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PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the 2nd IPL 2023 match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knights Riders.
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Details:
|Match: Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knights Riders|
|Date: 31st March 2023|
|Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India|
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PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Preview:
The second game of the TATA IPL 2023 will see Punjab Kings squaring off against Kolkata Knight Riders in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader in Mohali.
Punjab Kings will be led by Shikhar Dhawan while Nitish Rana will lead the Kolkata Knight Riders this season. In the previous season, Punjab Kings ended at the sixth spot on the points table with 7 wins in 14 games whereas the Kolkata Knight Riders finished at the seventh position with 6 wins in 14 matches.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Shakib Al Hasan are among the crucial players while Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, and Kagiso Rabada are among the main players from the Punjab Kings camp.
In the 30 head-to-head games between these two sides, Kolkata Knight Riders won 20 while Punjab Kings managed to win the remaining 10. Another exciting contest is anticipated here between these two sides on Saturday.
PBKS vs KKR Head-to-Head Record:
|Punjab Kings||10 wins|
|Kolkata Knights Riders||20 wins|
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Weather Report:
|Wind Speed||13 km/hr|
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Pitch Report:
The pitch at Mohali initially aids the quick bowlers but becomes batter-friendly over the course of the game. Early assistance for quick bowlers is on offer during the initial overs. Batting becomes easier as the game progresses. There will be little assistance on offer for the spinners on this track.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first-innings score on this wicket is 173 runs.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 80 on this ground.
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Injury Update/Players Availability:
For the Punjab Kings, English all-rounder Liam Livingstone is set to miss the first game as he is on an off-season tour to Dubai and will reach India next week, wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, has been ruled out of the season as he is recovering from an injury and Kagiso Rabada, who is only arriving in India on April 3 due to International Commitments.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, their Skipper Shreyas Iyer is set to miss the majority of the season due to his back injury. Apart from this, there is no injury update from either of the teams until 8 am today.
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Probable XIs:
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan ©, Matt Short, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knights Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Nitish Rana ©, Rinku Singh, Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Players Stats:
|Arshdeep Singh||40 wickets in 37 matches|
|Venkatesh Iyer||552 runs and 3 wickets in 22 matches|
|Sunil Narine||1025 runs and 152 wickets in 148 matches|
|Shahrukh Khan||270 runs in 19 matches|
Hot Picks for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Arshdeep Singh is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium fast bowler from Punjab Kings. He has hunted 40 wickets in the 37 matches IPL career so far.
Sunil Narine is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has hammered 1025 runs and picked up 152 wickets in his 148 matches IPL career so far.
Shahrukh Khan is a right-handed batsman from Punjab Kings. He has marked 270 runs in his 19 matches IPL career so far.
Venkatesh Iyer is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pacer from India Kolkata Knight Riders. He has added 552 runs and taken 3 wickets in his 22 matches IPL career so far.
Jitesh Sharma is a right-handed batsman from Punjab kings who will handle the middle order for them.
Shardul Thakur is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler at Kolkata Knight Riders.
PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 2 Captain and Vice-captain Choices:
|Captain||Sam Curran & Arshdeep Singh|
|Vice-Captain||Sunil Narine & Venkatesh Iyer|
Suggested Playing XI No. 1 (Small Leagues and Head-to-Head) for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match and Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh
All-rounders – Andre Russell, Sam Curran (c), Sunil Narine (vc)
Bowlers – Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar
Suggested Playing XI No. 2 (Grand Leagues) for PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match and Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jitesh Sharma, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer (vc)
All-rounders – Andre Russell, Sam Curran, Sunil Narine
Bowlers – Arshdeep Singh (c), Umesh Yadav
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match IPL 2023 Match 2 Players to Avoid:
Harpreet Brar and Lockie Ferguson are the players that can be avoided in this game.
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match IPL 2023 Match 2 Expert Advice:
Sam Curran will be a good captaincy choice for the small leagues. Arshdeep Singh will be a decent choice for the captaincy in the grand leagues. Tim Southee and Sikandar Raza are among the punt picks here. The best suggested/Dream11 combination for this game is 2-3-3-3.
PBKS vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match IPL 2023 Match 2 Probable Winners:
Considering the combination, Punjab Kings are expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.