Highlights, PBKS vs KKR, IPL 2021, Match 21, Full Cricket Rating: Morgan’s unbeaten 47 guides Kolkata to five-wicket win
IPL 2021, Reside Cricket Rating, Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): DONE AND DUSTED! Present skipper Morgan and former skipper Dinesh Karthik seal the deal for KKR with a snug victory for KKR. Sure, they did endure preliminary blows within the chase however contributions from Tripathi (41) and Morgan (47), other than a small cameo from Russell (10) did it for Kolkata.
Preview: Having snapped their three-match shedding steak of their final recreation towards Mumbai Indians (MI), KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings will likely be wanting to proceed their successful momentum after they tackle an underneath stress Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 21 of the Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL) season on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.
This would be the first of 12 matches on the iconic stadium, which may even host all playoff matches in addition to the ultimate on 30 Might.
Each groups discover themselves on the mistaken finish of the factors desk, however Eoin Morgan’s KKR will likely be determined to arrest the slide, discovering themselves rock-bottom in eighth place with two factors (One win).
In the meantime, Punjab Kings are positioned fifth within the standings with 4 factors, and might go exchange MI in fourth place with a win towards Kolkata.
KL Rahul has been Punjab’s most constant batsman this season, having scored 221 runs from 5 video games. He’s the match’s second highest run-getter with Delhi Capitals’ (DC) Shikhar Dhawan main the charts with 251 runs.
Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami lead the workforce’s bowling charts with six wickets every however the remainder of the bowlers together with Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith are but to play in response to expectations.
Nevertheless, PBKS bowlers did put up an improved present towards MI of their final match with Shami and Ravi Bishnoi sharing 4 wickets between them, so that ought to come as an additional motivation.
One main fear for Punjab is Nicholas Pooran’s type thus far. Pooran, who amassed 353 runs final season, has endured scores of 0,0,9,0 in his final 4 outings with the bat though he didn’t have to bat towards MI three days again.
In the meantime, for KKR, their high and middle-order batting is a significant trigger for concern.
Nitish Rana has scored two half-centuries as far as has Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell and Pat Cummins (one fifty every) however even skipper Morgan has didn’t get going. Morgan has scored solely 45 runs from 5 video games.
KKR will hope their specialist batsmen begin to ship in large video games.
Russell leads the workforce’s wicket-taker checklist with seven scalps.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Reducing, Venkatesh Iyer and Pawan Negi.
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