Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with Punjab Kings in the 8th match of IPL 2022 that will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 01 Apr and will start at 7:30 PM IST. Read here complete information about this KKR vs PBKS match including preview, prediction, playing 11, Dream11 Team, etc.
KKR vs PBKS Match Details
- Stadium: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Date: 01 Apr, FRI
- Time: 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
- Live Streaming: The Live Streaming of KKR vs PBKS, IPL T20 can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar and SkyGo.
KKR vs PBKS Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The weather has been clear so far in Mumbai and no rain interruption is anticipated for this KKR vs PBKS match. In the two matches that have been played at Wankhede Stadium this season, a big score was not made as the team batting first scored 131 and 158 runs respectively. The score was easily chased in both matches. We predict this pitch to be good for batting again and the chase will be much easier here.
Bowlers need to keep their lines and length very tight to get some success from the pitch.
KKR Team Preview
After a wonderful batting show in the first, Kolkata Knight Riders batting was a complete failure in the last match against RCB. The top order collapsed very quickly and any of the top batsmen were not able to score 15 runs.The batting of KKR was totally out of touch in the match against RCB, but their batsmen will be keen to score runs in the upcoming match against PBKS.
KKR has one of the stronger batting lineups compared to other teams participating in IPL 2022. Openers Ajinkya Rahane & Venkatesh Iyer are capable of displaying their batting firepower against any bowling attack.
Captain Shreyas Iyer too failed in the last match, but his recent form in various formats of Cricket makes him a key player for KKR.
Sam Billings and Andre Russell also need to show a more positive approach with the bat down the order.
The bowling of KKR also not worked much in the last game, but the bowlers have not much to do much due to the low scores on the board. Pacers Tim Southee & Umesh Yadav can make the day worst for PBKS batsmen if they find their rhythm on time.
Sunil Narine andAndre Russell are the world-class bowlers and there is no doubt on their bowling skills.
PBKS Team Preview
Punjab Kings successfully chased a target of 205 in their first match of IPL 2022 against RCB. While chasing a target of over 200 there was not a single fifty from any batsman, but still, it was the collective effort of batsmen that helped the team to get past this score by losing just 5 wickets.
Openers Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan provided the desired start to the team in the chase of big target. Both these batsmen were impressive in their stand of 71 runs for the first wicket. These two batsmen would look to provide momentum to the team at the top order in this upcoming match against KKR also.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa was also clinical in his innings of 43 runs and made a good impact with the bat. He along with Liam Livingstone has good power to hit big boundaries and they can score runs at the important time.
Most of the bowlers for PBKS were very expensive and wicketless in the match against RCB. Sandeep Sharma and Arshdeep Singh are the top bowlers for PBKS but need to ball with total control as the pitch is likely to be batting friendly.
KKR vs PBKS Playing 11
KKR Playing 11
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
PBKS Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar
KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Stats in IPL T20
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KKR vs PBKS Winner Prediction
KKR team was quite impressive in their first of the tournament. Their batsmen and bowlers were on the top in the first game, but they lost momentum in the 2nd game against RCB. Batting especially top-order disappointed. Although they have some big names in their batting lineup but they need to be consistent.
PBKS on the other hand doesn’t have big batsmen and bowlers in their lineup on paper but the way they played in their first match and achieved a big target of 205, they are looking in full confidence, so we predict PBKS as the winner for this match.
KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Team