Day 39, Match 53, KKR vs PBKS Match Prediction, IPL 2023
After an exhilarating victory over the SunRisers Hyderabad, the Kolkata Knight Riders are gearing up to face off against the Punjab Kings at the renowned Eden Gardens stadium. With the mid-table of the IPL standings being a fiercely contested battleground, Nitish Rana and his squad are determined to continue their winning momentum and push for a coveted place in the top 4 by claiming another victory.
On the other hand, the
Punjab Kings are grappling with inconsistency issues throughout the season, having recently suffered a defeat against the Mumbai Indians. Despite their impressive batting prowess, their bowling department has proven to be a source of worry. As they brace themselves for a showdown with the Knight Riders, the Kings are banking on their strong batting performance to see them through and secure a much-needed win.
Scheduled to take place in Kolkata, the forthcoming match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings promises to be a thrilling encounter. In their last IPL game held in Kolkata, KKR found themselves on the losing end against the Gujarat Titans, who overpowered them by 7 wickets after the Knight Riders had posted a score of 179 for 7.
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have battled with each other in overall 31 matches in IPL. From which, Punjab Kings have won 11, whereas KKR have won 20 matches.
KKR vs PBKS Pitch Report
Anticipated to provide an advantage to slower bowlers, the pitch at Eden Gardens is likely to require batters to put in extra effort to score runs. During the previous match between Kolkata and Gujarat, established batters carefully assessed the conditions before going for big hits.
The weather in Kolkata is expected to be fair for the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. There is no chance of rain interrupting the 20-over clash, while the wind speed is projected to be approximately 12 km/h. The temperature may range from 32 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius, and the humidity is predicted to be around 55 percent.
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Anukul Roy, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Nathan Ellis, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar
KKR vs PBKS Full Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana (c), Lockie Ferguson, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Southee, Rinku Singh, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur, David Wiese, Umesh Yadav, Aarya Desai, Jason Roy
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Baltej Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Singh, Harpreet Brar, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Ratee, Liam Livingstone, Prabhsimran Singh, M Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shivam Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Sikandar Raza
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