IPL 2021: Match 21, Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 21

Time:  7:30 PM IST

Date:  26 April 2021

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad


This would be the first game of the season in Ahmedabad. Both teams will play their sixth match of this season. After their five matches of this season, PBKS have won twice and lost thrice while KKR has lost four consecutive matches in this IPL 2021 after winning their season opener.

Punjab Kings have won two of their five games, and they need to adapt to Ahmedabad’s condition. KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda have been scoring runs, whereas Chris Gayle also proved his class in the last game. The arrival of Ravi Bishnoi is a boost for the side, whereas Shami has been bowling well at the death.

Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost four games on the trot, and they would want to make a comeback. Nitish Rana has been their best batsman, whereas the rise of Pat Cummins and Andre Russel is a boost for this side. The middle-order of the side needs to step up.

PBKS vs KKR Head to Head

Total Matches:  27,  PBKS Won:  9, KKR Won: 18, NR: 0

Pitch Report

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 should be the way forward.

Possible Playing XI

Punjab Kings:

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

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

PBKS vs KKR Match 21 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. KKR is not performing as per their potential in this season. Punjab Kings eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Punjab Kings are likely to emerge as winners over Kolkata Knight Riders.

For a thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have concluded that Punjab Kings will win this match but still, there will be a tough fight from both the teams and a thrilling, high-score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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