

Punjab Kings might be happy with their clean win over Mumbai Indians in the last match whereas KKR is in deep trouble with their batting and they are at the bottom of the points table with just one win in the five matches played so far. This is the first IPL match to be played in Ahmedabad this season. Both these teams are going to play their next four matches at this venue. Who will make this as their winning forte?

PBKS will have a gap of five matches and KKR will have a gap of four matches before their next match. So we will not be able to carry very few players from these two teams. So not worth spending many transfers for this match. We have five players for this match already. We have good Captaincy options as well. So we do not want to spend any extra transfers for this match.

Players available for the Current Match: KL Rahul (PBKS), Mayank Agarwal (PBKS), Arshdeep Singh (PBKS), Shubman Gill (KKR), Andre Russell (KKR)

Number of Transfers: None (+ One Uncapped)

Number of transfers Remaining: 81

Transfer Out:

Jonny Bairstow (SRH): Except Bairstow, all the other players in our season fantasy team are playing the match today or tomorrow. So we are transferring him out.

Uncapped Transfer In: 

Nitish Rana (KKR): KKR has become the worst team in Power Play this season. Their scoring rate was poor and were losing the wickets in power play. This might warrant some changes in the batting order for KKR to capitalize the power play. Whatever might be the changes, Nitish Rana should be batting at the top order only.

This match features few other good uncapped players like Deepak Hooda (PBKS), Varun Chakravarthy (KKR), Ravi Bishnoi (PBKS), Rahul Tripathi (KKR).

Note: In the recently concluded England Series, this pitch mostly assisted batsmen and spinners didn’t get much help from the pitch. After the pitch report, we might change the uncapped player accordingly.

Our Fantasy Team:

KL Rahul (VC), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Andre Russell (C), Glenn Maxwell, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh


Captain: Andre Russell (KKR) (If KKR bats first) / KL Rahul (If PBKS bats first)

Vice Captain: KL Rahul (If KKR bats first) / Andre Russell (KKR) (If PBKS bats first)

Andre Russel usually bats up the order when KKR bats first. However it did not happen in the last KKR game and KKR got enough criticism for that. Hopefully they will send him early this time when KKR bats first.

Disclaimer: There is no single perfect template to play fantasy league. Understand that this is our way of playing the game. We provide the rationale behind our player selection, which you may or may not agree with it. Just understand the key insights from the article and play it in your style and have fun.