pbks vs kkr: IPL 2021 Preview, PBKS vs KKR: Punjab, Kolkata hope for change in fortunes | Cricket News – Times of India



s the IPL bandwagon moves to Ahmedabad, both Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, who will be involved in the first clash at the venue this year on Monday, will be hoping for a change in fortunes.
While Punjab will be hoping to capitalise on their moral-boosting nine-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their last game, KKR will be looking to arrest the state of free fall that they are in.
The Kolkata-based side sunk to the bottom of the points table after suffering four defeats on the trot, despite having made a winning start to their campaign. The story is quite similar for their rivals, who have recorded only two wins so far in their five games. However, they will be landing in Ahmedabad with their tails up.

Eoin Morgan and his boys, on the other hand, would have spent their time on the flight searching for answers to their woes. There have been a lot of issues that have gone wrong for them, like the team not getting a good start, with poor powerplay scores returning to haunt them.
Skipper Morgan’s words that “we lacked a lot of intent” after their defeat to Rajasthan Royals on Saturday sums up their biggest concern.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and KKR might want to try out things differently now. It is not just Morgan’s form.

The strategies of the World Cup-winning skipper have also troubled KKR. It also seems that the captain and coach Brendon McCullum are not on the same page.
Punjab too have issues. Can they still play Pooran over T20I No. 1 player Dawid Malan?

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