Today’s Fantasy Team for Punjab vs Kolkata Match
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Punjab & Kolkata Playing XIs
Punjab: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short*, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sikandar Raza*, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran*, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis*, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata: Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine*, Narayan Jagdeesan (wk), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, David Wiese*, Andre Russell*, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee*, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali Pitch Report
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
(Based on last three professional T20s)
1st innings average score: 176
2nd innings average score: 190
Wickets per innings: 5
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: —
Batting 2nd: 100%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Andre Russell has often topped the fantasy charts when facing Punjab. He has smashed 54 boundaries in 11 innings, overall smashing 331 runs at 37, while also scalping 15 wickets.
Shikhar Dhawan has good numbers for this contest, averaging 29 against Kolkata and 31 at the venue.
Umesh Yadav and Sunil Narine have combined to dismiss 65 Punjab batters at a strike rate of 14.7, providing at least 75 points per game.
Matthew Short has been a frequent feature in Best11 in 2023: he has generated 30-run bonus four times and century bonus once, overall hammering 275 runs at 39 in eight T20s. He has also picked five wickets and pouched three catches.
Nitish Rana was in sensational form in the 2022-23 T20 domestic season, scoring 317 runs at 45 and picking 11 wickets at 11.5. However, there is a plot twist: he was dismissed for a duck in three of the last four matches against Punjab.
Tim Southee and Arshdeep Singh’s recent performances kept fantasy players happy. While Southee scalped 23 wickets in his last 15 games, Arshdeep managed 27 wickets in as many outings.
Jitesh Sharma scored 224 at 56 in the 2022-23 T20 domestic season. In the previous edition of the Indian T20 League, he scored 234 runs at 29.
Sam Curran’s best figures (four for 11) of the league came at the venue. He has also impressed with the bat in the tournament, scoring 337 runs at 22.
Top three batters scored seven of eight half-centuries and four of six thirties in the last three matches at the venue. Meanwhile, pacers picked 62% of the wickets.
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