IPL 2021: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream11 Team Prediction, Top Dream11 picks for PBKS vs KKR

PBKS vs KKR 2021: Here are our top Dream11 picks for the game between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

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PBKS vs KKR IPL 2021
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2021

The 21st match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will see KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) locking horns with two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The two sides will face each other on April 26 (Monday) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

All the games of IPL 2021 will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD TV channels in India. Moreover, it will be live-streamed on the Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV App.

Let’s look at our fantasy 11 predictions for this clash and here are the top picks for PBKS vs KKR.

Team PreviewPunjab Kings

Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings are coming to this clash with a brilliant victory in their previous game against defending champions Mumbai Indians. This win ended their three-match losing streak earlier in the tournament. The KL Rahul-led side currently holds the fifth spot in the Points Table. PBKS included Ravi Bishnoi in the clash against MI where he emerged as the pick of the bowlers. However, the form of Nicholas Pooran continues to hurt them and they might include Dawid Malan in this match.

Team PreviewKolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders

The Eoin Morgan-led side is struggling at the last spot in the Points Table with a solitary win after five matches. After winning their inaugural game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, KKR has lost four games on-trot. The Kolkata-based franchise also looks like one of the most unsettled teams without the perfect batting order. They need to make several changes in their lineup to find the right combination ahead of their clash scheduled against PBKS.

Match Details

  • Date: April 26, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 PM (IST) onwards 
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Squads

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (WK), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 27
  • PBKS won: 9
  • KKR won: 18
  • No Result: 0
  • Tie: 0

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Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings Playing XI

  • Mayank Agarwal
  • KL Rahul (C&WK)
  • Chris Gayle
  • Nicholas Pooran/Dawid Malan
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Moises Henriques
  • Fabian Allen/Jhye Richardson
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

  • Nitish Rana
  • Shubman Gill
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine
  • Eoin Morgan (C)
  • Dinesh Karthik (WK)
  • Andre Russell
  • Pat Cummins
  • Shivam Mavi
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Varun Chakravarthy

Key Players:

  • Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins

Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy captain for PBKS vs KKR:

  • KL Rahul
  • Chris Gayle
  • Pat Cummins

Top picks for Dream11 Fantasy Vice-Captain

Here are our three picks for probable Dream11 Fantasy vice-captain for PBKS vs KKR:

  • Andre Russell
  • Nitish Rana
  • Mayank Agarwal

Dream11 Fantasy Team 1

PBKS vs KKR IPL 2021 Dream11

Wicket-keeper:

  • Dinesh Karthik
  • KL Rahul (C)

Batsmen:

  • Chris Gayle
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Nitish Rana
  • Shahrukh Khan

All-rounders:

  • Andre Russell (VC)
  • Deepak Hooda

Bowlers:

  • Mohammed Shami
  • Pat Cummins
  • Varun Chakravarthy

Dream11 Fantasy Team 2

PBKS vs KKR IPL 2021 Dream11

Wicket-keeper:

  • KL Rahul

Batsmen:

  • Chris Gayle (C)
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Nitish Rana (VC)
  • Rahul Tripathi

All-rounders:

  • Andre Russell
  • Deepak Hooda

Bowlers:

  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Pat Cummins
  • Prasidh Krishna

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