Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-07-01 04:23:00
KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Punjab Kings in the 20th match of IPL 2020 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It is going to be a very interesting match between these two sides as both have performed well so far. Both teams have played 12 matches and scored 10 wins out of them with their batting department being strong as compared to bowling department.
If you are looking for KKR vs PBKS Dream11 prediction, then you have come to the right place. Here we will discuss about the players who will perform well and those who might disappoint in the match. Let's get started.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will open the innings. Mayank Agarwal has scored more than 400 runs this season, while KL Rahul has scored a century this season. Both are very good batsmen and can be expected to do well in the match as well.
It is expected that there would be an opening partnership of approximately 30 runs for the two teams, after which KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal would be dismissed by bowlers from Punjab Kings XI Punjab.
You won't be surprised to know that both teams have scored around 400 runs in the IPL 2020 so far. It's very important to understand this simple point as this will help you decide whether you want to go with a batsman or bowler.
Both opening batsmen are in good form, they both have scored a century this season and they are playing their second game of the tournament against each other. So it is better to go with your gut feeling rather than going by stats alone.
Chris Gayle is a good batsman. He has scored a lot of runs this season, and he scored a fifty in the last match as well. He is also a must pick for your dream11 team.
Mandeep Singh is a good batsman and has scored a century this season. He will be the best player to have in your team as he has scored more than 400 runs this season. He is also a good performer in the IPL.
Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda are the two batsmen who have scored 100+ runs for their respective teams. Nicholas Pooran has scored 101, 94 and 102* in his three innings so far, while Deepak Hooda has scored 158*, 82 and 88* in his three innings. Both of them have also hit a century each.
Nicholas Pooran had a good season last year as well, where he played eight matches and scored 338 runs from eight matches at an average of 40.11 with a strike rate of 95.65 with one century (136) and four half-centuries (77, 105*, 83 & 68). In the first match against Delhi Capitals, he scored 136 off just 71 balls including 13 sixes – most by any player in T20 cricket history!
Hooda too had some great performances last season where he played 10 matches scoring 404 runs at an average of 42 with 8 fifties (72*, 60* 56*, 50+, 62*, 72, 57)
He has scored more than 400 runs this season, and his batting average is around 50. He has also scored a century this season, making him one of the best batsmen in IPL 2019.
Mayank Agarwal has scored more than 400 runs this season and has also scored a century this season. He is the leading run-scorer for KKR in the IPL 2019 so far, having made 405 runs in 12 matches at an average of 41.33 with three fifties and one hundred to his name. As far as his past record is concerned, he has been consistent with both bat and ball during the previous editions of IPL as well*
We believe this is the probable KKR 11 for today's game.
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik
Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are the key players to watch out for from this team.
Pat Cummins and Kamlesh Nagarkoti was also added in the squad along with Varun Chakravarthy for this tournament.
You can pick a total of 11 players for your Dream11 team.
Here's how you go about it:
Sign up to https://dream11.com/register?offer_id=6&aff_id=5255&setname=kolkata and create a team name and password, if you don't have one already.
Log in using the email address and password used to sign up on dream11 website above and click on 'My Teams' tab which is on top right corner of the page (see screenshot below). You will see all teams added by other users as well as yours if they exist, so make sure you add one before going forward with this step otherwise no menu options will appear later when we move down to next line where we want them appearing soon after clicking `Add New Team`. This means that whatever happens from now onwards should be done within "My Teams" section only since everything else would appear there too but won't work properly unless I'm logged into my account first!
In the last few matches, KKR's batting order has been weak. They have lost most of their matches due to this reason only. And that's why they brought in Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik; both are very good batsmen and have scored 150+ runs this season so far. Harshal Patel is also a good bowler who can bowl at 140-145 kmph and take wickets consistentl
Both Bravo and Pant are very good batsmen and have scored 150+ runs this season so far. Their average of the last few matches is around 50-55, which is quite good in the current ODI format where almost everyone gets out after scoring around 30-35 runs.
Both of them have played some really good knocks for their team in recent matches, but as much as you might like to think about these two batsmen scoring big runs for their respective teams, it’s unlikely that they will get more than 100 runs each at the end of this match.
On the other hand, Harshal Patel is taking wickets consistently from last 5 matches. He has picked up 6 wickets in last 5 matches and has also taken wickets in his last 4 matches as well.
He got 2/43 against Mumbai Indians and also scored 18 runs with the bat in that game. In fact, he is one of those players who can bat as well as bowl for his team when needed.
Harshal Patel is an important player for Rajasthan Royals this season as he can be used to open along with Ajinkya Rahane or play a supporting role to Jos Buttler at no 3 position depending upon requirement of situation or pitch condition etc
KKR will look to play a big game today with their top order. They have been in good form and they should be able to win against Punjab Kings.