Fantasy team for Today’s Kolkata vs Punjab Match
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Kolkata & Punjab Playing 11
One of Anukul Roy or Suyash Sharma could be used as an impact player.
Kolkata: Rahmanullah Gurbaz* (wk), Jason Roy*, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell*, Sunil Narine*, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
Punjab: Prabhsimran Singh/Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short/Sikandar Raza*, Liam Livingstone*, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran*, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis*, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Eden Gardens, Kolkata Pitch Report
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 214
2nd innings average score: 198
Wickets per innings: 5
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Seamers took 64% of the wickets. Of the 33 wickets that fell, 10 fell in the powerplay.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Rinku Singh (20) and Jitesh Sharma (16) have blasted the most sixes for their respective teams in this edition, collectively providing an average of 7.2 bonus points per game.
Nathan Ellis has bagged nine wickets in this tournament, generating an average of 37.5 points per game. Given his variations, he is often used at the death, where he often makes a significant impact.
When these teams met earlier in the competition, Arshdeep Singh (three wickets) was the power player for Punjab.
For Kolkata, Sunil Narine has taken the most wickets (33) against Punjab – of which 11, including the best figures of five for 19, have come at the Eden Gardens.
In addition to collecting 366 runs at 37 including the most sixes (27), Andre Russell has picked 14 wickets against Punjab.
Liam Livingstone (155 runs and two wickets) featured in the Best11 in four of his last five T20s.
Shikhar Dhawan has amassed 850 runs including the highest score of 97* against Kolkata.
Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, and Shardul Thakur have managed only 11 wickets between themselves in this edition.