PBKS vs KKR Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2023, Match 2

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PBKS vs KKR Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2023, Match 2
  • Sanjay Sanapoori | March 31, 2023 | 3:22 pm

Punjab Kings come in with a new captain and a new coach yet again. Shikhar Dhawan takes the reins this time as Punjab looks to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. On the other side, KKR is struggling with injuries of their own as Shreyas Iyer misses out with a back injury leaving Nitish Rana to lead the side.

PBKS vs KKR Match Details

Date: April 1st, 2023

Time:  3:30 PM IST

Venue: Mohali

PBKS vs KKR Weather Report

Dry weather and a lot of heat are expected while dew could also play a role as the game progresses.

PBKS vs KKR Pitch Report

Big outfields and a flat pitch are usually what connects with the Mohali track. The same could be said about the upcoming game as well with Mohali good for sides batting second.

PBKS vs KKR Head-to-Head

StatsMatchesKKR WonPBKS WonNR
At Mohali7430
In the last Five Matches5320
In 20221100

PBKS vs KKR Predicted Playing XI

PBKS Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Jitesh Sharma, Sikandar Raza, Shah Rukh Khan, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Sharma

KKR Playing XI

N Jagadeeshan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav

PBKS vs KKR Key Players

Sikandar Raza

Sikandar Raza finally gets an IPL deal. He has been in really good form over the last two years and deservedly got his call-up. Now, with Sikandar Raza likely to fight for his spot with Liam Livingstone, opportunities may be few and that will leave Raza with a lot to do.

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana has been with the Knight Riders for a really long time and is a vital part of their line-up. Now, with an interesting turn of events, Rana will be leading the side. His batting form has been good over the last couple of years and it will be interesting to see what leadership does to his batting.

PBKS’s Top Five Batters Last Season

PlayersMatchesRuns Average
Shikhar Dhawan1446038.33
Liam Livingstone1443736.41
Jonny Bairstow11253223
Jitesh Sharma1223429.25
Bhanuka Rajapaksha920622.88

KKR’s Top Five Batters Last Season

Shreyas Iyer1440130.84
Nitish Rana1436126.22
Andre Russell1433537.22
Venkatesh Iyer 1218216.54
Rinku Singh717434.22

PBKS’s Top Five Bowlers Last Season

Kagiso Rabada132328
Rahul Chahar141426
Arshdeep Singh141038
Rishi Dhawan6626
Liam Livingstone14634

KKR’s Top Five Bowlers Last Season

Andre Russell141717
Umesh Yadav161621
Tim Southee131419.64
Sunil Narine14934
Pat Cummins5731

PBKS vs KKR Rivalries to Watch out For

Arshdeep Singh vs Andre Russell: KKR’s premier finisher vs a death bowler who can nail yorkers with ease is a match-up to watch out for. They have only faced off for six deliveries with Andre Russell taking him for 16 runs and also getting out to him once.

PBKS vs KKR Match Tips

Both PBKS and KKR have injury concerns and new captains. Going by team balance PBKS look stronger still, but KKR is not a team to take likely, and with their impact players, they could create some surprises.

Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders Win the Match