Punjab Kings will be all set to lock horns against Kolkata Knight Riders in this crucial TATA IPL encounter. Welcome to the PBKS vs KOL Dream11 team prediction today and match preview.
Punjab Kings showcased amazing will but lacked consistency resulting in 7 wins and 7 defeats in the last season which could keep them focused on improving their contributions to stay in top contention.
Kolkata Knight Riders on the other hand started off poorly last year and ended up playing catch even after winning 3 of their last 5 games pushing them to 6th place which could improve drastically considering their ability to bounce back.
Probable Winner, Match Tips, and Match Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders should win this match by a very close margin.
PBKS- 1.85 KOL- 2.08
Pitch Report and Toss
The pitch is beneficial for pace bowlers. The winners of the toss should bowl first.
The weather forecasts a warm humid day.
Probable Playing 11
J.Sharma (wk), B.Rajapaksa, S.Dhawan, S.Khan, H.Singh, S.Curran, L.Livingstone, S.Raza, A.Singh, K.Rabada, R.Chahar
Kolkata Knight Riders
R.Gurbaz (wk), L.Das, N.Rana, V.Iyer, S.Narine, A.Russell, S.Al Hasan, T.Southee, S.Thakur, U.Yadav, L.Ferguson
Match: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date and Time: 1st April – 03:30 pm IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Punjab, India
Telecast: Star Sports Network, Jio Cinema App and Website
PBKS vs KOL Dream11 Team Prediction Today, TATA IPL, Fantasy Cricket Picks, Match Preview
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (7.5 Cr) has managed to play an essential batting role for his team with a total of 206 runs in 6 matches last year along with his consistent contributions behind the stumps.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (7.5 Cr) has scored 289 runs in his last 10 T20I matches with drastic improvements in his batting potential which can make him a crucial addition to this squad.
Shikhar Dhawan (9.0 Cr) managed to showcase his responsible role as the opening batsman last season with 460 runs that made him the leading runscorer from his team and can continue to help his performance.
Nitish Rana (8.5 Cr) scored 361 runs in his last 14 IPL matches which could push him to build up momentum with his consistent contributions backed up with his recent bowling improvements.
Venkatesh Iyer (8.5 Cr) can perform well with the bat and ball but was not given the necessary game time to showcase his true potential which earned him 182 runs with greater potential that can push him to give his all in this match.
Liam Livingstone (9.0 Cr) was an amazing force in the top order last season with 437 runs in 14 matches added with his ability to find important wickets which makes him our prime choice for this encounter.
Andre Russell (9.0 Cr) should be able to bring in his strong form from T20 experience into the game that earned him335 runs and 17 wickets to make him the leading wicket taker from his team.
Shakib Al Hasan (8.0 Cr) will be making his way back to the starting 11 after an incredible series with Bangladesh that could enhance his all-round performance to push for a better outcome as a potential game-changer.
Kagiso Rabada (9.0 Cr) was the leading wicket-taker from his side with 23 wickets in 13 matches last season added with his ability to score decent runs to help the tail end of the batting order.
Arshdeep Singh (8.5 Cr) managed to find 10 wickets in 14 matches in the last season and has since managed to make his way to the national team with a strong T20 World Cup that should keep him motivated to start this campaign with a similar attacking threat.
Lockie Ferguson (8.0 Cr) can make good use of the surface with amazing control over his lines and lengths which can push him to add more wickets that were missing last season.
Dream11 Team Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain
A.Rusell will be our captain because of his ability to create power-hitting strikes along with amazing bowling control.
L.Livingstone will be our vice-captain because of his ability to help the side with consistent batting and bowling efforts.
DREAM 11 TEAM
Rajapaksa, Gurbaz, Dhawan, Rana, Iyer, Livingstone (VC), Al Hasan, Russell (VC), Rabada, Singh, Ferguson
Dream11 Team Disclaimer
The veracity of our selections and team is based on earnest analysis of the league, matches, and playing 11s. We implore you to forage your team by your own accord with these facets helping spur your decision making.
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