Kolkata vs Punjab Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks
Kolkata is in high spirits after beating Delhi by 3 wickets in their last game. The 2nd Leg of the Indian T20 League season has been good for the men in purple. They have won 3 out of their 4 games and only lost to Chennai in a tight game.
Punjab’s story is the same as always, they have struggled in the batting department since no one other than their captain KL Rahul is consistent enough. They lost their last game vs Mumbai by 6 wickets, making this a must-win match for them.
Indian T20 League
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
7:30 PM IST
Expected Weather Conditions
32°C, humid weather with hot wind
Decent track for batters, bowlers with variations will be effective
Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata vs Punjab – Match 45: Venue Details
The match between Kolkata vs Punjab will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai & telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.
- Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 144 (Par score here)
Kolkata vs Punjab: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
This is a good deck to bat on if the batsmen give themselves some time. Early seam movement is there, but it is not much trouble. Batting first is the right option on this ground.
Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:
Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket in Kolkata vs Punjab match:
- Rahul Tripathi has been in top form for Kolkata with 315 runs, a 74* in 11 matches at a strike-rate of 144.49.
- Mayank Agarwal missed the last game, but he will be back tonight and is a key player for Punjab with 332 runs in 9 matches at a strike-rate of 142.48 and the best score of 99*.
- Varun Chakravarthy has had a poor last few games, but he is the key spinner for Kolkata with 11 wickets in 11 matches at an economy rate of 6.81 and a best of 3/13.
- Mohammad Shami has risen up the wicket-taking leaderboard with 14 wickets in 11 games at an economy rate of 7.64 and a best of 3/21.
Expert Opinion on Kolkata vs Punjab match
Gill is yet to hit a big score, but he is in decent form with the bat. Against Punjab, he might be able to get that fifty. A good option for captain or vice-captain.
Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team
- Captain choices: KL Rahul, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill
Vice-Captain choices: Sunil Narine, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh