KKR vs PBKS, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Head To Head, Match Prediction

Kolkata vs Punjab 2022

Kolkata Knight Riders will be taking on Punjab Kings in the 8th match of the Indian Premier League 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, Before that Kolkata has played 2 matches in this League and had one defeat and one win in their bag. On the other hand, Punjab Kings have played only a single match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and got victory taste before 1 over left. Punjab Kings chased 205 runs target in 19 overs and won by 5 wickets. Punjab King’s top order had shown decent form in their last match against RCB. KKR and PBKS have played 29 matches against each other, KKR is in the upper hand winning 19 matches and Punjab Kings have won 10 matches.



KKR vs PBKS Probable Playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders

Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy


Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar


KKR vs PBKS Pitch Report

Kolkata vs Punjab will be played at Wankhede Stadium on 1 April, this match is an afternoon match so there would be no dew factor, it means batting first or batting in the second inning will be not much matter. There would be the same pitch condition throughout the match.

The Pitch of Wankhede Stadium supports both batsman and bowler. Initially, in some overs, it helps bowlers, and in middle overs ball comes to the bat nicely. The record says, Batting first or Batting second is equally weighted because here, 92 domestic and International T20 matches have been played in which 42 matches have won by batting first team, and 50 matches have won by batting in second inning team. I don’t think there is any different condition for batting first and batting second for afternoon match, but yes dew is a major factor in day-night game for batting or bowling.

In IPL 2022, 2 matches have been played here and all 2 matches were won by the team who batted in the second inning. But remember all 2 matches were in the evening. The average first inning score at Wankhede in IPL 2022 is 144. The team that batted first is losing more wickets as compared to the team who batted in the second inning.

See Brabourne Stadium Pitch Report


Wankhede Stadium IPL Records

Total Matches Played- 85
Batting First Won– 40
Batting Second Won– 45

Batting first Average Score-169
Batting 2nd Average Score- 156
Highest score– 235/1 RCB
Lowest score- 67/10 KKR

Score Records in IPL

Below 150 – 42 times(1st inning-17, 2nd inning- 24)
150 to 200- 103 times(1st inning-54, 2nd inning- 48)
Above 200 – 12 times(1st inning-8, 2nd inning- 4)

Wicket Taker

Left Arm Fast- 20
Left Arm Fast Medium-127
Left Arm Medium-6
Left Arm Spinners-95

Right Arm Fast-152
Right Arm Fast Medium-293
Right Arm Medium-58
Right Arm Spinners-160

See DY Patil Stadium Pitch Report


KKR vs PBKS Head To Head

Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings have played 29 matches against each other, KKR is in the upper hand winning 19 matches and Punjab Kings have won 10 matches. Kolakata Knight Riders high score and low score against Punjab Kings are 245 and 109 runs respectively. Whereas Punjab Kings high score and low score against Kolkata are 214 and 119 runs respectively.

In IPL 2021, KKR and PBKS both teams had registered one win each out of two matches.

Mayank Agrawal is most run getter in head to head battle, he smashed 424 runs.

Sunil Narine is most wicket taker in head to head battle, he took 30 wickets.


KKR vs PBKS Dream 11 Prediction

Mayank Agrawal is the most runs getter against Kolkata Knight Riders, and he is in good form.

Shreyas Iyer is the captain of KKR, bat at number 3, he is in golden touch in recent days.

Andre Russel is well known West Indies all-rounder, he is a perfect all-rounder who can earn points in both departments. He is a death-over bowler of KKR.

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian opener batsman, no need to introduce him and he is looking in good touch.

Odean Smith is well known West Indies all-rounder in recent days, would bowl his full 4 over Kota and he can hit the ball very sharply.



KKR vs PBKS Dream11 Team

Wicketkeeper– Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Batsmen- Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer

All Rounders– Andre Russel, Liam Livinstone, Odean Smith

Bowlers- Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Umesh Yadav, Tim Sauthee


KKR vs PBKS Captain And Vice-Captain Choice

Odean Smith, Andre Russel, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal

See MCA Stadium Pitch Report


KKR vs PBKS Who Will Win

Probably KKR

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