Kolkata vs Punjab Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

In the earlier encounter Punjab lost to Kolkata by just 2 runs. Kolkata still holds the last play-off spot with 12 points but that gap could be closed tomorrow. If Punjab win tomorrow by a better net run-rate, they will be on 12 points as well and Kolkata could drop down to 5th.

Kolkata vs Punjab - Match 46: Venue Details

The match between Kolkata and Punjab will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah and telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 191 (So far on this ground)
  • Record of chasing teams here: Won - 4, Lost - 5, Tied - 0

Kolkata vs Punjab: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

Temperature will be around 31 degrees but will cool down as the evening progresses. The bowlers have started to extract good swing at Sharjah and as the pitches have slowed down it has become difficult to score the runs even with short boundaries.

Know more about Kolkata vs Punjab teams below:

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket on Kolkata vs Punjab match:

  • 567 runs in 11 games & the top scorer by a long margin, KL Rahul has been smashing it this season. 
  • Nicholas Pooran has done well with 327 runs in 11 games at a strike-rate of 173.
  • Sunil Narine was blistering in the last game with the bat, scoring 64 off just 32 balls. His new bowling action is yet to give him a wicket.
  • Nitish Rana seemed at home in the opener's slot with a brilliant 81 off 53 deliveries.

Expert Opinion on Kolkata vs Punjab match

Picking more fast bowlers who can swing the ball is a good option at Sharjah now. You can try making one of them your vice-captain as well to get some differential points.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nitish Rana
  • Vice-Captain choices: Pat Cummins, Nicholas Pooran, Shubman Gill
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