IPL 2021: 21st Match Between KKR and PBKS

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings

21st Match:

The match between KKR and PBKS is the twenty first meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on April 26th 2021.

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KKR vs PBKS History:

The teams competed against each other 27 times, till date. Out of them, KKR won 18 times and lost 9 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against PBKS are LWWWW.

KKR Home:

The teams competed 11 times at the home ground of KKR. The home team won 8 times and lost thrice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against PBKS are WLWWW.

PBKS Home:

The teams faced each other 7 times at the home ground of PBKS. The host won thrice. On the other hand, visitors won 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against KKR are LWLWL.

Neutral Venue:

The teams met 9 times at the neutral venue. KKR won 6 times, whereas PBKS also won thrice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against PBKS are LWWWW.

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Points and Ranks:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

KKR is at the bottom of the table and will come at any of the middle three positions (fourth, fifth or sixth) with earning 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR are LLLLW.

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Punjab Kings:

PBKS is at fifth rank in the table and may earn 2 points and will come at fourth position after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS are WLLWL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Ahmedabad shows the weather would be mostly clear throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be 2% as of now, so there would be almost no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 29 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 to 15 km/h. The speed of wind would fluctuate and the temperature would be steady with the match progress.

Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Toss and Pitch:

Record of IPL:

Teams prefer to field first 6 times in 12 matches. The selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the team won thrice including a super over victory and lost thrice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WW*LLL.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times out of 12 matches, won thrice and lost thrice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLWWL.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 6 times including a tied game and lost 6 times as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WW*LLW.

The first batting team won the matches 6 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won also 6 times including a victory in one over eliminator.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LL*LLW.

Score:

The lowest successful defended total was 134 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 165 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 134, and the highest total was 201 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 102 runs, whereas the highest was 191 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 25.10 and 28.84 is for the second innings.

Record of IPL 2021:

The upcoming match will be the first of the current season

T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against KKR at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:

KKR got 2 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has an extremely poor record, as the team never won, yet and lost both the outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR at the venue are LL – – -.

PBKS had just 1 opportunity to play at the venue, and the team has an excellent record, as the team won the outing, though in the super over.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS at the venue are W* – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team may go with an unchanged XI despite defeat.

Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, R. Tripathi, N. Rana, E. Morgan, A. Russell, D. Karthik, S. Narine, P. Cummins, S. Mavi, P. Krishna, V. Chakravarthy 

Punjab Kings:

The team may go with pace of J. Richardson in place of F. Allen.

Punjab Kings Eleven: K. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Gayle, D. Hooda, N. Pooran, S. Khan, M. Henriques, J. Richardson, M. Shami, R. Bishnoi, A. Singh 

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.