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PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Prediction and Player Stats: IPL 2021

PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Prediction: 26th Match, IPL 2021

Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will play against each other in the 26th match of IPL 2021 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. We will cover PBKS vs BLR Dream11 PredictionProbable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021.

Punjab Kings:

Punjab Kings have managed to win only two out of the six matches and are currently at the 6th position on the points table with four points. They performed poorly in the lost game and, as a result, lost by six wickets.

The openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been doing a decent job providing a good start but have been slightly slow in their approach. At No.3, Chris Gayle has played only a couple of good knocks so far this season.

In the middle-order, except for the first match, Deepak Hooda hasn’t played a big inning. Nicholas Pooran finally managed to score some runs in the last game. Moises Henriques has also not appeared to be batting comfortably, and the youngster Sharukh Khan is playing well, but he needs to score runs quickly. Jordan batted well in the last match and scored runs rapidly.

The bowlers are also similar to the batsmen as they have also lacked consistency in their performance. Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh have been the go-to bowlers for PBKS, and they managed to pick up a wicket each in the last match. The spinners Deepak Hooda and Ravi Bishnoi are also bowling well, picking up some crucial wickets. Henriques managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.

Punjab Kings have been making changes in their playing XI, and batting order, which they need to sort out as almost half the tournament is over.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are back to winning ways and have won five out of the six matches and are currently at the 2nd position on the points table with ten points. They performed well in the last game and won the thrilling encounter by just one run.

Except for one match, Virat Kohli has not scored runs freely and appeared to be struggling slightly. Padikkal is batting well, scoring quick runs, but he is getting out early from the last couple of matches. At No.3, Rajat Patidar batted well after a couple of failures.

Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers have been the team’s backbone as they have handled the middle-order very well. Maxwell hasn’t scored much in the last match, but de Villiers batted magnificently, scoring 75* runs and helped the team to post a good total. With Daniel Sams coming into the team, the lower middle-order looks better.

The bowlers have been very impactful for RCB so far. Harshal Patel is consistently picking up wickets and picked up two wickets in the last match. Kyle Jamieson and Siraj have also done a brilliant job in the pace department. The team’s spin department is looking a little weak as both Chahal and Sundar are struggling to pick up wickets.

Royal Challengers Bangalore has appeared to be a balanced team in the last match, and they need to keep performing the same way.

PBKS vs BLR Match Details

Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 26th Match, Indian Premier League, 2021

Date: 30th April 2021

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

PBKS vs BLR Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 26

PBKS Won: 14

BLR Won: 12

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 147

Average second innings score: 148

(The average score is based on two matches played at this venue so far in this season)

The ground is a massive one, and batsmen will have to put extra effort to score boundaries. The pitch is neutral between bat and ball. Teams would prefer to chase because of the dew factor. We can expect a high-scoring game between PBKS vs BLR.

(The chasing team at this venue has won one out of the two matches in this season)

Weather Forecast

The weather will be partly cloudy, but there is no chance of rain during the match.

PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Team News

PBKS:

  • The Kings could again make a lot of changes in their Playing XI.
  • They might replace Chris Gayle or Nicholas Pooran with Dawid Malan.
  • Jhye Richardson can also come into the XI in place of M Henriques.

BLR:

  • Scott Kuggeleijn has finished his quarantine and has joined the squad as a replacement for Kane Richardson.
  • They are likely to go with the same playing XI as of the last match.

PBKS vs BLR Probable Playing XI

Punjab Kings:

KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran/Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques/Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Top Picks for PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Team

PBKS:

KL Rahul:

(5 M, 221 R, 48 A)

Skipper KL Rahul is in good form so far this season and has scored three fifties already but is scoring runs at a lower strike rate. He scored 19 runs in the last match and is a good choice for Captain in PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Team.

Mayank Agarwal:

(6 M, 161 R, 26.83 A)

He opens the innings and is an excellent striker of the ball. Agarwal scored 31 runs in the last match.

Chris Gayle:

(6 M, 119 R, 19.83 A)

Gayle bats destructively, but this season he has been remarkably silent. He was out for a duck in the last match.

Mohammad Shami:

(6 M, 22 O, 7 W)

He is an experienced player and bowls at a perfect pace. Shami bowled well and picked up a wicket in the last match.

Arshdeep Singh:

(6 M, 18.2 O, 7 W)

He has been performing well this season. Arshdeep managed to pluck a wicket in the last match.

Deepak Hooda:

(6 M, 110 R, 27.50 A + 9 O, 2 W)

Hooda is a batting all-rounder and bowls right-arm off-break. He scored only one run and was expensive with the ball but managed to pick up a  wicket.

Moises Henriques:

(3 M, 16 R, 8 A + 5 O, 1 W)

He is a middle-order batsman and can bowl a few overs of medium pace. Henriques scored only two runs but picked up a wicket.

Ravi Bishnoi:

(2 M, 8 O, 2 W)

He is a young right-arm leg-break bowler and bowled very well in the last match but was unlucky to go wicketless.

Dawid Malan

(yet to play in the IPL)

He is currently the best T20I batsman in the world. He hasn’t got any opportunity to play this season. Dawid Malan will play in the middle order and try to bring solidarity in the middle order.

Nicholas Pooran:

(6 M, 28 R, 5.60 A)

Pooran can play big shots in the middle-order. He has been entirely out of form this season and scored 19 runs from 19 balls in the last match.

Shahrukh Khan:

(6 M, 103 R, 34.33 A)

He is an all-rounder and can play the role of finisher very well. Sharukh scored 153 runs in the previous game.

Jhye Richardson:

(3 M, 15 R, 7.50 A + 11 O, 3 W)

Richardson was one of the expensive buys for PBKS, but he has not performed up to expectations. He did not play the last match.

Chris Jordan:

(1 M, 30 R, 30 A + 3 O, 0 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and batted brilliantly in the first match of the season, scoring 30 runs from just 18 balls but went wicketless.

Mandeep Singh

(104 M, 1659 R, 22.12 A)

Mandeep will play in the middle order if he gets a chance to play. He has a lot of experience in the IPL and can be handy with the bat in the middle order for the Kings.

BLR:

Virat Kohli:

(6 M, 163 R, 32.60 A)

Virat Kohli has appeared to be struggling in the last couple of matches. He scored only 12 runs in the previous game, but he is a perfect pick as a Captain in PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Team.

Devdutt Padikkal:

(5 M, 188 R, 47 A)

He is a young left-handed batsman and is batting aggressively this season. Padikkal scored 17 runs in the last match.

Glenn Maxwell:

(6 M, 223 R, 44.60 A + 2 O, 0 W)

Maxwell is an all-rounder and provides stability in the middle-order. He scored 25 runs in the last match.

AB de Villiers:

(6 M, 204 R, 68 A)

ABD has been in brilliant form so far this season and scored 75* runs from just 42 balls in the last match.

Harshal Patel:

(6 M, 4 R, 2 A + 24 O, 17 W)

He is currently the purple cap holder. Harshal picked up two wickets in the last match.

Kyle Jamieson:

(6 M, 43 R, 14.33 A + 21 O, 7 W)

Jamieson has managed to pick up some crucial wickets this season. In the last match, he managed to pluck a wicket.

Daniel Sams:

(1 M, 3 R, 3 A + 2 O, 0 W)

He is an all-rounder and can perform pretty well with both bat and ball. Daniel Sams scored 3* runs and went wicketless in his first match of the season.

Mohammed Siraj:

(6 M, 23 O, 6 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and has improved a lot this season. Siraj was expensive but managed to pick up a wicket.

Washington Sundar:

(6 M, 31 R, 7.75 A + 16 O, 3 W)

W Sundar has neither contributed much with the bat nor the ball. He scored six runs and went wicketless in the last match.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

(6 M, 19 O, 3 W)

He is an experienced spinner in the team and has appeared to be out of form this season. Chahal went wicketless in the last match.

Rajat Patidar

(3 M, 40 R, 13 A)

He batted brilliantly in the last game and scored 31 runs when the team was struggling.

PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Prediction

Final Team:

Wicket-Keepers:
L Rahul (C), N Pooran

Batsmen:
V Kohli (Vc), D Padikkal, G Maxwell, C Gayle

All-Rounder:
Daniel Sams

Bowlers:
H Patel, K Jamieson, C Jordan, Y Chahal

  • You can pick Y Chahal to M Siraj.
  • M Shami can be a good pick in place of C Jordan.

PBKS vs BLR Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain

  • KL Rahul
  • Virat Kohli
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • AB de Villiers
  • Harshal Patel
  • Mohammad Shami

We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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