KKR vs PBKS: Watch - Umesh Yadav Dismisses PBKS Captain Mayank Agarwal In The First Over Of The Match
KKR vs PBKS: Watch - Umesh Yadav Dismisses PBKS Captain Mayank Agarwal In The First Over Of The Match

Kolkata Knight Riders are facing Punjab Kings in the third match of their IPL 2022 campaign at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. KKR are heading into this game after losing their last game against RSB. Punjab on the other hand, beat RCB in their first game of the campaign. Umesh Yadav, KKR’s opening bowler dismissed the opposition skipper Mayank Agarwal to give his team a great start. 

Bowling wicket to wicket, Umesh Yadav trapped Mayank Agarwal on his pads with a ball that just held its line and was headed straight to the wicket. Mayank was wise enough not to go for a review for a dismissal that was very straightforward.

Umesh Yadav KKR
Photo Credit: (IPL)

This was also Umesh’s 50th wicket in the powerplay. The wicket was also his fifth of this campaign so far. Umesh Yadav has now taken wickets inside the powerplay in all three matches and given KKR good starts in the process. 

Earlier in the game, KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bowl first. They brought in Shivam Mavi in place of Sheldon Jackson and packed their XI with an added bowling option. 

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: IPL)

“We’re going to bowl first. The reason is obviously the swimming pool (of dew) that’s visible in the evenings. As I said last game, it’s about giving it your all to defend no matter what score you have on the board. All the players are dedicated and focused to perform their roles for the last two games. We can’t complain (about having three games in a week), we’re all professionals. One change – Shivam Mavi comes in for Sheldon Jackson” said Iyer. 

KKR vs PBKS Playing XIs 

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(w), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

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KKR vs PBKS: Watch – Umesh Yadav Dismisses PBKS Captain Mayank Agarwal In The First Over Of The Match:

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