IND T20 League 2024, KOL vs PUN, Match 42: Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2024

KOL vs PUN, 42nd Match



Targets in excess of 200 have now become usual in the Indian T20 League 2024 and it is no matter what the total is, it’s becoming a trend to chase them down adding more thrill to the game.

Kolkata and Punjab will cross swords for the 42nd match of the Indian T20 League 2024. The game is scheduled to be played at the iconic Eden Gardens on Friday, April 26. 

While Kolkata holds the second position, Punjab seats one place upper from the last rank in the points table.

Kolkata have won 5 out of 7 matches they played so far this season compared to Punjab’s eight matches winning only two of them.

The Shreyas Iyer-led side won their previous match by 1 run against Bengaluru in a nail-biting thriller. Phil Salt and Shreyas Iyer’s 48 and 50 run stand stood as the most decisive knocks, leading them to win the match.

On the contrary, Punjab’s last match was against Gujarat which they lost by 3 wickets. Prabhsimran Singh scored 35 runs in the game. 

In the head-to-head encounter, Kolkata and Punjab have played 42 games of which the Purple Army has won 21, giving away the rest of 11 to the Red Devils. 


Match Details

Match: KOL vs PUN, 42nd Match, IND T20 League 2024

Date: Friday, April 26, 2024

Time: 07:30 PM

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata


Pitch and Weather Report

The iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata is one of the biggest venues in India with deep boundaries. It provides a flat pitch which allows batters to play their strokes on the go. The pitch will favour fast bowlers in the early stages of the game. Spin bowlers can prove handy during the middle overs and the big boundaries will offer them extra protection to experiment with their lines and lengths. 

Clear skies are forecasted on match day with temperatures ranging from 41 to 29 degrees Celsius.


KOL vs PUN Squads

KOL: Shreyas Iyer (c), Srikar Bharat, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Sherfane Rutherford, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Vaibhav Arora, Dushmantha Chameera, Harshit Rana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sakib Hussain, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Philip Salt

PUN: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Shivam Singh, Sikandar Raza, Atharva Taide, Chris Woakes, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Prince Choudhary, Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan


KOL vs PUN Probable Playing XIs

KOL: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana

PUN: Sam Curran (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh


Match Prediction

The Kolkata batters are in great form whereas the Punjab lacks depth in their batting order. Both sides need help with their bowlers. As Kolkata are hosting the game and seemed undefeatable at the Edens’ we expect them to produce a remarkable performance and win the match. 


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