Indian Premier League: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, Match 2

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Match Preview

In the 2nd game of the IPL, it will be Punjab Kings up against Kolkata Knight Riders at PCA Stadium in Mohali.

For the Punjab Kings, Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side while KKR will be under the leadership of Nitish Rana.

Moreover, talking about their last season, then PBKS finished 6th in the points table and KKR were just below them in 7th.

Additionally, Punjab Kings haven’t yet put their hands on the trophy yet but KKR won the trophy twice.

When talking about their head-to-head clashes, the Punjab Kings have emerged victorious twice while KKR has won three times in the last five games.

Therefore, we will get a good game between these two teams tomorrow and it will be interesting to note if Punjab can equal the win record or not.

Match Details

Match: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 2

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

Date: 1st April 2023

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Mohali is an ideal one for batters as it will assist them well when they are scoring runs. Moreover, it is a high-scoring venue where batters will enjoy the bounce and carry. On the other hand, the pacers will get some help from the wicket in the initial overs of the game.

Full Squads for Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 2

Punjab Kings

Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shivam Singh, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Kolkata Knight Riders

Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, David Wiese, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Litton Das (wk), Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy

Probable Playing XI for Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 2

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar

Impact Player- Rishi Dhawan

Kolkata Knight Riders

Venkatesh Iyer, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Nitish Rana (c), Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Vaibhav Arora

Impact Player- David Wiese

Probable Winner

From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that Kolkata Knight Riders will win this game for sure.

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