Kolkata and Punjab will be playing the 45th match of the season at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The game will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST), and the live streaming of the same will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. They played the first match of the Indian T20 League on 26th April. Kolkata won the toss and was elected to field.
Punjab's batters couldn't convert the start provided by KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. They added 36 runs in 5.4 overs. Only five batters managed to cross double-digit figures. Punjab made 123 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.
Kolkata had a pretty poor start as both the openers were dismissed for just nine runs. Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan helped the team cross the line. Tripathi made 41 runs off 32 deliveries, and Morgan made 47 runs off 40 balls. Kolkata won the game in 16.4 overs by five wickets. Morgan was adjudged player of the match. We have included today match playing 11, live pitch report today match, today's weather report, today match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips & tricks in this article.
Kolkata and Punjab have played a total of 28 games against each other. Kolkata has won 19 games out of these 28 and has dominated the Punjab vs Kolkata head-to-head battle. Punjab has managed to win only nine games.
This section contains probable playing 11 today for both teams.
Kolkata Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Punjab Playing 11
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer made his Indian T20 League debut against Bangalore. He made 41 runs off 27 balls in that game. In the second game against Mumbai, he made 53 runs off 30 deliveries.
Iyer has been scoring consistently in the last few matches. He's contributing a lot to the team's effort. Kolkata has now made a move to address a weakness in their batting lineup.
2. Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna is the leading wicket-taker for Kolkata in the tournament. He has picked 11 wickets in nine games at an average of 28.18, an economy of 8.98, and a strike rate of 18.8. In the game against Mumbai, he picked two wickets in four overs. He picked the wickets of Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav.
1. KL Rahul
KL Rahul is the leading run-scorer for the Punjab team in the Indian T20 League 2021 season. He made 380 runs in eight games at an average of 63.33 and a strike rate of 137.68. Rahul has hit four half-centuries in the tournament.
2. Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh is the leading wicket-taker for Punjab in the team. He has picked 12 wickets in seven games at an average of 15.16, an economy of 8.14, and a strike rate of 11.1. In the first match against Rajasthan, Arshdeep picked a fifer. It was the third five-wicket haul in the tournament.
This section contains fantasy today playing 11 teams.
You can pick Venkatesh Iyer or KL Rahul as the captain of today's T20 match. You can pick Andre Russell or Deepak Hooda as the vice-captain of the Indian T20 League match today.
Today Match Pitch Report
Kolkata and Punjab would be playing this match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium is generally flat, but gets slightly slower as the game progresses.
A score of 160-plus is considered good. The average first-innings score here is 158, and it goes down to 144 for Indian T20 League matches. Chasing teams have won 54 out of 93 games played here.
Today Weather Report
The match will be starting at 6:00 PM local time. The temperature during the game is likely to remain over 30°C. The atmosphere is predicted to remain clear and very warm.
Our prediction is Kolkata might win this game. It was our Kolkata vs Punjab match prediction article. We are a new fantasy app. Follow our social media handles to remain updated.