kolkata knight riders will look horn against PBKS. Although they will give a tough fight. Although Punjab Kings’ batting lineup features international T20 stars. They finished 6th last season with 7 victories from 14 matches. Kings would have made playoffs with one more win. Although Dhawan’s captaincy will motivate Kings to improve this year. PBKS will miss Jonny Bairstow this season. Adelaide Strikers opener Mathew Short has played some great innings.
He may not replace Baristow in this lineup. Although Short can rediscover his groove on Mohali’s batting pitch. Although Australian batsmen may struggle on Indian pitches. Bhanuka Rajapaksa is out of touch. He impressed early for the Kings, but he disappointed internationally. This lineup relies on Dhawan and Livingstone for scoring. Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, and Sam Curran might score quickly on the batting-friendly pitch. Although Punjab Kings bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Rabada will continue to lead. Watch out for PBKS wicket-taker Rahul Chahar.
KKR’s captaincy changed after Shreyas Iyer’s injury. Rishabh Pant became DC captain after Iyer was injured. Although Iyer struggled to return and was released. Nitish Rana will lead the team till Iyer returns, giving him a chance to exhibit his leadership. Although KKR is a well-balanced team. Young and gifted batsmen like Venkatesh Iyer, Rana, and Rinku Singh must lead KKR.
Rinku Singh’s huge hits last season earned him a spot in this match’s Lineup. Shakib Al Hasan rejoined KKR after missing last season. Although Liton Das, an explosive opening batter from Bangladesh, joined Hasan this time. Billings, Indrajith, and Jackson left KKR, changing the wicket-keeper department.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, N Jagadeesan, and Liton Das are good wicket-keeper batsman possibilities. Although David Wiese replaced Mohammad Nabi as bowling all-rounder, a critical change. KKR gained Shardul Thakur and more bowling variation this year.
Punjab cricket association Bindra Stadium hosts this match. Punjab Kings’ home stadium averages 166 runs in domestic T20s in the first innings. The average first innings total in the six T20Is played here was 183 runs. Although with the team batting second winning four. Batting second on this ground has won 32 of 56 domestic T20 matches. This arena has chased IPL 180s. Although KKR has experienced finishers and both sides have big-impact players. Both captains want to bowl first if they win the toss.
Fast bowlers loved the pitch until the 1990s. Since then, it has slowed and gotten more battle. Although the Match day in Mohali will see scattered thunderstorms and a high of 23 degrees Celsius.
Head To Head kolkata knight riders
In 15 seasons of the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have met 30 times, with KKR winning 20 times and Punjab winning 10. In their last five matches, Kolkata Knight Riders have won three and Punjab Kings two. The IPL 2014 final, where Gautam Gambhir’s KKR defeated Punjab to win the trophy for the second time, will be the most memorable match for both teams’ fans. Although Punjab scored 199 while batting first in the 2014 finals and had a good chance of earning their first IPL title. KKR will fight back.
Kolkata Knight Riders shook Gambhir’s team early in the chase by reducing them to 59/2. Although Manish Pandey’s 94 runs kept KKR in contention. Once he fell, KKR was in trouble and Punjab came back. Nevertheless, Piyush Chawla hit Mitchell Johnson for runs in the 19th over, and he hit the winning shot and led his team to victory.
Playing 11 kolkata knight riders
Kolkata Knight Riders
Mandeep Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Shakib Al Hasan, N Jagadeesan (wk), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar
Match Prediction kolkata knight riders
KKR Will win.
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