On Monday in IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the worst-ever team of the current IPL season, and Punjab Kings, ranked number five in the point table, will face each other. To stay in the tournament, Kolkata would like to win the 21st match of IPL 2021 to be held at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. From here, however, the chances for KKR are few, as they are still at the bottom of the table with just two points after winning a match and it will be very difficult to reach the playoffs after losing this match. On the other hand, if Punjab loses, then it will be equal to Kolkata compared to points and in the event of defeat with less margin, its net run rate will be better than Kolkata.
While Punjab is coming out defeating the most successful IPL team Mumbai Indians in the last match, Kolkata is losing to the struggling team Rajasthan. Although the players will be excited about playing at the Narendra Modi Stadium, but the previous performance will also be in their minds. Punjab were still doing well in batting due to captain Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda being in form, but the tremendous return of their bowlers in the last match is a good sign for them. With the arrival of Ravi Bishnoi, the team can now rely on the spin department for wickets.
At the same time, no batsman has been able to perform effectively for Kolkata. Opener Nitish Rana, who has played good innings of 80 and 57 runs respectively in the first two games, has also faded in the last three games. At the same time, Shubman Gill has also got a good start, but he too has not been able to play long innings so far. Captain Eoin Morgan’s bat in the lower order is calm. Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, and Pat Cummins have looked good with the bat, but they too have not won a match to the team so far.
Let us know how the predicted playing XI of both the teams can be in this match-
Predicted playing XI of Punjab Kings: –KL Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shah Rukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammed Shami.
Predicted playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders: –Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narayan, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakraborty, Shivam Mavi, and the Prasidh Krishna.