Who will win today in Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 2nd T20 IPL 2023 match, let’s find out the match-winner? Today’s match prediction of PBKS vs KKR 2nd T20 is given below. Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 2nd T20 match of Indian Premier League 2023 is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 1st April 2023 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. Cricketwebs provides 100% IPL match prediction and cricket betting tips for every cricket match.
Today Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 2nd T20 IPL 2023 Match Detail, Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, and Match Preview
Match: PBKS vs KKR, 2nd Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: Saturday, April 01, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Punjab Kings Review:
Punjab Kings had a strong squad in IPL 2022, but despite that, they eventually out of the playoffs by winning just seven out of their 14 matches. This season, the camp has included England all-rounder Sam Curran in its camp by making a big bid.
Shikhar Dhawan has been away from cricket for a long time. Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, and Kagiso Rabada will surely feature in the Punjab Kings lineup. Apart from this, Bhanuka Rajapakse or Matthew Short will be selected as the fourth foreign player.
Jitesh Sharma is good with the bat and as a keeper, but Shah Rukh Khan and Harpreet Singh Bhatia need to take their game to the next level with the bat. Perhaps worryingly for the team, some of the PBKS’ big players are on a decline.
Shikhar Dhawan is nearing the end of his career, Rahul Chahar is struggling after his initial success in the IPL, and the youngsters that Punjab Kings have invested in haven’t really paid off. But Punjab will dominate the opposition in their home ground.
Kolkata Knight Riders Review:
Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a major blow even before the start of IPL 2023 when it was learned that Shreyas Iyer would not be available for this season. Shreyas is Kolkata’s best batsman, the Riders really have no choice but to have him as a backup. Iyer’s absence may force KKR to make some changes in the balance of their entire team.
In the current situation, the places of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Venkatesh Iyer are confirmed in the playing eleven of Kolkata. Apart from that, KKR can go for an overseas bowler (probably Ferguson) and an additional overseas all-rounder (Shakib Al Hasan or David Wiese) in the playing XI.
Apart from this, KKR may be forced to choose one bowler and two all-rounders. This will give him depth in both the bowling and batting departments. N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Nitish Rana, Umesh Yadav, and Varun Chakravarthy will fill the rest for KKR.
Our expert is not quite convinced with this lineup. Sure, Kolkata have some great foreign players as match-winners, but the Indian contingent doesn’t seem that mature. Our expert has seen almost all the KKR Indian players in action, all of whom have struggled a lot in the IPL.
KKR will win a few matches during the tournament but their presence in the IPL 2023 play-offs is in doubt. A big struggle can be seen for this.
Who will win PBKS vs KKR 2nd T20 Toss Prediction?
Toss Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders
Punjab Kings Squad 2023:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, and Shivam Singh
Punjab Kings Probable Top Performer
Top Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan has been away from cricket for a long time, but despite this, he has the ability to survive on the Indian pitch. He has the expertise to find gaps in the field. In this match, he can be expected to score around 60 runs.
Top Bowler: Sam Curran
The pitch will be new in the opening match of the tournament and the ball may turn early in the powerplay, bringing Sam Curran’s left-arm bowling into the equation. Also, the England all-rounder is a left-handed batsman with the option of batting inside the top 4. His current form goes in his favor.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad 2023:
Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Narayan Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejrolia, Mandeep Singh, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Top Performer
Top Batsmen: Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana has been elected captain of the team in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. In the last few seasons, Nitish has won many matches with his batting. He will be expected to play long and aggressive innings as a middle-order batsman. Only his innings will be able to make a difference in the match.
Top Bowler: Sunil Narine
Even after the long history of IPL, overcoming this bowler is like an insurmountable puzzle for any batsman. He is known for his unsolved variations. Two or three wickets are expected from him in this match. And if needed in batting, aggressive innings can help.
Stadium: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium
Ends: Pavilion End, City End
Punjab Kings Stats and History
Total Match Played = 218
Won = 101
Loss = 117
No Result = 0
Kolkata Knight Riders Stats and History
Total Match Played = 227
Won = 114
Loss = 109
No Result = 4
PBKS vs KKR Head To Head Stats
Total Match Played = 30
Punjab Kings Won = 10
Kolkata Knight Riders Won = 20
No results = 0
6 overs Session Prediction PBKS vs KKR 2nd T20:
Punjab Kings 6 Overs Session Prediction = 44+ Runs
Kolkata Knight Riders 6 Overs Session Prediction = 38+ Runs
What is the PBKS vs KKR 2nd T20 IPL 2023 Score Prediction?
If Punjab Kings Bat First: 165+ Runs
If Kolkata Knight Riders Bat First: 154+ Runs
Pitch Report and Weather Update:
The second match of IPL 2023 is going to take place at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, which is generally known for its high bounce and fast outfield, it is a high run-scoring ground. Pacers may get extra help from the pitch initially, but it will become more batting friendly as the game progresses.
Both teams would like to take advantage of this to stay on top initially. The pitch has a reputation for being true and consistent, meaning it provides a fair contest between bat and ball. The pitch is expected to support the batsmen, and we can expect a high-scoring match. The average score of the first innings of this ground is 160 runs.
There is no threat of rain and the weather is expected to be pleasant. Since the match will be played in the afternoon, there will be no dew, increasing the chances of a high-scoring match.
Winning Chances Of Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders?
Punjab Kings winning chances are 61% in this match
Kolkata Knight Riders winning chances are 39% in this match
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PBKS vs KKR 2nd T20 IPL 2023 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jatin Sharma
- Batsman: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer
- All-Rounder: Sunil Narine(vc), Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza
- Bowlers: Varun Chakravarthy, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh
Who Will Win Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 2nd T20 IPL 2023 Match Prediction?
IPL Match Prediction: Punjab Kings
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PBKS vs KKR 2nd T20 IPL 2023 Betting Tips
Punjab Kings will have more advantage in this match against KKR in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. They have a well-balanced lineup with plenty of dynamic and in-form all-rounders. In fact, both teams are heavily dependent on their overseas players to win matches and hence Indian players can make a difference in the match. Punjab Kings seem to have the upper hand in this match. So bet on Punjab Kings to win.
Indian Premier League 2023 Points Table
Where can I watch IPL 2023?
Like previous IPL editions, this year too Star Sports Network will telecast live IPL matches. But unlike the previous IPL editions, Disney Hotstar will not live stream the IPL matches. Instead, Viacom18 acquired the rights to live stream the matches in India by paying a total of Rs 20,500 crore to the BCCI.
According to Reliance, Jio Cinema will live stream IPL 2023 for free. Jio users can download the Jio Cinema mobile application from Google Play Store/App Store and access the Indian Premier League 2023 in 4K resolution for free. In addition, the stream will also be available from different angles and cameras.
|India||Star Sports, Jio Cinema|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event|
|United States||Willow TV|
|Middle East||Times Internet|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports (Flow Sports 2)|
|Afghanistan||Ariana Television Network|
|Nepal||Star Sports, Yupp TV|
|Sri Lanka||Star Sports, Yupp TV|
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