- Rohit Singh | March 31, 2023 | 3:51 pm
PBKS vs KKR Match Preview
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders square off in the second match of the 2023 Indian Premier League. With the Kings finishing just two places above the Knight Riders, they will face the seventh-placed side in this matchup. Last year’s sixth-place squad will be playing this team. Prior to this year’s competition, both will aim for the playoffs. The Punjab Kings have placed sixth for the previous four years, but they appear to have assembled a really strong team for this competition. They ought to possess sufficient talent to open this game strong. In terms of their hitting going into this new season, Kolkata Knight Riders do appear a little underprepared. In this first encounter, we anticipate them to have difficulty.
PBKS vs KKR Match Details
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 2nd Match
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association stadium – Mohali
Date & Time: 01st April 2023 at 03:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports
PBKS vs KKR Venue Stats
|Avg 1st inn score||170|
|Avg 2nd inn score||165|
|Win% batting 1st||42|
|Win% batting 2nd||58|
PBKS vs KKR Pitch Report
There is always something in this pitch for batters as well as quick and spin bowlers. A par total in this game will be around 175-180.
PBKS vs KKR Weather Report
Looking at the weather forecast, we can expect rain to disrupt the game at Mohali. There is a 45-50% chance of rainfall shown in the weather prediction and the wind speed is expected to be around 11 km/h.
PBKS vs KKR Last Five Matches
|PBKS ( Punjab Kings )||W L W L W|
|KKR ( Kolkata Knight Riders )||L W W L W|
PBKS vs KKR Head-to-Head Stats
|Matches Played||GT Won||CSK Won||Tie||NR|
No Injury. Will be added when there is an update.
Also Read: Stats and Records at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
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PBKS vs KKR Probable Playing XIs:
Punjab Kings Probable Playing XIs
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Harpreet Singh, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Raj Bawa
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XIs
N Jagadeesan (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Topmost Picks for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction:
Top Picks – Punjab Kings
- Shikhar Dhawan- only Virat Kohli has scored more IPL runs than the Punjab Kings skipper. He has hit the most fours of any player in the history of the competition.
- Sam Curran- the short left-handed batting and bowling all-rounder won the Player of the Series Award in the 2022 T20 World Cup. He is a natural stroke maker.
Top Picks – Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz- the Afghanistan opener is from a generation of players who only know how to attack in this format of the game.
- Shardul Thakur– the bowling all-rounder has become a consistent international performer for India over recent years. He has 82 wickets across his IPL career.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shikhar Dhawan(C), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine(VC), Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Tim Southee, Arshdeep Singh
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell(C), Sunil Narine, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone(VC), Nathan Ellis, Shardul Thakur
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Shikhar Dhawan, Andre Russell
Vice-captain – Sunil Narine, Liam Livingstone
Wicketkeeper – Bhanuka Rajapaksa
PBKS vs KKR Probable Winners:
Despite finishing in the middle of the table last year, both teams played in a number of exciting and entertaining matches throughout the tournament. Rajapaksa, who has a top T20 score of 100, will look to attack from the first ball. We anticipate a competitive game with no one team running away with the game too early. Overall, we believe the Punjab Kings have more match-winners with the bat and the ball. Considering the team combination, Punjab Kings is expected to win this match.