Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 2nd IPL 2023 Match Prediction

1 Apr 2023 - 03:30 pm IST Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali IPL 2023, Match 2

Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - IPL 2023

Punjab Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders

PBKS vs KKR Match Preview:

In the IPL 2022 standings, Punjab Kings came in sixth place, one spot ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders. When they fell to KKR in the IPL final in 2014, PBKS came the closest to winning the competition. The trophy has been won by KKR on two different occasions.

Both teams this year are well-rounded units with strength in every department. The game on April 1, 2023 is expected to be fiercely competitive. This piece serves as a preview of the forthcoming match between the teams and concludes with a winning prediction.

PBKS Preview:

Although they came the closest to winning the IPL championship in 2008, PBKS have not lived up to their potential. In the championship game that year, RR defeated them. They got a second chance in 2014, but they were defeated by KKR in the title match. They failed to reach the playoffs in any of the previous years.

KKR Preview:

KKR has previously won the IPL championship twice, in 2012 and 2014. They have, however, never been able to match that performance. They have excellent batting depth all the way up to number nine. They also have seven bowlers who can bowl a full quota of overs if necessary. They are, however, extremely reliant on elderly players such as Russell, Shakib al Hasan, and Narine.

PBKS vs KKR Match Details:

Venue:Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date and Time: 1 April 2023 (15:30 IST)

Punjab Kings Squad :

Dhawan, Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Livingstone, Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Rabada, Arshdeep Singh.

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad :

Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeeshan, Shreyas, Nitish Rana, Russell, Narine, Shakib Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul, Umesh Yadav.

Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Key Players

Punjab Kings Kolkata Knight Riders
Rahul ChaharRussell
Harpreet BrarShakib al Hasan

PBKS vs KKR Pitch Report:

The typical IPL score at Mohali’s IS Bindra Stadium is 170. The pitch seems to benefit spinners a little bit in the summer because there is no grass there. Captains that win the coin toss prefer to chase.

PBKS vs KKR Weather Report:

In April, the weather in Mohali will be bright with a light cloud cover during the day. The daytime temperature of 30 degrees Celsius may drop to a comfortable 18 degrees Celsius at night.

PBKS vs KKR CricAdvisor Predictions:

The two sides are evenly balanced, with strengths in all areas. PBKS, on the other hand, will appreciate hosting the forthcoming game in familiar surroundings. As a result, I believe that PBKS will use home advantage to defeat KKR in the IPL match on April 1, 2023

PBKS vs KKR Winning Chance:

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