PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match, Dream11 Team Today, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of Tata IPL 2023 match 2 between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Two time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders clash off against roaring Punjab Kings led by Shikhar Dhawan at Mohali in Match 2 of Tata IPL 2023. The first day game of the season is expected to be a banger.
PBKS vs KKR Tata IPL 2023 Match 2 Details
|Match: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Punjab|
|Date: 01st April, 2023|
|Time: 3:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT, 06:00 AM ET|
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders will be live streamed in India on Jio Cinema, Star Sports channels in India. Tata IPL 2023 is live streamed on ESPN plus in USA, SKY Sports in United Kingdom, Caribbean Islands.
PBKS vs KKR Match Preview
Punjab Kings after a good season in IP 2022, look a fresh side ahead of IPL 2023. Punjab Kings signed Sam Curran for 18.5 crores in the auction. The biggest price ever payed by a franchise in IPL history. The team is filled with power hitters in the form of Matthew Short, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan and Sikandar Raza.
The pioneer of bazball cricket Jonny Bairstow is ruled out of IPL 2023 due to injury. Matthew Short replaces him. Kagiso Rabada will miss the opening game for the kings due to national duty. Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Sam Curran will be the key bowlers for Punjab against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders lost their captain Shreyas Iyer due to back injury. Nitish Rana is appointed as the captain of the team. KKR got a young and talented squad. The team’s top order looks inexperienced. Rahman Ullah Gurbaz, David Wiese are the new signings for the team.
KKR will back their premium all rounders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine to fire against Punjab Kings. Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur Umesh Yadav are the key bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders against Punjab Kings in match 2 of Tata IPL 2023.
PBKS vs KKR Head to Head Record
|Punjab Kings||10 Wins|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||20 Wins|
PBKS vs KKR Tata IPL 2023 Match 2 Pitch Report
The pitch at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali is a flat track and a high scoring venue. The ground has short square boundaries and batters love batting on the surface. Since it is a day game the surface might slow down a bit in the later part of the game. Medium pacers will be key on this surface. Teams batting first won 43% of the matches, while team chasing has won 57% of the matches.
Average 1st Innings score: 168 runs in 56 IPL matches played at this venue.
PBKS vs KKR Tata IPL 2023 Match 2 Probable XI
Punjab Kings (PBKS): Shikhar Dhawan(C), Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Matthew Short, Jitesh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana(C), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Narayan Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav.
PBKS vs KKR Players Stats:
|Andre Russell||2035 runs and 89 wickets in 98 matches|
|Sunil Narine||1025 runs and 152 wickets in 148 matches|
|Shikhar Dhawan||6243 runs in 206 matches|
|Sam Curran||337 runs and 32 wickets in 32 matches|
|Arshdeep Singh||40 wickets|
|Umesh Yadav||177 runs and 135 wickets|
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction & Fantasy Cricket Tips
Shikhar Dhawan: The captain of Punjab Kings is amongst the top five run getters in IPL history. He has amassed 6243 runs in his IPL career. Dhawan has scored 460 runs in the last season. The track at Mohali is a batting paradise, he has good record at this venue. He is the top pick in PBKS vs KKR Dream11 team.
Andre Russell: The big West Indian can win games single handedly. Russell has scored 335 runs and picked up 17 wickets in the last season. He bowls at the death and has a huge chance of getting wickets. Russell can give points in both batting & bowling section. He is top captaincy pick in PBKS vs KKR Dream11 team.
Sunil Narine: Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is amongst the top five wicket takers in IPL history. Narine is a pinch hitter with the bat. He can score quickfire cameos with the bat and picks up wickets with the ball.
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction for Small leagues & H2H Contests
Keeper – Jitesh Sharma, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer
All-rounders – Sam Curran, Sikanadar Raza, Andre Russell (C), Sunil Narine,
Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Rahul Chahar
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction for Grand Leagues
Keeper – Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Narayan Jagadessan
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Rinku Singh, Shahrukh Khan,
All-rounders – Sam Curran, Sikanadar Raza, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine (vc), Matthew Short (c)
Bowlers – Arshdeep Singh
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Match 1 Probable Winner
Considering the team combination, pitch conditions we predict Kolkata Knight Riders to win the game against Punjab Kings in the second game of the season.
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