Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings: The 53rd match of the Indian Premier League is all set to begin. Nitish Rana-led Kolkata Knight Riders will host the Punjab Kings captained by Shikhar Dhawan. The match is slated to take place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 8th May 2023.
Match: IPL 2023 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens
Pitch Report: The pitch here is a batting paradise. The surface is generally flat, which makes it good for stroke players. It will provide a little assistance for the pacers as the game progress. This will be the 5th match hosted this season on the pitch. Considering the previous match records of the year, it is expected the team winning the toss at Eden Garden will opt to bowl first.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings-The Squad
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana(c), Johnson Charles(wk), Narayan Jagadeeshan(wk), Aarya Desai, Jason Roy, Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukal Roy, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harishit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Suyush Sharma, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jithesh Sharma(wk), Prabhsimran Singh(wk), Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Shivam Singh, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, Gurnoor Brar, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Baltej Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Razza, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings-Team performance in the past matches
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Punjab Kings in the upcoming match of the ongoing IPL 2023. The match will take place at the home of Kolkata Knight Riders, Eden Gardens at 7:30 PM. Kolkata Knight Riders Played the last clash against PBKS at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, now they will face each other at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
On the second match of the IPL 2023, Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs in a rain-affected match at Mohali. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and choose to field first. Punjab Kings Commenced with Bhanuka Rajapaksha’s 50 runs off 32 balls. Shikhar Dhawan and Rajapaksha took 86 runs in a partnership in the second wicket. Later he was dismissed for 40(29). The Kolkata Knight Riders required 46 to win in four overs when rain interrupted the match, While Punjab Kings stood 7 runs ahead as per the DLS method.
Kolkata Knight Riders are in the bottom three with DC and SRH with their 4 wins out of 10 matches. The last time they played against Sunrisers Hyderabad, defending 5 runs off the final five overs. But they still need to continue finding ways to win over the line with the top-order so far to perform in the desired manner. On the other hand, Punjab Kings are in the 7th position with 5 wins in 10 matches. Punjab Kings lost their last match with Mumbai Indians by 6 wickets. So, by winning this match, they can hurdle a couple of teams and reach the top 5 of the points table.
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Wicket-keeper: Jithesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer,Shikhar Dhawan
All-Rounder: Andre Russell, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Varun Chakaravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis
Captain: Arshdeep Singh
Vice-Captain: Liam Livingstone
Wicket-keeper: Jithesh Sharma
Batters: Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer,Shikhar Dhawan, Jason Roy
All-Rounder: Sam Curran, Andre Russell, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Suyush Sharma
Captain: Sam Curran
Vice-Captain: Venkatesh Iyer