Venue Stats (Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad)
In the 21st match of the IPL 2021, Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face each other at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad) this Monday (26th April) night.PBKS and KKR, both have already played five matches in this IPL 2021. While PBKS have won twice and lost thrice in this IPL 2021, KKR has won only once and lost four consecutive times.
The right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami has taken 45 T20 wickets for PBKS. With four more wickets, he will become the second most wicket-taker as a pacer for PBKS after surpassing Irfan Pathan (47 T20 wickets) and Parvinder Awana (48 T20 wickets). Former PBKS cricketer Sandeep Sharma is leading this list with 71 T20 wickets for this team.
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami tends to lose his length while bowling in the death overs in T20s which makes him less effective as compared to Jasprit Bumrah, said former India batsman Virender Sehwag.
A tall, elegant right-hand batsman who can keep a wicket in a crisis, KL Rahul is among the most highly rated opening batsmen in India’s next generation. He has managed 29 dismissals (28 catches and only one stumping) as a wicket-keeper for the Punjab Kings, is one dismissal away to surpass former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist (29 dismissals), and become the second most successful wicket-keeper for PBKS in terms of most dismissals. Wriddhiman Saha is leading this list with 54 T20 dismissals for this tea.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Eoin Morgan led-side has failed in every department so far. He would be looking to regroup and put up a dominating show. He has already scored 6957 T20 runs.
He has picked up 28 wickets against Punjab Kings. He is four wickets away to complete his 150 T20 wickets for this team. He become the first KKR bowler to achieve this feat.
Chri Gayle has scored 700 runs at an average of 47 against KKR in the IPL. He posted 51 off 29 balls when these teams last faced off in IPL 2020.
Andre Russell has picked up 69 T20 wickets for KKR. He will surpass former KKR leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (71 T20 wickets for KKR) and become the second most T20 wicket-taker for this team.